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"Thank God it Wasn't A Girl..."

Met & spoke to a high school student who wants to see change on how some people value a girl. He spoke frankly on how he stands up and challenges his family members when a boy or girl is born.

"All I want is a world where no one has to hear, thank God it wasn't a girl." {Darren Pooni, Grade 12 student}

Thank you so much Darren for standing up!

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Stand Up & Help End Gendercide

We each play a role in bringing an end to gendercide; however small of a role we play it all begins by standing up...

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Talk on Gendercide with LA Matheson Students

Had the opportunity to speak to high school students in Surrey at LA Matheson today. Spoke on the inspiration behind GirlKIND and delved into the issues of gendercide. We watched the trailer to the film www.itsagirlmovie.com followed by a lengthy discussion.

Very interesting discussion which brought up some interesting stories and viewpoints. One student spoke about how often he challenges his family members when a child is born into their family, girl or boy. When a girl is born the mother is often consoled, not to worry as she can try again. When a boy is born, celebrations are kicked off and congratulations are spread amoungst family and relatives.

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It's A Girl | Film Screening Mouat Secondary High School

Many thanks to student Jasmeen Sandhu and teacher Jinny St-Hilaire for organizing and facilitating a screening of the film "It's A Girl," this Friday evening. 

The screening was part of the students' social justice projects, where they had to pick a global issue, present the problem and solutions alongside. After the presentation and screening we had an engaging discussion  with student participation.

The film left many feeling shocked and saddened by the stories they heard. Seeing the stories from China were the most surprising as many of the myths of the "pregnancy police," actually could be seen in reality. I asked the students to describe how they felt after seeing the film in just one word, this is what they said: saddeded, hurt, inspired, surprised, devestated, angry...

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