NGO to launch website dedicated to girls on Girl Child daySeptember 22nd, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Next time you feel an urge to initiate a movement against sexual discrimination and want to speak your mind on the issue, simply log onto the microsite, cry4girls.cry.org, which is to be launched on Girl Child day Sep 24.An initiative of the NGO ‘Child Relief and You’ (CRY), which works on issues of child rights, the microsite will provide an interactive platform to people, which, besides providing information on skewed sex ratio and various campaigns, will allow one to express his or her opinion on the issue.
With videos, opinion polls, articles, volunteer activities, campaign material downloads, e-newsletter and blogs, the site will help one explore the not often talked about reasons which give rise to such practices as female foeticide.
“We believe the girl is a child first and that gender is merely descriptive. Yet statistics show that girls have not fared well so far, and this is not due to their lack of capability, but because people around incapacitate them. This platform will help people express their opinion on the whole issue and initiate movements to turn around this negative trend,” Meenakshi Kohli of CRY said.