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Would you like to see women achievers inthe future?
save the girl childsay no to selective sex selection of anymethods and say no to selective femalefeticide and infanticide
Female Infanticide: The murder of a female infant. It occursoften as a deliberate murder or abandonment of a young girlor infant. Selective Abortion: Also called gender-selectiveabortion, sex-selective abortion, or female feticide-selectiveabortion. It involves the abortion of a fetus because it is agirl. Many women from communities or cultures with apreference for boys practice selective abortion.The Girl Child formsof discrimination
Female Genital Cutting (FGC): The practice that involves theremoval or the alteration of the female genitalia. It is acenturies-old practice found in many countries among peoplefrom various religions and beliefs, most prevalent in Africa. Honor Killing: The practice of killing girls and women who areperceived to have dishonored a family’s reputation by allegedlyengaging in sexual activity or other improprieties before oroutside of marriage. ‘Improper’ behavior justifies grounds forkilling. It has expanded to include transgressions, which are notinitiated by the girl, including rape and incest.The Girl Child formsof discrimination
Currently, 60 million girls are reported as “missing” as a result ofinfanticide, sex selective abortions, and neglect. At least 130 million girls alive today have undergone Female GenitalMutilation, and 2 million more are at risk every year. It is reported that at least 5,000 women and girls are murderedeach year for “honor’s sake” by members of their own families. United Nation statistics, national reports and studies initiated bynon-governmental organizations repeatedly show that girls, as agroup, have lower literacy rates, receive less health care, and moreimpoverished than boys.Source: Youth Advocate Program International: www.yapi.orgSource: Youth Advocate Program International: www.yapi.orgSource: United Nations Children’s Fund: www.unicef.orgSource: Amnesty International: www.amnesty.orgThe Girl Childfacts and statistics
The Girl Childfemale infanticide What: The deliberate killing of a girl child. Who: Girl children who are born in societieswhere poverty, overpopulation, andmale biases are prevalent. Where: In regions where poverty andoverpopulation are prevalent. Itpredominantly occurs in societieswhere girl children are not viewed aseconomically advantageous. Why: Lineage, Income, Dowry, Protection,Government
INTRODUCTIONONE LINE & SIGN FROM EACH OF YOU ON THIS WEALTH ON THE POSTER OUTSIDE
INDIAINDIA IS THE 125TH HAPPIESTCOUNTRY IN THE WORLDWHY ?WHY NOT NO 1 OR NO 2 OR 3 ?BECOS WE HAVE NO WOMENEMPOWERMENT
Infanticide of infant girls continues to be a problem.Laws have been passed against this practice but thishas led to more subtle yet even more cruel methodsof murder.• DO YOU AGREE ?
DIARY OF A BABY15th jun :- I got attached with ovary17th jun :- I‟m a tissue now30 Jun :- Mom said to dad, “ You‟re goingto be a father”MOM AND DAD ARE VERY HAPPY15th Sept :- I Can feel my heartbeat14oct :- I have Little hands, legs head and a stomach.13Nov :- Today i was in a Ultra scanWOW ! I m a girl14Nov : I was DEAD!My mom and dad Killed me.WHY?Is it just Because I was a girl?People love to have a MOTHER , A WIFE,and of course a GIRLFRIEND tooThen WHY NOT A DAUGHTER?“SAVE GIRL CHILD”
Why save the girl child ??• Altered sex ratio in India• Abuse of sex determination techniques• Want of a male child only• Social pressures on the couples and also onthe providers• No one complains as both parties are guilty
Current status of sex ratio in Indiacensus 2011-11
SEX RATIOSEX RATIO OF A COUNTRY IS DEFINED AS THE NUMBER OFFEMALES PER 1000 MALES IN THAT SET GEOGRAPHICALAREAOUR NATIONAL RATIO IS 914/1000AND IN SOME STATES AS LOW AS 800/1000
What do we mean by Female Sex Ratio?Female sex ratio commonly knownas sex ratio is the number offemales per every 1000 males in agiven place.Where does Female Sex Ratio inIndia stand in Census 2011?The female child sex ratio is 944 girl children per every 1000boy children of the same age group.The overall female sex ratio has increased by 0.75 % in theCensus 2011 as compared to the previous Census of 2001.
Sex RatioUttar PradeshCensus 1961 Census 20111000 1000U P 960 899Agra 960 835
The adverse sex ratio creates“shortage” of women and hassevere long-term implications
The„shortage‟of womendoes notlead to theirincreasedvalue, butto greaterrestrictionsand controlplaced overthem.
Indian social scenario• Women suppression gender bias• Want of only male child or atleast one male childfor various social and religeous beliefs and familyname continuation• Female child not welcome• Advent of ultrasound as a tool for detection of sex• Advent of amniocentesis and cvs• Mushrooming of various such centres offering suchservices in urban cities in the late 1980’s
How did all this begin ?• Amniocentesis test by AIIMS for genetic diagnosis a break thru inIndia 1980’s• Tests were soon commercially available• Test abuse started for sex determination and for diagnosis offemale fetus• A lot of hue and cry was made by NGO’S and altered sex ratio wasdetected in the census 1990• Govt committee, law drafted as pndt act, law modified as pcpndtact…a lot of time taken for gazette notifications in states• Many clerical and administrative and forms to be filled• The punishment to DOCTOR was same for mistake in form fillingand actual sex determination• A lot of misunderstanding and misinterpretation of law by lawenforcing agencies• A lot of harrassment and no or very few people actually caught forthe crime( most cases for not filling forms correctly)• Many NGO’s like CEHAT and others in court as PIL’S• GOVT AND FOGSI AND IRIA NOW TAKING TO SIMPLIFY THEREPORTING AND TO DEAL WITH THE ACTUAL CRIME
PC PNDT ACT• A law was passed in 1994 prohibiting teststhat reveal the gender of a fetus prenatallyand abortions on the basis of fetal sex arealso illegal but the laws are not wellenforced.
EFFECTS OF SON PREFERENCE IN INDIA• MOST FAMILIES KEEP HAVING CHILDREN TILL THEYGET A SON• BENEFITS OF SONS IN INDIAN SOCIETY1.ECONOMIC UTILITY2.SOCIO CULTURAL UTILITY3.RELIGIOUS UTILITY(DAUGHTERS ARE CONSIDERED ECONOMICLIABILITY,DOWRY AND SYSTEM OF HEAVY COSTSWEDDINGS)
AN EVIL IN INDIAFEMALE FOETICIDE :HERE I AM BRINGING IN NOTICE AGAIN A VERYSERIOUS AND SINFUL JOB THAT IS DONE EVEN TODAYIN OUR COUNTRY.THAT IS "FEMALE FOETICIDE"
Female Foeticide is the act of Aborting a fetus becauseit is female. How cruel?
For this reason, Indian women will soon get extinct.Surprised?The most active part is being played by the womenthemselves -- why?Just for the mere want of a boy, mothers dont feel bad instrangulating their daughters in their wombs. Can anyone be more cruel?
Reasons : Poverty Gender Discrimination Lack Of Education Traditional Practices FutureSpeculations(Education, Marriage, Dowry, etc)
FEMALE SIBLING• MALE CHILDREN ARE MORE LIKELY TO BEFULLY VACCINATED• BOYS ARE BREASTFED FOR A LONGER TIME• BOYS ARE FED MORE THAN GIRLS/AND GIRLSARE MORE LIKELY TO BE STUNTED INGROWTH• EDUCATION TO GIRLS IS RESTRICTED
INDIA SEX RATIOS• ALARMING IN PUNJAB ANDHARYANA and DELHI• ABOUT 800/1000 AND773/1000• UP 852/1000• AGRA 852/1000(IMPROVEDTO 920/1000)• AZAMGARH 1007/1000• KERALA HAS A HEALTHYRATIO OF 980/1000
WHAT CAN BE DONE ?• IS SEX SELECTIONJUSTIFIED ?• SHOULD WE HUMANSMANIPULATE GENDERRATIO ?
