Girls Aspiration for Rights and Values (GARV)

A step towards eliminating gender based discrimination

Article 6 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) stipulates that all children have the right to life, survival and development. Unfortunately, many children particularly girls are denied these rights. Gender based sex selection and elimination is widely practiced in India with alarming implications on the rate of missing girls. The dismal Child Sex Ratio of 918 females per 1000 males in India as revealed by Census 2011 shows gross violation of human rights. The alarming statistics of 861 females per 1000 males in Jaipur district, Rajasthan showed the deep seated patriarchal mindset that lead families to value sons over daughters, the need for small families, but with sons, and commercialisation and misuse of medical technology that enables illegal sex selection.

The project is being supported by Plan India since 2014 and the activities are being implemented in Jaipur district, Rajasthan.


Our Reach

636 peer educators trained on social impact of gender based discrimination and elimination

8000 community members oriented in the intervention areas.

303 Frontline functionaries (Anganwadi workers, Accredited Social Health Activists and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives oriented on gender discrimination and integration of issue in ongoing programs

12 Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committees have been strengthened and functioning as per the government norms

18 Mahila Aarogya Samiti strengthened


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