Article: “W(h)ither the girl child?”


Philip Umman, W(h)ither the girl child?, The Hindu, April 25, 2010.

Are things still the same for the girl child in India as they were in the 70s or 80s? Death from ‘accidental’ household burns was a common feature on Page 3 of newspapers those days. The girl child was the beast of burden — looking after younger siblings, working in other households, ignored when it came to education and behind the boys in getting nutrition. But things have changed.

Have they??