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Save Girl Child

Updated on December 29, 2012

A Girl plays many roles in her lifetime. She grows up to be a Woman, a Wife, and a Mother. She is the giver, a contributor in any relationship. She is a true humanitarian since; can multi-task and juggle between her personal life, her career, and her family life. She is a philanthropist of this universe.

Yet, many parts of the world, do not hesitate to dump the female infants in the trash or abandon the child fetus. The traditions and rituals of some countries are ridiculous thus, wanting the girl child to be obsolete by eliminating them and discriminating between the genders. They do not realize that by being selective of the sex of the child, they are depleting the sex ratio of the planet.

Countries facing such crises are currently representing the lowest child sex ratio in the world. Boys outnumber the girls in their society.

What is the reason of this downfall?

Dowry is the number one reason for the decline in this sex. Parents, who have a few assets and cannot pay the price of sending off their daughters when marrying them off, prefer to cut short their lives before they are born or want to dispose them off as an infant.

There are clinics out there that advertise about selective human breeding and give the option of abortions when a female fetus is detected via diagnostic tools.

Government is taking action by trying to implement various laws to help save the girl child, but due to Corruption, Inflation and Greed, many such cases are still read about in various parts of the country.

Educate a man, you educate one person, educate a woman, you educate a complete family.”
Greg Mortenson

Educate the Girl

Many communities throughout the world prefer to send their girls to work in fields or factories rather than to schools just so that they can make a better livelihood.

Educating a girl is like sowing a seed, which will eventually evolve into a well-educated society. This education will make her achieve her potential and make her independent by helping her to make wise decisions towards her future. When this girl turns into a woman and has her own family, she will have the opportunity to instill that knowledge and expertise into her descendants, who will turn out to be respectful citizens of the community.

Child Marriages

Girls are Wed off as soon as they enter teens to reduce the burden of a daughter’s expense and also hope to adapt her in-laws. The result:

  • Her education is neglected.
  • She become vulnerable to domestic violence.
  • Girls are susceptible to early pregnancies, which results in their babies’ early deaths. Reports indicate that girls under the age of 17 have a 60% chance of their babies to die in their first year of life.


There are some unfortunate souls who still suffer in silence and the main cause of this is:


With the jobless rate increasing and the need to put food on the table, the girls are forced to stop their education and venture out to get a job. The girls have been deprived of the basic rights to health, education, independence and development. They are subjected either to Child Labor or to Prostitution. Both are morally wrong for any human. But, this girl who is the creator of the universe is being subjected to this torture and agony.

What is the Solution?

Countries where Girls are subjected to be the victims of poverty should get compensation from the Government so that they have enough funds to educate the girl and give her the equal rights as a boy in the family.

The government should check periodically those families, and see if the girls are actually getting benefited from the allowance given to their parents.

A Shout-out

Woman is the giver of life, and if they are subjected to torture, then no Man shall be able to thrive on this planet with peace. Treat them with respect just as any human being ought to be treated.

Technology is created by man, which indicates that humans are smart souls then, isn't it time to put an end to this injustice? Who are we to determine who can live or not?

Save the girl child and ban female foeticide or else man will become extinct from this planet.

Urging the Government of various countries where this disease is present to take charge and implement laws so that corruption, poverty, inflation do not make their race extinct.


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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      In some cultures girls don't mean much once they are born i tis like the family has been cursed by this innocent being.

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      6 years ago from India

      Very well written hub. Voted up for this.

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      Life Under Construction 

      6 years ago from Neverland

      a very passionate piece of writing. so true.

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      Ram Bansal 

      6 years ago from India

      A very sad reality of militant races of India -

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      A thought-provoking hub with valid points! This issue is a big disease and sadly, our country is prone to it! This disease should be dispelled in many effective way, particularly by the Government and cooperative society. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Voted up & shared both on HubPages & Facebook

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      You have written a passionate plea to end an unimaginable societal illness. Thought provoking and meaningful, a most excellent contribution to H.O.W.

      Voted UP and UAI. Hugs, Maria

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub. Educating a girl child is very important. Women should be treated with humanity and respect. Voted up and shared.

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      Nancy Yager 

      6 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      This truly saddens me to hear of such acts of intolerance and genocide. I had no idea that females were treated this way. Inequality never works.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Dowry is the biggest curse for girls in such countries and you do a good job here in highlighting how the girl fetuses are being either aborted or girls have to bear various atrocites just because of their gender. It is time we realized that girls are mothers and daughters as well and we treat them with due respect and love.

