Female Infanticide: A Ray of Hope

An inspiring report in The New York Times documents the work of the Indian Council for Child Welfare towards eradicating female infanticide in a region of Tamil Nadu that had become notorious for it. The council adopted several methods for ensuring the immediate safety of newborn girls, such as creating a centre where unwanted children could be dropped off, and finding local volunteers who could assist in the prevention of this cruel practice. In combination with measures to improve awareness and the status of women, the council’s efforts over the last 20 years have been remarkably successful in bringing about social change.

Read the full article here.


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