285 Indian girls replace names meaning ‘unwanted’ to rise above gender discrimination
| 2011/10/22 |
More than 200 Indian girls whose names mean “unwanted” in Hindi have chosen new names for a fresh start in life.
A central Indian district held a renaming ceremony Saturday that it hopes will give the girls new dignity and help fight widespread gender discrimination that gives India a skewed gender ratio, with far more boys than girls. Read more at Washington Post
|Relates to India|
|Sectors: Empowerment, Female Feticide, Gender Discrimination|