      Great hub Ruchira! Voted up, interesting and shared.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      A great shout out for fairness, Ruchira. WTG.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Ruchira, this is the first I have heard of this and it horrifies me to hear it. I do know there are other countries out there that also believe this. Let's hope that we will make a difference in letting others know about the unjustice of it.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      I've read so many of these H.O.W hubs and each are unique and similar.. touching, caring and the messages delievered your hub is no different bravo Ruch :)

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      6 years ago from United States

      Thank you ALL for your support in this most critical yet ugly issue that still surrounds man in many countries.

      I wish and pray that we can ignite the knowledge of awareness amongst the many minds that are dark and shallow.

      Thanks to Bill for starting this movement! Proud to be a part of it and sending in my tidbits of information that I read and dream of bringing about a change.


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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Ruchira, that practice has always been incomprehensible to me. It's why so many little girls are adopted from other countries. I'm so glad you wrote about this. Someday hopefully that practice will be stopped! Many votes!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      OMG, This breaks my heart. How can this be? I would have given anything to have a daughter. How can any country be this cruel? Please write more about this, it needs to be told. Thank you my friend..

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

      God Bless you Ruchira for bringing this subject to light. I pray the laws continue to change to help these precious little girls, giving them hope of a better future. It is an alarm that needs to be sounded so no longer is it acceptable in some countries eyes. Maybe if enough heat and disapproval is voiced, these practices will change as the world watches.


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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ruchira...You have done another outstanding job at bringing valid, controversial but important human interest facts to your readers.

      Most of this is so difficult for me to try to assimilate, but I know these unacceptable practices exist.

      Like bil....this is all beyond our comprehension.....I cannot begin to wrap my brain around the way some cultures/countries/religions carry out their beliefs.

      Thank you for opening eyes as well as minds and hearts.....UP+++

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      6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Corruption is the single biggest problem!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I have read about this sad tradition and I must say, it breaks my heart.

      Fantastic addition to the H.O.W. campaign and thanks for spreading knowledge on this terrible occurence.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      This is such an important message. I have read about it before and I am still apalled reading about it now! Thank you for sharing this! up+

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      Ruchi Urvashi 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Ruchira, I have seen female infanticide or girls being killed inside womb in my own family. I was child and I told them that this is wrong but I could not do much then. I am against female child killing. I see my husband's friends going to fertilization clinics to selectively give birth to boy. I think the problem is wrong mindset. When the mind is renewed and women are given respect and equal rights in society, things can change for better.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh My stars.. what a hub.. this is fantastic but so sad.. because it is so true.. I am crying for these girls. it happens all over the world.. it is the most stupid thing but it is true.

      I am linking this hub to my HOW hub.. and I am sharing


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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Oh Ruchira, I am so close to tears right now for all the little girls, teenage girls, and women who are mistreated and seen as less than equal. My heart breaks for all these women who suffer in silence. Your Hub is a wonderful perfect addition to Bill's project. Save the girl child, save humanity. How can people look at these precious little lives and only see a burden?

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      Abigayle Korinne 

      6 years ago from Plymouth WI

      Wonderful hub regarding social issues globaly. In fact, I just did research on this topic among 13 more like bride burning, honor killings, and female castration for my essay for a final in my class global political culture. I read about the problems in China and that was population control and in India for the Dowry situation among more. This happens more often I think than we realize in the United States. In India alone thousands are abandoned eac year and found in alleyways, trashcans, malls, bathrooms, and even in garbage cans. They did start that temp solution to fix the problem with "baby hatches" where the baby can be dropped off with no quesitons asked and adopted but they have more issues to deal with in the long run too now because those kids have to be raised by the government. Since that started again in 2007 they saved 390 boys and over 2400 girls.

      Thank you for bringing this issue to general awareness.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruchira, I try to be open-minded and understanding about other cultures, but for the life of me I cannot condone this practice or even understand it. How does one take a life and justify it simply because of the sex of the victim? It is beyond me no matter how hard I try to is beyond me.

      Great information and suggestions, Ruchira! Well done, and thank you for adding to the movement.

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      6 years ago from On the edge

      Which countries are doing this? I can only imagine they have oil or some commodity the United States covets or we surely would be imposing sanctions, if not more.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      I read about this Dowry tradition and arranged marriages in some countries. A sad situation indeed. Hope this hub is read by so many in that situation. Thanks for writing about such an important issue!

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This is true, but very sad. Women mean nothing. In some countries females are even banned from going to school, recently a little girl was shot for trying to go to school. When is this going to end? I don't know. Why are woman worthless? Another question I don't know.

      Great hub.

      Voted up.


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