The Girl Child and Prevention of Female Foeticide Project


The Girl Child and Prevention of Female Foeticide Project is a three-year Project funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and successfully implemented by 10 FPA India Branches - Bhopal, Gomia, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Mohali, Panchkula, Patna, Yamunanagar in six Northern states.

The Project has a three-fold objective.

  1. Creating awareness in the community about the Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation of Prevention and Misuse) Act enacted by the Government of India and operating since 1st January 1996.
  2. Generate strong social disapproval of female foeticide and
  3. To mobilize social support in favour of girl children; promote the value of the girl child and equal treatment and opportunities for girls in FPA India's operational areas.

Several success stories demonstrate that the attitude of the community is slowly changing in making girls wanted and cherished by doing away with customs like child marriage, dowry, gender discrimination and prevention of female foeticide.