Let Girls Be Born
The worst decadal child sex ratio (0–6 years) since independence
As per the Census of India 2011 (Provisional Data), the worst decadal child sex ratio (0–6 years) since independence was recorded. For more information click here »Census 2011 Provisional Population .
As a response to this issue, Plan India has launched the Let Girls Be Born (LGBB) campaign and its main objective is to realize a gender balance in society by eliminating female foeticide/ infanticide and ensuring the right to identity, name and citizenship for the girl child.
We aim to do this through
- Raising social consciousness on the issue of female foeticide, its negative impact on women’s health and the gender imbalance that is developing as a result of son preference
- Celebrating the birth of the girl child –setting up community based advocacy groups on the rights of the girl child.
- Setting up of support systems for married women and families to resist social pressure
- Strengthening the implementation of the PCPNDT Act by facilitating the setting up of community and civil society vigilance groups and
- Strengthening government response mechanisms as per the provisions of the PCPNDT Act.
We are currently running the project in
Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand. We have further plans to expand our work to other states with low child sex ratio.
Plan India’s Call for Action
Let us cherish the birth of the girl child and promote the same message
Get together and resist social pressures to go in for pre birth sex selection and determination
Bravely report any individuals and medical facilities that carry out or promote sex selection and determination to the appropriate authority for your area.
Be a part of our campaign and shout out loud - Let Girls be Born