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Son preference is a global issue, say experts
Jul 17, 2015 Experts from various countries like South Korea, Germany and the USA urged for addressing the problem of sex selection on a priority basis.
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India’s disappearing girl child: When is the change due?
Apr 11, 2011 The data on the declining child sex ratio from the recent census underlines the fact that despite “India shining”, gender justice remains a distant dream. Columnist Kalpana Sharma expresses concern over the lack of a behavioural change in the society to accept and implement the laws for gender equality.
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Indian local bodies to actively fight female foeticide
Jul 14, 2012 Government in India has decided to give an active role to the local bodies in its fight against female foeticide. Tribal Affairs and Panchayat Raj Minister, Kishore Chandra Deo said that his ministry has initiated an action plan for curbing the inhuman practice of female foeticide with the help of gram panchayats.
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India: Saving girls with song, drama and chromosomes
Aug 09, 2011 Using games, skits and attractively coloured props, community workers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are educating people against gender based discrimination and blaming women for giving birth to girls.
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India: We kill girls but we have clean toilets
Dec 16, 2010 A village in the Indian state of Haryana has the dubious status of being recognised as Adarsh Gram or Ideal Village by the state government, as well as of having one of the lowest recorded sex ratios in the country. At the last count there were only 648 girls for a 1000 boys in the village.
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India: J&K sex ratio above national average
Mar 09, 2011 At a time when Indian states like Punjab, Haryana and Jharkhand are struggling with declining sex ratio, Jammu and Kashmir has shown an encouraging leap in the number of females per 1000 males. The 2001 census recorded the states sex ratio as 941, which is eight points above the national average of 933.
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India: 12 million girls aborted in the last 30 years
May 25, 2011 Up to 12 million girls may have been aborted in India during the last 30 years, says a study published in The Lancet. Sex selective abortions, especially for pregnancies after a firstborn girl, have increased substantially, reveals the study.
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Haryana: One public toilet for 1.4 lakh women
Jun 23, 2011 Skewed sex ratio and lack of basic amenities has led to women suffering in the north Indian state of Haryana. Apathy and insensitivity of the government towards the health needs of women reaffirms the stark reality of gender inequality in the area.
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Sex ratio improves in Bangladesh
Jul 18, 2011 The overall sex ratio has improved to 100.3 males against 100 females, as per national census data. Declining maternal and girl child mortality, improved census coverage of females and increased male immigration are the primary reasons.
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Over a million girls unborn in India, China each year
Sep 20, 2011 Around 1.3 million girls are aborted every year in India and China revealing an attitude of gender inequality and son-preference, says a new World Bank report.
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"Female foeticide must be tackled on a war footing"
Jun 04, 2011 Gender activist Ranjana Kumari says it’s time for the government to sit up and take notice of the country’s skewed child sex ratio. In an interview with OneWorld, she discusses the reasons behind India's grim 2011 census figures.
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In Rajasthan, literacy doesn't mean better sex ratios
May 28, 2013 Despite a literacy rate of 66.1 per cent, the child sex ratio in 0-6 year category in the West Indian state of Rajasthan is a shocking 888.
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