India markets itself as the world's "largest democracy". But activists and researchers say cultural preferences for boys are drastically altering its population, with dangerous implications for civil society. Kojo explores underlying causes and possible consequences of India's "girl deficit".
Listen to IFES’ Vasu Mohan and Dr. Meeta Singh discuss India’s gender imbalance with WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park
Deputy Director for Europe and Asia, IFES
M.D., Obstetrician & Gynecologist; Coordinator, IFES' Dignity of the Girl Child program (Rajasthan, India)
Director of the Asia Pacific Division, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)