Friday, October 19, 2012

Girl Child in India-1

    A photography campaign on discrimination against girl child in India

I would like to share with you  something which I feel is a modest attempt to use my academic knowledge extended to the field of photography, campaigning largely for discrimination against girl child in India. Cutting across regions and different strata of society, neglecting of the girl child is widespread in India. Some evidence based study shows that girls are given less food, health care, and education than boys do, a situation highly prevalent in the Northern India. According to the 2011 census, the decrease of child sex ratio, particularly of 0-6 age group reflects bitter truth. Not very long ago, there was time, even with widespread negligence of female and deliberate elimination of girl child, the sex ratio was not so skewed as today. But now with the advancement of technology, the ugly sides of tech rearing its head, girl child are not even allowed to be born. In India, the general perception about girl child is reflected clearly in Tamil proverb “having a daughter is like watering of flower in the neighbour’s garden” but I firmly believe and hope that we redirect our line of thought to what an English proverb has to say about girl child “a son is a son till he gets him a wife. A daughter is a daughter all her life.”


habeeba October 20, 2012 at 11:30 PM  

hi, shijith,
I really appreciate your efforts to make awareness and campaigning against the discrimination.
Gender based discrimination against girls & women in india is persistent.
The basic issue is the attitude of society towards women. In our society, birth of a baby boy always considers a blessing. , but birth of a girl, considers a burden.
Gender inequality has bad effect on development, it obstruct the entire progress of a society.

Shijith V.P. November 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM  

Thank you....

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