Bridging the Gender Gap

Published on November 16, 2023

According to the Census 2011 India’s child sex ratio is of 918 girls for every 1000 boys in the 0-6 year’s age group. From prenatal discrimination to childhood deprivation, the challenges faced by the girl child in India demand immediate and effective solutions.

Undoubtedly, gender discrimination is deeply rooted in Indian society, driven by various personal, societal, and cultural factors. Poverty emerges as a significant driver, with affecting approximately 70% of the world's impoverished population the majority of whom are female. Restricting their access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities creates a vicious cycle that reinforces gender disparity. Child marriage emerges as another alarming aspect disproportionately affecting girls.

CRY UK has been at the forefront of efforts to bridge the gap and ensure that young girls across India receive essential resources for their mental, physical, and emotional development. Recognizing that discrimination issues in India are deeply rooted and practiced for generations, CRY UK provides long-term intervention to underserved communities across the country.

We aim to create a world where the girl child is celebrated and has access to equal opportunities to study, grow, and prosper as her male counterpart. Our efforts include initiatives focused on children's education to create attitudinal shifts towards gender bias, breaking myths and stereotypes around gender, ensuring accountability of the state, institutionalizing gender-sensitive processes within various systems, and encouraging community ownership in preventing violations based on gender discrimination.

You too can make a difference by supporting our initiatives to promote the rights of young girls and address gender inequality in India. Donate now to contribute to a happier and healthier childhood for all girls.