Awareness of Female Child Rights
It is celebrated to promote the girl’s position in the society to make their living better among society people. It is very necessary to remove different types of social discrimination and exploitation that girls generally face in their life. To increase the awareness about the necessity of girls’ rights in society, various political and community leaders spoke to the public about girl’s right to equal education and fundamental freedoms.
It is very necessary for the girls to get full potential, safe and enabling environment. They should be aware of all their legal rights and the facts of life. They should be aware that they have a good education, nutrition, and health care rights. They should be well aware of legislations including the Domestic Violence Act 2009, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006, and Dowry Prohibition Act 2006 in order to get their proper rights and face all the challenges in life.
In our country, the female literacy rate is still 53.87% and one-third of the youngster girls are malnourished. Reproductive age group women are anemic and suffering from various other diseases just because of the gender discrimination in the society and limited access to health services. Various steps have been taken at the national and state level by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to improve the girl child status through a range of schemes.
The Women and Child Development Ministry had implemented a scheme called “Dhanalaksmi” to make cash transfers to the girl child family to fulfill the basic needs such as immunization, birth registration, school enrolment, and maintenance up to Class VIII. The Right to Education Act has made available free and necessary education to the girl child.