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Nita (name changed to protect identity) is a 16-year old young girl who stays in a village near Ajmer. Nita’s mother was murdered by her father at the age of 9. Since then Nita’s been brought up by her grandparents. As Nita started growing up, her relatives started putting pressure on her for marriage. Her grandparents also gave up in…

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Pint- sized and always smiling, Aarti is 16 years old. Living in a quaint, little village, Lohagal, nearby Ajmer, she belongs to the Scheduled Caste community. After her father’s demise due to tubercolosis, three years ago, Aarti’s mother, Vimla Megwal, became the sole breadwinner of the family. Even before her husband’s death, Vimla was tirelessly earning wages to support her…

Protect The Girl Child In India

The issue of girl child rights and its protection in India is a serious concern. Being home to more than one third of the 10 million child brides in the world, India has one of the highest numbers of girls forced into marriage before the legal age of 18 years. If one half of our society remain vulnerable to violence…

Sadhna Gaikwad                                                 23 Years Master’s in Social work Currently working as the Superintendent of Savitribai Phule Children’s Organization. Sadhana lived in Poharegaon village in the Renapur Taluka with her father Nanasaheb Gaikwad who was a poor laborer from backward caste, her mother and sister. Her parents were daily wage earners who barely managed to make two ends meet with their…

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11-year-old Purnima is academically bright and discovered her love for painting and acting through activities at school. You can help Purnima stay in school, study a range of subjects and explore her abilities. Armed with will power, determination and a headstrong nature, Purnima Kanojiya is no ordinary 6th grader. While many of her friends were dropping out of school because…

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12-year-old Jyoti Ramji Parmar and 11-year-old Sherbano Kasambhai Aamda are hailed as the poster girls of Rupenbander village in Dwarka district of Gujarat. Supported by CRY, the two girls, through their singing and public speaking skills have been advocating the importance of education and receiving accolades for the same. They have been relentlessly pursuing the cause of advocating the need…

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We come across stories of motivation frequently and some stick with us. This story is one where a young girl fought against insurmountable odds and strove to pursue her higher education from the intervention area of CRY supported project, the Society for Rural Agriculturists and Mass Awareness (SRAMA) from Andhra Pradesh. N. Samyuktha, hailing from a poor family in the…

It’s okay if I cry, I’m a girl for I can, it is my thing. It’s not okay for me to go to school, I can’t, and there isn’t enough money for my dowry, what use is school to me? Says dear, father. Its okay if I don’t get my milk, for my brother needs it more, he will take…

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I am my parents’ second daughter.  I was born in a very small colony-kind of place.  My mother tells me that when I was born not many people came to see me as I was the second daughter!  I was fortunate though that my parents didn’t lament! India, a country where Devis are worshipped and girls abhorred.  Right from the…

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