Declining Child Sex Ratio Campaign
India experienced demographic challenge of declining child sex ratio since Independence. The situation becomes graver by a decline from 927 females per 1000 males in 2001 to 914 females in 2011. Son preference or daughter aversion, selective abortion, female foeticide, infanticide are some of the reasons for this constant decline. Given the above scenario, NFI and UNFPA
came together for a multi pronged approach to impact the discourse and achieve a balanced sex ratio in India by bringing energies, resources and ideas to develop a common framework for action on the issue of sex selection. To take the campaign forward, preparatory consultations and core group meetings were held on July and October in 2012. The consultation was enriched by the presence of a range of actors. It had experts from the sites of ground action, medical professionals, and senior representatives from the media, senior lawyers, and policy -influencing agencies, international organizations and grant making foundations. The core group new online casinos
meeting led to having the following regional meetings. These series of meeting will be followed by National Level Consultation Meeting to plan out details of the campaign for the next five years.
Regional Meeting I - Comprising Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry, Odisha
Regional Meeting -II -Comprising Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Chandigarh
Regional Meeting III- Comprising Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa
Regional meeting IV - Comprising Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh