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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It's a Girl: A Documentary About Gendercide

In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”.

Girls who survive infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own husbands or other family members.

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Today I got to watch this documentary with a group of friends from my mom's group.  It was eye opening and heartbreaking, but I am so glad that I watched it.  Through our adoption process, I learned a bit about what it means to be a baby, girl, and woman in India, but seeing this documentary gave it a whole new meaning.  Babies being suffocated with acid or rice, girls being neglected, violence and trafficing of women, forced abortions; it is all very real and it happens every day.  There is no value of human life, but especially that of girls.   

I encourage each and every one of you to consider hosting a viewing of It's a Girl.  We need to get the word out there that these trageties are very real and that they need to stop.  It is $60 to have an in-home viewing.  We all gave $5 towards the cost of the viewing, with any extra going to Ramya's orphange.  Spread the word and help get this very real documentary out there.  This is a story that needs to be told!

Ramya and I at Amanda's house... I am SO thankful my little girl didn't, and never will, face the same fate that 200 million other girls have.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Thanks, I'm going to look into that one!