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Declining child sex ratio in state alarms Unicef

July 20, 2012

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The declining child sex ratio in Kerala has caught the attention of Unicef and it has suggested conducting a survey on child population with a new mapping technology. Though Kerala touts a sex ratio of 52:48 (female to male), the decline in child sex ratio in both 2001 and 2011 Census from 963 to […]

UN expert urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to ensure justice for recent killing of women

July 18, 2012

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Rashida Manjoo, Special Rapporteur on violence against women. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré 18 July 2012 – An independent United Nations human rights expert has spoken out against the recent killing of women in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and called on the two countries’ Governments to bring the perpetrators to justice.“The failure of States to guarantee women’s right […]

Doctors suspended in India’s Rajasthan for ‘gender tests’

July 17, 2012

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Doctors suspended in India’s Rajasthan for ‘gender tests’ By Narayan Bareth Jaipur India outlawed pre-natal sex determination tests in 1994 Medical authorities in India’s Rajasthan state have suspended 12 doctors for allegedly carrying out pre-natal sex determination tests. The action was taken after local courts charged the doctors with violating a 1994 law that banned […]

Khap vows to fight female foeticide

July 14, 2012

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A Khap mahapanchayat in Haryana’s Jind district on Saturday with its strong stand against female foeticide and dowry system came as a surprise given that these village bodies have been in the news lately in connection with honour killings and restrictive diktats. The grand gathering related stories Two newborn girls abandoned in Raj, one dies […]

Rajasthan: Two baby girls found abandoned

July 14, 2012

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New Delhi: Even as more than 200 Khap panchayats from across north India congregate in Haryana on Saturday to discuss the menace of female foeticide, two baby girls were found abandoned in Jodhpur and Jaipur in Rajasthan, a state that ranks amongst the top when it comes to female foeticide. A premature baby girl died […]

Rajasthan: Two baby girls found abandoned

July 14, 2012

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New Delhi: Even as more than 200 Khap panchayats from across north India congregate in Haryana on Saturday to discuss the menace of female foeticide, two baby girls were found abandoned in Jodhpur and Jaipur in Rajasthan, a state that ranks amongst the top when it comes to female foeticide. A premature baby girl died […]

Indian campaign confronts prevalence of female foeticide

July 13, 2012

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Activists target antenatal clinics as people face so many problems, killing newborn girls has to compete for attention Helen Pidd in Udaipur guardian.co.uk, Friday 13 July 2012 17.02 BST Indian girls in Vadia, near Ahmedabad. A traditional anti-females bias exists as girls mean wedding dowries and less income for many families, especially rural ones. Photograph: […]