Girls for sex in dadar
It is also a means of creating mass awareness and raising public conscience against the reprehensible practice of sex selection.
This will help us advocate with all the stakeholder groups like the political parties, medical associations, government agencies, and others to implement the PCPNDT act effectively.We just wanted a girl.” And yet when Marco D'Souza talks about Tenaya’s future, he talks about his hopes that she’ll be a citizen who can pay forward change in India.“Our entire aim with this little child is essentially just to raise a kind, loving human being, a smart human being, and give her the opportunity to make a change in the world if she wants to,” he says.The use of technology to determine the sex of the foetus and easy access to it since the early eighties has contributed to the rapid decline in the child sex ratio. We see this practice prevalent right across the country.It is not limited to certain parts or regions though there are regional variations.“And that’s when we took the call that we would go down this route” to adoption.
When Ayesha and Marco started the adoption process, they knew some girls in India were not even born because of sex selection abortions.
If I were running an adoption agency, I’d say Marco and Ayesha D'Souza have an ideal home for a child, but the they had to wait almost a year for a child to adopt. It's something that makes them somewhat unique among adoptive parents in India: They wanted a girl. “So I was pretty much raised by my mum — me and my sister. They’re well-off and had the means to go through many rounds of artificial insemination.
She has been our pillar all through our lives, and even within the family we’ve got females who’ve played such a big role — my aunts, my grandmother who is now 94, they are basically rocks and they’ve pretty much led the entire family on, through the hardest of times.” Because of that strong influence, Marco says he’s always wanted a daughter. But by the time Ayesha was 32, “there was a lot of heartache and a lot of emotional drainage,” from fertility treatments, she says.
Ayesha sees traditional attitudes about girls changing around her. We’re about to set out for a walk along the seafront.
“When you would see a family 10, 15 years ago, [they’d] say, ‘I’d rather send my son overseas to study, because my daughter will get married and move to another family,’ [now] you are seeing equal opportunities across the board.” Around midday, friends of the D'Souza, Nishant and Dipali Shah, show up for Sunday brunch. They became close with Marco and Ayesha as they went through the process, and the waiting. But Marco D’Souza wants me to see one more thing before we leave: a scrapbook the adoption agency gave them.
Background: Bar girls are unorganized, difficult to reach high-risk group, and an urban phenomenon.