The term female foeticide means killing the female foetus in the mothers womb. How cruel? The practice has been followed in India for ages, a country that once described its women as godessess For this reason, Indian women will soon get extinct. Surprised? The most active part is being played by thewomen themselves -- why? Just for the mere want of a boy,mothers dont feel bad in strangulating their daughters in their wombs. Can anyone be more cruel? In India, sex ratio stands at a paltry 933:1000, i.e., 67 women short of every 1,000 males.
Female Foeticide• Female foeticide is aborting a female fetus after sex determination test.• It is the crime in the eyes of law.• It is a major reason for the decreasing sex ratio in India (940 v/s 1000).
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Some Other Major Reasons • Obsession for son. • Discrimination against the girl child. • Socio-economic and physical insecurity of women. • Evil of dowry. • Misuse of PCPNDT Act. • Lack of Awareness about the PCPNDT Act and its ineffective implementation.
How to stopfemale foeticide ?•Sex determination tests likesonography and amniocentesisshould be banned.•Legalize sex determination•Introduce one-child norm•Amend the law•Bring change in mindset•Punish the guilty•Religious bodies should act
Steps to counter• Wide spread awareness programmes on importance and value of girl child.• Effective implementation of Pre- Conception & Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT Act).• Cradle baby scheme• Ladli scheme• Kishori Shakti Yojna
Steps to counter1. Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act includes:- >• An act to provide for the prohibition of sex selection, before or after conception.• For the prevention of their misuse for sex determination leading to female foeticide.• To regulate diagnosing genetic abnormalities or metabolic disorders or congenital abnormalities.
Steps to counter1. Cradle Baby Scheme:- >• Initiative of Tamil Nadu govt.• Cradles are placed at locations like Hospitals, Primary Health Centers, Orphanages and Children Homes to receive children abandoned by parents• Full-fledged reception centers have been set up at Madurai, Theni, Salem, Dindigul and Dharmapuri districts
Steps to counter2. Ladli Scheme:- >• Initiative of Indian govt launched in 2008.• This scheme deposits a payment in the name of a girl child annually, which is kept as a fixed deposit which can then be collected with interest when the girl reaches 18 years of age.• This scheme is for girls whose parents earn less than Rs.1,00,000 per annum.• Implemented well in Haryana
Steps to counter3. Kishori Shakti Yojna:- >• Initiative of Gujarat govt.• It seeks to empower adolescent girls.• It promote awareness of health.• It link them to employment.• It enable them to take charge of their lives.
SatyaMeva Jayate• Sarpanch Randheer Singh of Budania village is determined to register police cases against women and families who go for tests to detect and abort the girl child in Shekhawati region(Jhunjhunu, Churu & Sikar).• 30 children (15 boys + 15 girls) had travelled a distance of 2,300 kms on bicycle to bring awareness about female foeticide.• Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court Arun Mishra has given an in-principle nod to set up a fast track court for expediting trial in cases of female foeticide.
Save the Girl Child• Female foeticide - a shame on India.• It is a crime in eyes of law and a sin in eyes of humanity.
Save the Girl Child• Men are born of Women.• Men are engaged & married to a woman.• Females are not emails, plz don’t delete them
Save the Girl ChildEven animals don’t discriminate…
SAVE THE GIRL CHILD,ELSE YOUR SON WILLFORCED TO BE “GAY”
Every big journey starts with a single step, lets awake & fight against female feticide