Peace Grove Institute

In Lumbini area girl children are considered as a liability from the time they are born. Sons continue the blood linkage; daughters do not. Sons look after their parents in their old age; daughters get married off to another family. Thus people consider daughters are somebody else’s property; to be somehow reared, brought up and given in marriage as soon as possible. Girls get less medical care and have less access to education and food than their brothers. It is no surprise then that more girls than boys die before they are 5 years old. In Nepal where one child in every 15 is malnourished, the figure is two times higher for girls than boys.

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