She has only half as good a chance as her brothers at good healthcare, at enrolling in school, at not dropping out by Class 5. She is as interested in sports the same as the boys, she likes her dolls but is not beholden to become a mother and wife. In fact she wants to spend her childhood like any
other child – well-cared for, fed, educated, protected, and heard.
24th September is celebrated as International Girl Child Day. On this day to create awareness on the issues affecting the girl child and garner support, CRY is inviting people to sign the charter in support of girl child rights.
The doll created as a symbol of CRY’s campaign for the girl child needs a name. She is a girl, she is Indian. She symbolises CRY’s fight for the rights of children.