Since 1991, India has experienced strong economic growth. This often spectacular development offers hints of new hopes relating to human rights and social development. However, a large part of the population still lives in great poverty.
India is strongly characterized by inequalities between different regions and groups of populations. Children are most affected by this poverty and social inequality.
Right to Life
In India, life, survival, and child development remain areas of concern. Thousands of children lose their lives each day, not only because of poverty, but also because female infanticides are practiced with impunity.
The main threat to Indian children’s right to life stems from these female infanticides, a cultural practice that persists. In fact, each day, thousands of small Indian girls either die before being born or lose their lives because they are not desired or accepted by their family.