How to Help India’s Disappearing Daughters

Dec 9, 2011 12:28pm

There is hope for girls and women living under the threat of gendercide in India. Learn more about two organizations making a difference.

Unique Home for Girls

The mission of Unique Home in Punjab, India is the  ”Moral, Social, Cultural and Economic uplift of orphan children without any distinction of Caste, Creed and Religion.” The woman who founded the orphanage, Prekash Kaur, cares for 60 girls, some just days old. “My goal is to shelter the unwanted, to give them love,” she says. U.K. Friends of Unique Home is a Leicester, U.K.-based charity dedicated to supporting Unique Home. Learn more here.

**UPDATE 12/11/11, 4:45 p.m. ET: U.K. Friends of Unique Home has received hundreds of inquiries from viewers looking to offer help. The group said they will reply to every message but due to the large volume of messages, responses may be delayed.


APNE AAP Women Worldwide

The anti-sex trafficking group’s mission is “to increase choices for at-risk girls and women in order to ensure access to their rights, and to deter the purchase of sex through policy and social change.” Founded by Ruchira Gupta in 2002, the group has offices in New Dehli as well as New York. Learn more here.


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