In many parts of India, the birth of a girl child is not welcomed. Right from her arrival, she faces discrimination, humiliation, and oppression at every stage of life. When it comes to healthcare, education and growth opportunities, she is neglected because of her gender. Some manage to survive and foster new paths to follow. Most, however, surrender hopelessly to the sad fate assigned to them.
We want to be part of a world where girls are celebrated. Where they are treated equally, with love and respect. What is urgently required in society today is a change of attitude. Girls must be given the same opportunities and protection as boys, and must be treated at par. A girl’s childhood can and must be preserved, cherished, nurtured and protected. Because she has the right to survive, develop, be protected and participate in decisions that impact her life.
CRY’s fight for the girl child include:
- Education that helps create attitudinal shifts that emphasise the rights of a girl child
- Breaking myths and stereotypes around gender
- Ensuring State accountability to implement various schemes, policies, laws, constitutional guarantees and international commitments
- Institutionalising gender sensitive processes within various systems such as law and programmes
- Encouraging community ownership in preventing violations faced by girls
- Demanding a healthy budget allocation for the girl child at state and central level
- Building women leaders from the community through sensitisation programmes that help them understand their rights and ensure it for girls and women like them.
Donate now and ensure girl children across CRY-supported projects soar high and realise their full potential