Give GIRLS in India a CHANCE at life

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Not all parents in the north Indian state of Haryana think the way SANJAY THINKS, hence, there are 834 girls for every 1000 boys. This imbalance has been created by an AVERSION to having DAUGHTERS, assisted in recent times by advances in medical technology. It is the starkest possible representation of the LOW VALUE & STATUS OF GIRLS, denying them a place in the world. We are working on the ground with families, community members & health workers to tackle the underlying causes of this problem.

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Gender Biased Sex Selection is the preference for a son over a daughter, leading to the deliberate ELIMINATION of FEMALE FOETUSES. This has far reaching impact on the socio-cultural situation of affected areas; often needing for BRIDES to be BOUGHT from neighbouring states because there just aren't enough girls. The girls that are born into these areas face a life time of NEGLECT and DISCRIMINATION, and struggle to feel SAFE in public spaces because there are too few women to be seen outside.


We are helping women who have never spoken out before to break their SILENCE & to make their own DECISIONS about their REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS. Building a NETWORK of local leaders, empowering & equipping them to challenge their own communities. We are asking them to hold to account those who break the LAW & to recognize the value of DAUGHTERS. We know that real CHANGE will only happen if local people dismantle the SOCIAL NORMS (many unspoken) which have built up over time.

Long-Term Impact

In Breakthrough's work, in 14 districts across 5 states, we demonstrate the value that girls & women bring to their communities. We are present in & trusted by local communities, who have kept this issue hidden for generations. Working with Children in Schools, Parents, community members, Panchayats & through anganwadis we believe we can end GENDER-BIASED SEX SELECTION. Help build tomorrow's future LEADERS by investing in women and girls today! We can reverse the current trend, WITH YOUR HELP.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

Breakthrough Trust

Location: New Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Breakthrough
Project Leader:
Aman Chhabra
New Delhi, India
$6,582 raised of $10,000 goal
160 donations
$3,418 to go
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