Natak Dekho and Fight for Women’s Rights in Haryana

Natak Dekho and Fight for Women’s Rights in Haryana


In Haryana, there are only 830 girls for every 1000 boys. A normal ratio is 1050 girls for every 1000 boys.

Stop for a moment and think. Where have all the girls gone?

Through illegal technologies, the girl child is being eliminated even before she is born. The practice of Gender Biased Sex Selection is rooted in a far deeper discrimination and violence that girls face – from having to pay large dowry during marriage to restricted mobility and choice because of protecting a girls’ honor, to the desperate desire for a male heir.

Breakthrough is working in four districts in Haryana – Jhajjhar, Sonipat, Panipat and Rohtak, to challenge and reverse Gender Biased Sex Selection. Through partnerships with the Government of Haryana, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Angandwadi Centers across the region, and Panchayat leaders (local government), Breakthrough is counteracting the deep-rooted discrimination that women face.

But no one method can work in isolation. Paving the way is our leadership trainings with young people in colleges, Anganwadi workers, and government officials and our community engagement through melas and street theater.

To learn more about Natak dekho and their street plays click here

Why is it that Indians kill their girl child?

Tradition and cultural beliefs have ripped apart innocent girl children in the past 20 years. Statistics say ten million female foetuses have been aborted.

Though its illegal in India Doctors make it possible for the family to carry out this crime for mere sum of money. Some reports, there are as many as 40,000 registered ultrasound clinics in India and very likely as many, or more, that are unregistered. Apart from determining the sex, several of these clinics also offer to terminate the pregnancy, again an act that is illegal.

Is it cause this child cannot defend itself ? or talk they take this advantage of? High time we stand up for the women who want to protect their girl children .


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One Response to Natak Dekho and Fight for Women’s Rights in Haryana

  1. matheikal says:

    True and pathetic. The girl deserves a far better fate.

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