SEX SELECTION AND PRENATAL DIAGNOSTICTECHNIQUES WHAT ARE THEY ?• SEX SELECTION TECHNIQUES PRECONCEPTIONTECHNIQUES TO INCREASE PROBABILITY OF EMBRYOBEING OF A PARTICULAR SEX (THIS IS PROHIBITED UNDERTHE ACT)• PRENATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES (PROCEDURES AND /OR TESTS)USG/FETOSCOPY/AMNIOCENTESIS/CVS/BLOOD TESTS/ANYTISSUE/FLUID OF MAN OR WOMAN BEFORE OR AFTERCONCEPTION
GOVT COMMITTEES• PRENATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUESREGULATION AND PREVENTION OF MISUSEBILL PRESENTED IN LOK SABHA IN 1991• SETTING UP OF A JOINT COMMITTEE• REINTRODUCTION OF BILL IN 1992• ADOPTED IN 1994 AS ACT 57 OF 1994• AMENDMENTS 2001(32 OF 2001)• AMENDMENT 14 OF 2003 AS PC PNDT
PCPNDT ACT WHAT IS THIS ?THE PRECONCEPTIONAND PRENATALDIAGNOSTICTECHNIQUES(PROHIBITION OF SEXSELECTION) ACT1994(57 OF 1994)
UNCONFIRMED STATISTICS• ABOUT 70,000 MACHINES SOLD IN INDIA• FOGSI HAS 25,000 MEMBERS OUT OF WHICH ONLY 8000HAVE MACHINES• IRIA HAS 15,000 MEMBERS OUT OF WHICH ONLY 8000HAVE MACHINES• ABOUT 10,000 MACHINES WITH CARDIOLOGIST,OPHTO,RENAL AND OTHER UNITS• WHERE ARE THE REST OF THE MACHINESS…..THEY ARE INWRONG UNQUALIFIED NON MEDICAL HANDS WHICH AREACTUALLY DOING THIS CRIME….CATCH THEM ??• Unfortunately PCPNDT act is only against doctors and nonmedicos etc cannot be caught under this act and they alsodo not report cases or fill forms
WHY THE SUDDEN INTEREST AGAIN• CENSUS 2010-2011 SHOWS TOTAL FAILURE OF THELAW TO CONTROL THIS SOCIAL EVIL• SO MORE THRUST ON SOCIAL AWARENESS• AAMIR KHAN’S SATYA MEV JAYATE• AMITABH BACHAN’S VIDEO FOR FOGSI• AKSHAY KUMAR AND TWINKLE ’S RECORDEDMESSAGE FOR THIS CONFERENCE• AND THE PRESENCE OF ACTRESS AND ACTIVISTKAVITA RADHESHYAM AND …THE BOLD ANDBEAUTIFUL AT THIS CONFERENCE
Today we all doctors (FOGSI & IRIA & IFUMB)• WE UNDERSTAND THAT IF THE SERVICEPROVIDER SAYS NO….THEN IT WILL BE ANO• WE KNOW SOME OF OUR CLAN ARE STILLINDULGING IN THIS• WE HAVE POINTED OUT THAT MAJORITYOF SUCH PRACTICE IS BEING DONE BY NONMEDICAL QUACKS AND SO IS THEABORTIONS• WE UNDERSTAND IT’S A SOCIAL PROBLEMAND A SOCIAL REVOLUTION HAS TO BESTARTED AGAINT THIS• THE GOVT SHOULD UNDERSTAND THEOBJECTIVE & ETHOS OF THE LAW AND NOTTHE FORM FILLINGS ONLY,BRINGINGTECHNICALITY THE WHOLE PURPOSE OFTHE LAW HAS BEEN DEFEATED
FOGSI 2008LOGO OF SAVE THE GIRL CHILD• BHARAT JAGRUTI YATRA• ALL OUR ENVELOPES CARRY A LINE..SAY NO TO SEXDETERMINATION• PCPNT SEMINARS ARRANGED• SESSIONS IN CONFERENCES• A DOSST(DOCTORS OPPOSING SELECTIVE SEX TESTS)APPOINTED AT EACH FOGSI SOCIETY• A NEWS LETTER AT EVERY ANNUAL CONFERENCE• AN AWARD FOR THE SOCIAL WORK UNDERTAKENUNDER THIS THEME• AWARENESS PROGRAMMES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
FREE LANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS PITCHIN WITH PICTURES OF MOTHER ANDCHILD OF INDIA AND VIDEOS• MR SUNIL GULATI MUMBAI :MOTHERS ANDCHILDREN & GIRL CHILD PICTURES• MR SAHIL FAUZDAR AGRA..”CHIRAIYA VIDEO”• MANY CONTRIBUTE POETRY(DR PRATIMA)• MANY CONTRIBUTE PAINTINGS( DR INDRANI LODHOF KOLKATA)• MANY MANY NGO’S OF INDIA HAVE JOINED THEWAR AGAINST SELECTIVE SEX DETERMINATION
akshay kumar &twinkle message forus recorded on 30th may 2012, thnx todr chander lulla IFUMB
Feel the warmth…Save the girl child…Save the nation…
To Conclude ……. This is an epidemic which can not beeradicated easily but YES, We can definitely bring abouta change by Raising our voice against it.So Lets Join Our Hands And Fight Against This Injustice
THANK YOU FOR SAYING NO TO SEX DETERMINATION ANDFEMALE FETICIDEFOGSI –IFUMB-IRIA-ISUOG INITIATIVEPLEASE DO SIGNTHE POSTEROUTSIDE1ST JULY IS FOGSI GIRL CHILD DAYADOPT A GIRL CHILD WITH US TODAY