Ishita Uppal’s Campaign Against Sex-Selective Abortion

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. 

DSC_0210-001When 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.

According to the latest census in India, the State of Haryana has the lowest female to male ratio, with 861 females for every 1000 males. However, there has been improvement since 2001.

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