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Archive for March, 2008

Combating Child Sexual Abuse

We have in past written about Child Sexual Abuse.

One of the grouse our readers have expressed is about us not a providing solution to a problem. We agree writing about a issue is only the first step toward awareness. But acting on the solution is the most important next step.

One of our friends, Amyth, has taken this action step. His NGO, Elaan deals with this issue of child sexual abuse. Please hop over to his Elaan blog to show your support. 🙂

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Female Foeticide – Still Rampant!!!

Since ages now, a “boy” child has been prefered over a “girl” child in the vast population of India. The obsession for male child is not just prominent in the worker class of India, but also in the educated class, business class, affluent class, not-so-affluent class… in fact, amongst all the “classes” of India!

The sad part of the story is that this is unfortunately ingrained in the minds of Indians. So even after living abroad, in the plush society of countries like UK, Indian women are sent back home to India, to detect the sex of their unborn child and to terminate it, if the child is a “girl”.

Some facts here:

  • Female infanticide occurs in 80% of Indian states
  • Worst-affected states include wealthiest areas
  • 927 girls born for every 1,000 boys
  • Infant mortality rate: 60/1,000

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