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  1. 1. NT E T W SR L E E c kh+k sV s c k hk sV s c i p < v v Make a new Indian Woman Literate & Healthier Educate Prevent & Eradicate only you can make a difference MESSAGE The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common in areas where cultural norms value male over female children. EDITORIAL Another New Year comes and we still face the same hurdle of "Saving the girl child". India is growing dynamically in every field, today the rapid growth in economy, innovative technologies, and improved infrastructure has become nation's pride. But bias against the girl child is still prevailing in the country. The basic mindset has to change and accept that girls are equally and probably more supportive to the family. Today girls are taking responsible roles in the society, offices and in all spheres. Creating awareness amongst all strata of society and educating people about this basic fact is so essential. I am confident that once the wave of change is set in the minds of some people it will create a ripple effect and set the motion and..... this is what Smriti is doing creating that change... I hope more and many more FOGSI societies join hands with Smriti!! Dr. Suchitra Pandit Educate a girl and give her wings to fly. The most shocking fact is that the innovative and the hard high end t e c h n o l o g i e s l i k e b i o p s y, ultrasound, ultra scan are brutally killing the Indian girl child. WE UNDERSTAND THAT IF THE SERVICE PROVIDER SAYS NO.. THEN IT WILL BE A NO. We need to tackle the problems of WEEEEP Women Problems of Education Empowerment Employment WE KNOW SOME OF OUR CLAN ARE STILL INDULGING IN THIS. WE HAVE POINTED OUT THAT MAJORITY OF SUCH PRACTICE IS BEING DONE BY NON MEDICAL QUACKS AND SO IS THE ABORTIONS. WE UNDERSTAND IT'S A SOCIAL PROBLEM AND A SOCIAL REVOLUTION HAS TO BE STARTED AGAINT THIS. This is like an EPIDEMIC which cannot be eradicated easily ,But YES we can definitely bring about a change by raising a voice. Lets join hands and pledge to save our DAUGHTERS. Environment Make a new Indian women literate & healthy. Dr. Jaideep Malhotra Please G, Save Every Girl Child.... Give them the right to be born.... spread this message very loud & clear..... On the auspicious eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in the spirit of Raksha Bandhan..... jk { ku k c a/ d jkH k c s i l lf /Wa... kv i knb o i k s g kk u j h Zd o v dk Z; Dr. Chandra Prakasha "I am the one who gives birth to life ! I would fight for right of my unborn daughter " this should be motto of all the women . For our weakness we can't blame any body but us ! My call for all women get up and demand your rights at all Thank you Dr. Neharika Malhotra Bora levels ! Ham hain to sirishti hai! We are responsible for this Universe ! How can we be looked down upon ! Dr. Maninder Ahuja 1
  2. 2. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Dr Hema Divakar , President FOGSI speaks about FOGSI Campgain for Value, Safety & Respect for women— that all kinds of violence against women are on the rise. A survey conducted by Oxfam India and Social & Rural Research Institute has revealed that 17 per cent of working women experienced sexual harassment. The maximum number of sexual harassment cases was reported among labourers (29 per cent); domestic helps (23 per cent) and small scale units (16 per cent), which reflect the vulnerability of the underprivileged sections of society. A report released by Ministry of Women & Child Development a few years ago has revealed that an estimated 150 million girls under the age of 18 years have been subjected to sexual harassment at home and at educational institutes. Naari Samman 2013 With the increase in the number of incidents of atrocities against women in the nation, the Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), the apex body for all Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in the country, launched a new CSR initiative – Social Innovation– to create Value, Safety & Respect (VSR) for women by ushering in synergy among all stakeholders concerned in an event titled Naari Samman 2013 .The FOGSI, as a socially-conscious organization, intends to tackle the issues of atrocities against women, be it domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, dowry harassment, gender-based discrimination, and violencethrough long-term plans with the support of stakeholders. The Social Innovation CSR initiative is an extension of FOGSI's 'Innovation to Implementation' theme for 2013 under which several path-breaking innovations aimed at improving the women's healthcare services were successfully implemented. These are disturbing facts. Sex-selective abortion and infanticide have led to lopsided sex ratios