World leaders need to end gendercide because...
- Express your personal reason in the comment board below (16% people answered this)
- Millions of women and girls are suffering violence and have no voice to defend themselves (43% people answered this)
- Otherwise, men will have no women to marry (8% people answered this)
- Girls in India, China and throughout the world are as valuable as men (31% people answered this)
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In India, China, and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. Because of this “gendercide," the United Nations estimates that as many as 200 million girls are now missing. We shot the documentary film "It’s a Girl" on location in India and China, in hopes of unraveling and shedding light on this issue. We wanted to find out why this happening and why is so little being done to save girls and women affected. The film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice. In the process of making the film, we realized the need for an international movement to stand up for girls and women everywhere. We launched the “It’s a Girl Campaign” on Causes to give activists worldwide a way to take action against gendercide in India in China. Through petitions, we are pressuring world leaders to ensure that the Indian government enforces laws against female feticide, female infanticide, and dowry murders and help end forced abortion and sterilization in China under the One Child Policy. We’re also teaming up with the following organizations to make a difference on the ground in these countries by providing food, shelter and protection for mothers, newborn children, and orphaned girls: Women’s Rights Without Frontiers Womens Rights in China 50 Million Missing Invisible Girl Project Finally, because we cannot end something that the public isn’t even aware of, we’re using Facebook, Twitter, and email to tell the world that gendercide is real, is happening right now, and it must end. Join our cause to use the power of film and storytelling to help raise awareness for this crucial issue and put an end to gendercide. Visit http://www.ItsaGirlMovie.com to find out about screenings happening near you, apply to host your own screening, and access informative guides for educators showing the film at schools and college campuses.
As members of the world community, we are obligated to act in the face of injustice; to know is not enough. We are calling on world leaders to act in the face of the social evil of gendercide and demand an end to the devaluation and subjugation of girls in India and China.
We know you are passionate about eradicating female gendercide and have joined the cause because you want your voice heard. We are taking your demands and those of hundreds of thousands of others to Washington DC on April 23rd and the more people who express their support, the more impactful the petition delivery can be.
Sign and share the petitions demanding an end to gendercide in India and China, then express your personal passion for this issue in the comments below. The power of your words and actions can help create a whole new future for the girls of India and China!