What Can Individuals Do? Interview With Campaign Founder
Alam Bains interviews The 50 Million Missing Campaign founder, Rita Banerji, for Youth Ki Awaaz (The Mouthpiece of the Youth in India). Rita talks about what inspired her to start this campaign and what the campaign ultimately aims to achieve. She also speaks on on what she thinks individuals can do to make a difference.
Below are some highlights from the interview. To read the full interview CLICK HERE.
The 50 Million Missing Campaign is the only campaign [working on the gendercide in India] that is focused on the implementation of existent laws and is demanding official/ government accountability.
[The highest rate of female extermination is among the wealthiest and most educated section of Indian society so] Why don’t we challenge government and ngo projects who totally illogically claim they want to ‘save’ girls by offering, what is, frankly, substandard education to girls of poor families?
The bottom line is that every form of systematic annihilation of females in India is illegal and it is criminal, be it female feticide, infanticide, dowry murders or ‘honor’ killings.
I think the people reading this, are the Indians who are ashamed about this mass feticide in India, and ideologically they want change. The question is, what do you personally do or how do you react or what do you say when you witness it – either in your family, or among your friends or community?