Friday, April 15, 2011

Cute! (But where are the girls?)

Boys hugely outnumber girls in Jhajjar due partly to communities favouring male offspring who can inherit family wealth

At the nursery school established by Usha Gehlot in the Indian town of Jhajjar, there are toys, books, brightly-painted walls, and very few little girls. "In last year's intake, of a total of 59 pupils, 43 were boys," said the headteacher, running a pen down a column in the handwritten register book.
Read the rest and weep.

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