You are invited to join us for our second annual "Every Girl Matters Day," on Oct 11, 2014. The British Columbian government has officially proclaimed this day as Every Girl Matters in conjunction with the United Nations "Day of the Girl." A day to recognize the global rights of girls around the world. Join us as we present a film screening of "Girl Rising," a critically acclaimed film that documents the lives of girls around the world that are making a difference in their communities.
We will also have an "Art Area," for individuals to paint, draw and create art, inspiring or empowering messages of hope. Coffee and cake will be served, this is FREE COMMUNITY EVENT, please do register for the film screening as seating is limited. This event is brought to you by the partnership between GirlKIND and The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, BC.
Mitu Khurana, is a doctor herself, whose husband and in-laws tried their best to get rid of her twin girls when they were in the womb. She is the first woman in India to have taken legal action under the PCPNDT (Pre-Conception & Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques) Act against her husband, in-laws and the hospital for the sex-determination test.
The lower courts gave awareness to her case but the hospital and doctor have appealed in the higher courts against cognizance and it has been pending since 2010. In fact, Mitu is fighting a dozen other cases including domestic violence, dowry and custody of children, and her email is being hacked. “
To learn more or help support Mitu in getting her justice click here.
Together let’s help spread awareness on the issue of gendercide and the many gender discriminations females face. Let’s help bring an end to gendercide and change cultural values one girl at a time.
We chose the month of October as the United Nations has declared Oct 11th "The Day of the Girl." A day to bring girls & womens rights to the forefront. A day to help raise awareness on the many issues girls and women face around the world. Join us this day or month and let your voice be heard.
You are invited to join us for our second annual "Every Girl Matters Day,"...More detail
Mitu Khurana, is a doctor herself, whose husband and in-laws tried their best to get rid of her...More detail
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