About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Specially-Abled Youths in Agra Campaign Against Female Foeticide

by VR Sreeraman on October 6, 2009 at 5:35 PM
Font : A-A+

 Specially-Abled Youths in Agra Campaign Against Female Foeticide

Three specially-abled youths took up an initiative to spread awareness amongst people against female foeticide in Agra.

"We felt good when these people said that girl child should be saved and are not meant to be killed. If it happens then marriages will never happen and another thing is to stop taking and giving dowry during the marriages," said Kamla, a resident.

Advertisement

These men started their journey from Ambala planning to visit almost ten states with the messages against female foeticide.

"Our main motive will be to make most of the people aware against female foeticide. I also want to say that this female foeticide mainly happens because of dowry," said Deepak, a physically disabled volunteer from Ambala.
Advertisement

During their journey, these youths visit every nook and corner of the state to spread their message. According to them, female foeticide is consequent to dowry.

According to a recent report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), up to 50 million girls and women are missing from India' s population as a result of systematic gender discrimination in India.

In India, there are less than 93 women for every 100 men in the population. The accepted reason for such a disparity is the practice of female infanticide in India, prompted by the existence of a dowry system which requires the family to pay out a great deal of money when a female child is married.

For a poor family, the birth of a girl child can signal the beginning of financial ruin and extreme hardship.

Source: ANI
LIN
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Find a Hospital Noscaphene (Noscapine) Selfie Addiction Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects A-Z Drug Brands in India Daily Calorie Requirements Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Vent Forte (Theophylline) Sanatogen
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use