Save the Girl Child project takes a mixed approach including awareness-raising activities, advocacy activities, service provision and facilitation, and research. Primary beneficiaries include currently married women (CMW), adolescent girls, and in later project cycles boys and men have also been engaged. Local government, educators and health providers are also engaged in a variety of ways, particularly for advocacy and service provision purposes.
The awareness-raising sessions were designed to be delivered by social activators, themselves respected women from the two low-income communities in the city where project activities have taken place. Alongside teachers, they have facilitated extensive awareness-raising activities, including both group sessions and one-on-one support during home visits. Community members receive information about the current status of gender parity in India, women’s legal rights, government regulation of female feticide and other sex-selective activities, and reproductive health. Childreach India also works closely with 3 health clinics providing orientation and basic health services to pregnant mothers and other women requiring assistance. Local government-run Reproductive Child Health Clinics and other health providers are engaged to assist participants in the Save the Girl Child project to access appropriate health services and counselling. This includes vaccination and advice regarding nutrition for not-yet-born babies and children under preschool age.
Awareness programs conducted through regular meetings with mothers, elderly women and adolescent girls (school-going) have helped – women gaining confidence, opening up, speaking their mind and getting increasingly involved in program activities –as reflected by
Hisar is one of the more important district towns of Haryana politically-having made rapid progress in field of education and industrial growth during the past two decades. Hisar is famous for the Steel and cotton industries. The city is catering to the needs of not only of the population of the district but also the population of adjoining areas of Rajasthan and Punjab.
The decadal growth (1981-91) of the district has been 22.67 %. Due to shifting of population from rural area to urban area the decadal growth is more in urban area which is 38.86%.
Growth of the district during the last decade (1991-2001) witnessed further upward trend. According to census report of 2001 among the four Tehsils in the district, Hisar tehsil has highest decadal growth of 28.69% and Hisar city recorded highest decadal growth rate which is 48.72%
As per 2001 census, total population of Hissar district was 15.37 lakhs (M- 8.305, F 7.065).The population of Hissar town was 256689 and and including its agglomerations, the population was 263,186. Literacy rate of Hissar district has been 52.09 and 25.53 for male and female respectively; compared to 56.31 and 22.94 for State. (Source: Series 7 of 2001 (Paper-1) of Census of Haryana)