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    “आज भी हमारे देश में एक हजार बालक पैदा हो, तो उसके सामने एक हजार बालिकाएं भी पैदा होनी चाहिए।”

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    Did you know? Child Sex Ratio in India has fallen from 976 girls (0-6 yrs) per 1000 boys in 1961 to 918 in 2011.


  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, launched in 2015 aims at ensuring girls are born, nurtured and educated without discrimination to become empowered citizens of India.
  • The overall goal of the scheme is to celebrate the girl child & enable her education.


  • Prevent gender biased sex selective elimination
  • Ensure survival & protection of the girl child
  • Ensure education of the girl child

What can you do as an individual?

  • Celebrate the birth of girl child in the family and community
  • Take pride in daughters and oppose the mentality of ‘Bojh’ and ‘Paraya Dhan’.
  • Find ways to promote equality between boys and girls.
  • Secure admission to and retention of girl children in schools.
  • Engage men and boys to challenge gender stereotypes and roles.
  • Educate and sensitize sons to respect women and girls as equal members of society.
  • Report any incident of sex determination test.
  • Strive to make neighborhood safe & violence-free for women & girls.
  • Oppose dowry and child marriage within the family and community.
  • Advocate simple weddings.
  • Support women’s right to own and inherit property.
  • Encourage women to go out, pursue higher studies, work, do business, access public spaces freely etc.
  • Mind your language and be sensitive to women and girls.

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