ActionAid India is quoted in a great article in the Guardian on Friday about female foeticide.
The Guardian’s Helen Pidd travelled with ActionAid colleagues to meet campaigners and activists working to prevent female foeticide.
A few weeks I was talking to colleagues in ActionAid India. They were telling me about our work around protecting women’s rights to give birth to girl children.
Female foeticide, the selected abortion of girl foetuses is on the rise in India. Rajasthan, has as one of the worst sex ratios in the country, there were 883 girls per 1,000 boys in 2011, from 909 in 2001.
Tragically girl babies are often abandoned, and the article also talks to the manager of an ActionAid supported orphanage.
I recently became a proud aunty to twins. My nephews are scrumptious! – It’s a very exciting and wonderful time for my family. Its made me think a lot about the huge impact your culture can have on such a happy event.