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Two brothers and their sister in an Indian slum house in Varanasi (India)

Over the last five years, India has seen impressive economic growth as well as progress in terms of human development. The economy has experienced growth rates as high as 9 per cent in 2006-07, while the population below the poverty line has been gradually been falling. Nevertheless, crushing poverty and malnutrition are harsh realities for millions of women and children. Many inequities are tied to gender and class [source: UNICEF, read more: www.unicef.org/infobycountry/india_background.html]

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Over the last five years, India has seen impressive economic growth as well as progress in terms of human development. The economy has experienced growth rates as high as 9 per cent in 2006-07, while the population below the poverty line has been gradually been falling. Nevertheless, crushing poverty and malnutrition are harsh realities for millions of women and children. Many inequities are tied to gender and class [source: UNICEF, read more: www.unicef.org/infobycountry/india_background.html]