285 Indian girls replace names meaning ‘unwanted’ to rise above gender discrimination

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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
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