Every day 1600 girls are eliminated in the womb just because they are girls! Girl child marriages are still rampant in India! One out of every three girls is molested and 24% of women face violence at home!
Population First has been striving for more than a decade for women empowerment, social development and gender equality. It aspires to make this world a safer place for women. They have set out on a whirlwind pace, never losing stamina, by engaging with the youth, media, policy makers and community at large through their innovative campaigns and activities. Population First undertakes its wide spectrum of activities through the Laadli campaign- A girl child and women empowerment programme and the rural development programme – AMCHI Through their rural programme AMCHI, reaches out to 55000 beneficiaries in 66 villages of Shahapur block,Thane district.
I am going to be participating in the charity run of the Mumbai Marathon 2014 as Dream Maker to raise money for my chosen Charity – Population First.
This year, I am raising money to support them to bring in more sustainibility to the current programs, add new initiatives and reach out to more number of beneficiaries. Investing in their programs will ensure one more milestone in the journey of this organization which has been influencing the influencers since more than a decade!
Any contribution, large or small, would be greatly appreciated and would help me support this cause. Support me, I assure you that your concern will go a long way toward ensuring gender just and empowered INDIA.