Taking a Stand Against Female Foeticide in India

Published on October 18, 2023

Female foeticide is a grave issue in India that we cannot afford to overlook. Female foeticide is the deliberate act of ending a pregnancy because the baby is going to be a girl. This practice stems from deep-rooted cultural norms and biases that favour boys over girls. The birth of a girl is sometimes seen as a financial liability. Moreover, in many parts of the country, girls are denied access to quality education, limiting their opportunities and reinforcing the belief that their primary worth lies in marriage and motherhood. The consequences of female foeticide are far-reaching and profound, affecting not only the individual but society at large.

We at CRY UK are working towards combating this issue. Along with the grassroots organizations we partner, we organize sensitization sessions and awareness campaigns that explained the consequences of female foeticide and legal ramification of it. In these sessions we also promote gender equality and encourage our girls to participate in sports, arts, and other extracurricular activities. By doing this, we help build the self-esteem of girls and challenge stereotypes that perpetuate discrimination. Another crucial aspect of our work is improving healthcare access for women, especially during pregnancy. This ensures that mothers and their children receive the care they need.

The fight against female foeticide is far from over, and CRY UK needs your support. With your help, we can strive for a future where every girl child in India is welcomed with open arms. Together, we can create a more just and equal society for all. Donate to CRY UK today and be a part of the change.