in several North Indian states; crimes against women continue to rise and of late awareness has led to increase in the number of incidents. However, we need a paradigm shift to change the attitude of society towards the girl child and women. Crimes are perpetrated against women from the womb to the tomb. The FOGSI is making concerted efforts to tackle them in a systematic manner by way of creating awareness and educating the people concerned. FOGSI has a strong network of obstetricians and gynaecologists across the country and we will leverage them to tackle these societal inconsistencies. As part of the Social Innovation CSR initiative, a day-long conclave titled 'Naari Samman' was organized in Mumbai on 14th of November 2013.The conclave brought together policy-makers, legal fraternity, NGOs, key opinion leaders and bureaucrats to identify the way forward to create VSR for women . On the occasion, the Women's Health Forum (WHF) – India was launched. The WHF will ensure that this mission is completed successfully. FOGSI's Vision 2022, which is aimed at changing the way society and people perceive women in the next one decade in the country. Vision 2022 aims at: (a) Saving the Girl child should become a non-issue by the year 2022. There are several issues affecting women today and they can be broadly classified into social and criminal, but both are interlinked. Be it female feticide, child trafficking, dowry deaths, domestic violence, sexual violence, rape or gender-based discrimination and missing girls, all need the active support of the legal fraternity, policy-makers, and medical communities. (b) Education and empowerment of women is a continuous effort, and (c) Ensure that adolescent healthcare is in place as 360 million youth in India journey towards wellness with through anaemia eradication, sex education, vaccinations, contraception, and HIV/AIDS care (d) Tackling the tsunami of gestational diabetes and cancer cervix and reduce the burden of non communicable diseases For instance, Haryana has the worst male-female ratio in India and it is below the national average (943 female against 1000 males). In Haryana, it is 879 females followed by Jammu & Kashmir (889 females); Uttar Pradesh (912 females) and Bihar (918 females) and Rajasthan (926 females) for every 1000 males. Several cases of domestic violence, especially in rural areas are going unreported. While in cities, including shanty towns, domestic violence is 40 per cent the same in rural areas is as high as 56 per cent. According to NCRB data, 244,270 cases of crime reported against women were reported in 2012. While 38,262 cases related to kidnapping and abduction of women / girls; 45,351 cases were related to assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty. A whopping 106,527 cases were on cruelty by husband or his relatives while there were 8,233 cases relating to dowry death. The meet helped to create a consensus in favour of longterm solutions with in depth discussions on root causes and collective efforts that ought to be made by all stake holders.Through this platform, it will be our endeavour to convert our FOGSI innovations into implementation. As a society we have already spent adequate time on the need for upholding the rights and dignity of women. What we now need is action that can deliver results. We hope that Naari Samman is the first stepping stone towards achieving a fair and equitable society, which is devoid of any bias against women According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in India, a child goes missing every eight minutes. Almost 40% of them are never found and incidentally a majority of them are girls. Similarly, violence against women continues to remain high. A survey conducted by Trust Law reveals Dr Hema Divakar President FOGSI (2013) 2
  3. 3. REPORT OF FIRST NATIONAL CONF ON SAVING GIRL CHILD 1st National Conference on “Saving the Girl Child” on 7th & 8th Dec 2013 at Kalyani was organized by Kalyani Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society in association with ICOG, FOGSI and IMA; under the leadership of Dr Dilip Kumar Dutta, Organizing Secretary, Dr Manidip Pal, Organizing Chairperson. (3) (4) (5) Dr Narendra Malhotra, Past President, FOGSI Dr Narenra Saini, Secretary, IMA (Hq.) Prof R Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore (6) Prof Amit Banerjee, Vice-Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata (7) Prof Hiralal Konar, Chairperson, ICOG (8) Prof Krishnendu Gupta, President, BOGS (9) Prof Dipankar Bhattacharyya, Principal, College of Medicine & JNM Hospital, Kalyani (10) Prof Gita Ganguly Mukherjee, Kolkata (11) Prof Sudip Chakravarty, Kolkata The theme of the conference was – (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Save