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Girls less likely to realise full potential says Save the Children - New Indian Express story

Girls in India are less likely to realise their full potential as compared to those in neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, according to "The Girls' Opportunity Index", which is part of a new study conducted by a rights body. The index prepared by the NGO Save the Children ranks India at 90, two spots below Pakistan, which is placed at 88, five points below Nepal at 85 and 10 points below Bhutan at 80.

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Our Every Last Child report gets front-page coverage in Hindustan Times

On International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), Save the Children released the 'Every Last Girl: Free to Live, Free to Learn, Free from Harm' report. The report offers a comprehensive analysis on the status of girl children in various parts of the world, including India. It ranks the best and worst countries to be a girl. You can read and download the report here.

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Tough to be a girl in India than Pak, Nepal: Report - Hindustan Times story

India ranks 90 among 144 countries as the hardest place to be a girl, a report by an international NGO shows, underlining the challenges faced by women in a highly patriarchal society. The ranking, based on schooling, child marriage, teen pregnancy, maternal deaths and women in parliament, placed India lower than all its neighbours -- Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

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'Once Trafficked, Anoyara Khatun is now an International Child Rights Crusader' - News18 story

One 18-year-old girl, who was trafficked from the remote islands of Sundarbans in West Bengal, is today an international child rights crusader and has been invited twice to speak at the United Nations. Having met UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, Anoyara Khatun is now a hero in her Sandeshkhali village in North 24 Parganas district.

"Telling the stories from my village before an international audience and listening to stories from all over the world has made me more strong as an activist," Khatun, who was once trafficked as a child domestic worker due to poverty, told PTI.

 

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The Tribune's story on our youth advocate Anoyara Khatun

Twenty-year-old Anoyara Khatun from Sandeshkhali near the Sunderbans in West Bengal has just returned from a UN session in New York where she was on a panel discussion on adolescent health. A victim of trafficking herself, she got involved in child rights, gender and anti-trafficking issues after being rescued from Delhi in 2006. In an interview with The Tribune, she narrates her experiences and her journey post-rescue.

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