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An average of 239,000 girls under 5 in India die each year, or 2.4 million in a decade, because of their gender. Many of the deaths are due to neglect, both within their families and from health practitioners, as well as an “invisible, routine and continued” bias that Indian girls experience in food allocation.
(Photo by Deepak Bhatia) Photo used under CC BY
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First published in the May 16, 2018, 5:58 a.m. edition

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