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.
The war against girls is sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls.
As ‘outsiders’ of these tragedies, we often feel helpless in terms of what we can do in order to exact change and justice. Here is our chance.
On Monday, November 19th, at 6PM in the UFV Auditorium Room, B101, we will be bringing a documentary called ‘It’s a Girl.’ This powerful documentary sheds light on issues of female gendercide in South Asia and East Asia-although female infanticide does occur in other cultures outside of these two as well.
We are working alongside GirlKind Foundation (www.girlkind.org) to bring this screening to UFV. I am selling tickets for $10.00 each. Proceeds of the ticket sales are going towards the foundation and there will be items on sale (cash only) on the 19th of which all proceeds will be going to various foundations working to save girls around the world.
For all our UFV internal staff and faculty-please forward this message onto all your students and encourage them to attend. It is important that we all take a stand through whatever means we have as educators.
For any other information, questions, or to purchase tickets, please contact me at 604-851-6325 or [email protected]