Deep-seated male preference and misuse of ultrasound machines has led to sex-selective abortion and infanticide, a gross violation of girls’ rights, which prompted an Indian girl to travel to different places advocating for the protection of girl fetuses, babies, and children since she was 11 years old. This little girl is now 17 years old.
When she was 12 years old, Ishita Uppal was made the brand ambassador against female foeticide by the Chief Minister of Haryana. As an ambassador, she meets key decision-makers on different levels, and appeals to members of the general public, to ensure the girl child’s rights.
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