Campaign against Female Foeticide in India
The day Homo Erectus became Homo Sapiens, the male must have realized he was physically stronger than the female, may be they fought tooth and nail at first, till the woman realized that it was no use trying to win over the man physically and eventually gave up. The man must have gloated that day in triumph at subjugating the female; he is still gloating! He must have begun to assert himself very early in history; he is still asserting.
We send you this proposal for acceptance for a grant of US $ 28,000 for the purpose of making a successful campaign against female foeticide in India (sex selection). Community networks to act as a monitoring mechanism in tandem with the State machinery to stop female foeticide. Making Rallies on different remote ruler areas and as well as urban areas. Contacting doctors and labs and making coordination to don’t provide sex identification before birth of child. Establishes consulting centers.
Objectives: At a National level, in keeping with Article 2 of the Indian Constitution which enumerates the State obligation towards gender discrimination, the project shall strive towards the following at a local level:
1. A mechanism has to be created to change the patriarchal mindset of the society towards girl child or women. Until and unless, we change the mindset of the society, the status of women will not improve.
2. To establish cluster teams of community level stakeholders who are able to put a brake on female foeticide cases in communities and are simultaneously able to bring about attitudinal changes for pro-female preferences among families.
3. To strengthen the district level monitoring mechanisms and provide support, direction and guidance to cluster teams.
4. To provide a common platform to a wide range stakeholders in districts and through them develop and new and relevant policies.
5. To strategies on using learning as a tool for Policy Advocacy at the State level.
6. To empower women to reject and counter violence within the home and in society.
7. To make families, communities and the state responsible for and responsive to the growing violence against women.
8. To challenge and eliminate all forms of gender based discrimination.
9. To make systems and institutions of justice and governance accountable and transparent against sex selection.
10. To draw in all sections of society to strive towards a world free from all forms of violence and conflicts of female Childs.
11. To create alternative spaces and forum for public debate and dialogue to bring about attitudinal and institutional changes in our society.
12. To analyses, understand and make visible the clear connections between the development choices made and the current path of globalization that is leading
13. To the devaluation and destruction of the feminine in our cultures and the women in our societies.
14. To keep reviewing and renewing the challenges to the women’s movement – its politics and strategies – developing a space for dialogue and debate within the women’s movement.
Allahabad, Utter Pradesh 211001