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War on girls in India, visualized

An interactive narrative to raise awareness on a brutal and tragic topic

September 30, 2015
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Unwanted
(image: Tania Boa/Interactive Things)

Usually, we leave interactive data visualizations to be featured here on Visualoop on Fridays, when we compile all the interesting projects that came our way during the week.

But in this case, we are making an exception to present to you “Unwanted – The ongoing war against daughters in India“, developed by designer Tania Boa, with the help of Gerhard Bliedung (Development) and Benjamin Wiederkehr (Design Advisor). Tania is part of the Interactive Things team, and started a couple of months ago this self-initiated project about a topic that’s sad, tragic and undoubtily in need of more awareness.

Rooted in its strong patriarchal society, India reveals an obsessive preference for sons with the systemic discrimination against girls. Cultural and economical reasons lead parents to abort, kill or abandon their daughters in their earliest years of life. It’s happening right now. It’s happening every 50 seconds.

As Benjamin says in the email he shared with us, “the research around this topic is sound and extensive, yet not easily accessible to everyone. We believe this story has to be told publicly in order to shed light on this issue. Blending the facts from scientific studies together with personal stories from the people most affected.”

The end result is a narrative mixing charts and text that aims to raise awareness and generate discussions about this ongoing war against girls. Below some of the visuals used to tell this story.

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Unwanted
(image: Tania Boa/Interactive Things)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Unwanted
(image: Tania Boa/Interactive Things)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Unwanted
(image: Tania Boa/Interactive Things)

 

Links: Interactive Things – Unwanted – The ongoing war against daughters in India

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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