Female infanticide has been a problem in India for decades. Girls are prejudiced against largely because of the dowry system and inheritance practices tilted in favour of men. The consequences of favoring baby boys has been to account for as many as 50 million Indian women having ‘gone missing’ according to Unicef. Last year, parents were given cash rewards of 50,000 rupees (about $250) for each new baby girl they had and the result was more girls born in Delhi than boys for the first time.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, parents of the adorable Harlow Madden, hosted a benefit for UNICEF’s Tap Project, which helps provide clean and accessible water to children around the world. The event was hosted by the couple’s own Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation on March 24 at Hollywood hotspot MyHouse. Celebrities in attendance at the event, which was held at MyHouse in LA, included fashionista Rachel Zoe, Lauren Conrad, Matt Dallas, and Joel’s bro and Good Charlotte bandmate Benji Madden.
Gorgeous actress and mother to daughter Valentina, Salma Hayek, has revealed that she breastfed the starving baby of another woman, who could not produce milk, during a trip to Sierra Leone. She recently helped a desperate mum in a refugee camp during a UNICEF fact-finding trip, and revealed it on the Today show in America when host Kathie Lee Gifford asked her about it. “You found a child that was starving to death, the mother had no milk and you nursed that baby?” “It’s about women sticking together and we really need to help the children in any way we can,”