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Gendercide: Inequality Towards Girls

Guest Blog Post provided by Navneet Gill

Nanveet is a high school student at Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School.  She attended GirlKIND's first event and screening last September. She the left event feeling motivated and inspired. So much so, that she did an interactive presentation on the film and issue of gendercide to her classmates. Hoping to raise awareness and motivate others to react. She is only 14 and has become an active member of GirlKIND, very proud of all her hard work, go Navneet!

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“Hey mister that’s my sister shoveled in a grave, and nobody even kissed her. Hey mister that’s my sister.”

Gendercide also known as female feticide has been occurring in Asia for many years, and now spreading worldwide. Why do people look down on us girls? Why do they find us to be burdens? Have they forgotten that it was a woman who brought them into this world? I think together we need to raise awareness of Gendercide, and put an end to the cause. I, being a girl, feel the need to bring up this problem.

Every year in China and India especially, millions of girls are killed simply because they are considered a burden. Some mothers don’t even feel remorse for killing them, an example in the film {It's A Girl} a mother in southeast India, had eight kids all of which were daughters and she killed each one with not even an ounce of regret in her body. Girls are suffocated with rice shoved down their throats, or a cloth on their mouth so they can’t breathe. 

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GirlKIND + Reggie LittleJohn

It was a pleasure to meet and listen to Reggie LittleJohn of Womens Rights Without Frontiers last night at "The Focus on Life," Gala held at the Hyatt Hotel in Vancouver. She is so very inspiring, her lifetime of work on providing a voice on the issue of human rights in China has been instrumental in bringing worldwide attention & change to the women and girls of China. Check out her website to see the incredible work she is doing.

Thank you so much Anna Wauthy & Jared White for the invitation, it was a wonderful evening.--{Deesh & Aman}

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Strong Women...

"Strong Women, may we know them, may we raise them, may we BE them." --unknown

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GirlKIND + The Diversity Health Fair

Had the opportunity to set up a booth at Abbotsford's 5th Annual Diversity Health Fair this morning. It was a great chance to meet community members and raise awareness on the issue of gendercide/gender discrimination and spread the word on who we are what we are doing. Had great help with all the lovely ladies including: Harman, Navneet, Balwinder & Gurjot. A nice visit with Hawkey from the Abbotsford Heat.smiley

Also, met a mother at the fair who shared her story of of abuse and neglect at the hands of her husband because she bore him 2 daughters. She fled her home with him because her daughters mattered, best decision she said she made. He has no contact with her, she now lives in Abbotsford. She herself was the sixth daughter in her family and her parents never discriminated against any one of them and raised them to accept everyone.

She nearly made me cry, these kinds of stories don't surprise me anymore just reinforces what we are doing.

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