the girl in mother's womb Safeguard the girl child from unnatural death Stop abusing girls as commodity Shield the girl child from violence Secure good health Self-esteem Solvent before marriage There was a pre-congress workshop on PPH on 7th Dec conducted by Prof Christopher B-Lynch, attended by 250 participants. Inauguration on 7th Dec evening was attended by 600 delegates from all school, college, engineering student, medical student, law student etc. Life-time achievement was given to Prof B N Chakravarty, Padmasree Rustom Phiroze Soonawala, Prof Emeritus Christopher B-Lynch. We have felicitated 12 distinguished doctors includes Dr Narendra Malhotra, Dr Narendra Saini and others. On 8th Dec there was scientific session on theme subjects, attended by 500 delegates. The conference was attended by about 1100 delegates from all the segments of the society viz. doctors, engineers, nurses, lawyers, students, laborers etc. International Faculty — (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Prof Emeritus Christopher B-Lynch, UK Prof Ashma Rana, Nepal Dr Bandana Sharma, Nepal Prof Sayeba Akhter, Bangladesh Prof Saria Tasnim, Bangladesh At a glance whole conference was a grand success! National Faculty— Reported By (1) (2) Dr Dilip Kumar Dutta Dr Manidip Pal Padmasree Rustom Phiroze Soonawala, Mumbai Prof B N Chakravarty, Kolkata REPORT FROM GHATKOPAR judgements in PNDT cases.Dr Sanjay Gupte from Pune enlighten the audience on very important tips on PC PNDT. There was unique session held for the first time on F Form exercise, in this session, how to fill form F correctly, was demonstrated. Deficiencies in form F is the major fault in many PNDT cases. This session was designed and conducted by Dr Hitesh Bhatt. Very interesting penal discussion on PCPNDT and MTP Dr . Sanjay Gupte, Dr RajeshreeKatke , Dr Asha Advani, Dr AtulGanatra and Dr Geetedra Shar ma were eminentpanellists and was moderated by Dr Hitesh Bhatt and Dr GorakhMandrupakr. Alternate solutions for the PCPNDT problems were discussed by lectures including the role of an association by Dr SuchitraPandit, Newer solutions by Dr KartikBhagat and PNDT a lateral thought by Dr Hitesh Bhatt. Dr GanpatSawant gave vote of thanks to all the speakers, delegates and sponsors This workshop was video recorded to preserve as a module for many such program in future. REPORT OF THE PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOP ON “PCPNDT MTP : ISSUES & SOLUTIONS” WAS HELD ON 3RD AUGUST AT LAUVENDER BAUG, GHATKOPAR (E). The pre-congress workshop on “PCPNDT MTP: issues & Solutions” was held on 3rd August at lauvenderbaug ,Ghatkopar East.This workshop was attended by 103 delegates.It started at 9.00 am and with the e-lighting of lamp. Dr GanapatSawant ;Dr AtulGanatra and Dr Hitesh Bhatt were convener for the programme. Dr GanpatSawant gave introduction of the subject followed by the session on understanding the MTP and PCPNDT Act by Dr Prakash Pawar and Dr Nozer Shariar respectively. In next session the members were allowed to share their experiences on MTP and PCPNDT problems.Dr Rajan Vaidya, Dr J T Shah, Dr VarshaFadke and Dr Bela Bhatt shared their feeling and bitter experiences with all the members Dr Geetedra Sharma, Medicolegal consultant from Amdavad gave very interesting lecture on diverse 3
  6. 6. ACTIVITIES OF 2013 BY FOGSI SOCIETIES WALK FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH CAR RALL IN INDIRAPURAM FOR CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS Y Organized by Rotary Club of Indirapuram Pariwar (RCIP) Under aegis of GOGS (Ghaziabad Obs & Gynae Society) on Sunday 15th Dec' 2013, 9 am -11.00 am Endorsed by Delhi Gynaecologist Forum 6
  8. 8. FOGSI – SMRITI 2014 CALENDER GET YOUR COPY : JOIN SMRITI Facebook page: Appeal to all of you ADOPT A SMRITI GIRL Your contributions are exempted under 80G of I.T. Ms Jaya Pancholy (USA) Rs. 1 Lac M/s Mahindra Co. Rs. 1 Lac Smt Ramkali Devi Foundation Trust Rs. 1 Lac Geissman family in memory of Phillipe Rs. 2 Lacs M/s. Gayatri Builders Rs. 20/- per day for one year will see one girls senior school education call Ph. No. +91 9027795353 for details. Rs. 1 Lac FOGSI-Smriti Award – Save the Girl Child 2013 Winner : Cochin Obstetric & Gynaecological Society 2nd Runner up : Ms. Jaya Pancholi USA Deoli-Sawangi Obstetric & Gynaecological Society 1st Runner up : We thanks our donors this year Mumbai Obstetric & Gynaecological Society Ms. Ushi & Mr. Markus Switzerland and 100 others who have adopted a girl for education for just Rs. 20/per day Contact for details For contributions to Smriti Magazine contact Prabandhan Neharika Jaideep Malhotra For Smriti Membership contact Amit Agarwal Printed and Published by : Dinkar Textographics For Private circulation for FOGSI and SMRITI 8