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Hope for India's Girls

Photograph of girl taken in a class Hope for India's Girls Bringing Them Life UNICEF recently released wonderful news for the young children of our world!  Since 1990, deaths in children under 5 years old have been cut in half. [1] Indian girls, however, have little to celebrate .   India is the only country in the world where baby girls consistently die at a higher rate than boys. [2]   This was true in 1990, and UNICEF numbers reveal that it is equally true in 2015. The picture comes into starker perspective when you consider that there are many more baby boys born in India than baby girls.  Unborn Indian girls are aborted at an alarmingly high rate. These numbers reveal a heartbreaking reality : If a girl in India manages to be born at all, she stands a much higher chance of dying before she reaches the age of 6 .  Why?  The Indian newspapers chalk it up to gross neglect, and this must be true, but there is also evidence from a number of sources that you