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Nameplates on Indian Houses Aim to Empower Women


Nameplates on Indian Houses Aim to Empower Women
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In India’s northern Haryana state, a campaign that aims to empower women and give them equal status in a deeply patriarchal society is encouraging residents in scores of villages to display their daughters names outside their village homes. As such programs begin to change age-old mindsets, one result has been progress in efforts to end the practice of illegal sex selective abortions that had led to the number of girls dwindling in the region. Anjana Pasricha visited two villages to see how the initiative is working.

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