Through establishment of Community Watch Groups and Committees against Sex Selection, CSR created systems that can monitor communities’ sex-selection activities and raise awareness about related issues. The main objective of Community watch groups (CWGs) is to conduct an initial interaction between community members and Anganwadi workers. The CWG setup aims for quarterly engagement with the community members to evaluate changes in the Child Sex Ratio and to monitor the Sex-Selective activities taking place in the village.
On 28th January, the CSR team conducted the CWG meeting at Rawalon village in Ambala-1 Block of Ambala district, Haryana. The meeting was held at the anganwadi center with the help of the Anganwadi supervisor; Mrs. Chandrakanta. Rawalon village has a child sex ratio of 167 per 1000 boys. Approximately 100 people joined the meeting alongwith Sarpanch; Mr. Daljeet Singh and Anganwadi workers. The CSR team provided them with informative brochures along with the various governments’ schemes designed to benefit the future of a girl child in Haryana.
The event gathered a lot of attention of the audience. Towards the end of the program a little girl from the audience called Harmandeep Kaur also recited poetry in Hindi on BBBP. The poem indicated that one should not differentiate between a girl and boy; rather both should be given equal opportunities.