Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's A Girl - Documentary Film

From the official website for the documentary film, "It's A Girl!" :

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(1) 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 rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls.

Shot on location in India and China, It’s a Girl! explores the issue. It asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women.

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.

Currently in post-production, It’s a Girl! is scheduled for a 2012 release.

Many feminist and women's groups in the Western world do not want to fight against the cultural and religious beliefs nor the policies that result in gendercide, fearing that abortion rights will be eroded. In their silence, they are complicit in this holocaust of girls. All baby girls have the right to be born. All women have the right to bear their children, including their baby girls.

Please share this documentary trailer.

Visit It's a Girl! The Three Deadliest Words In The World.

Other organizations working to save women and their girl babies include: Women's Rights Without Frontiers.

Also check out Elzabeth Vargas' video below:

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Mitu Khurana said...

Beginning of December, a program aired on ABC 20/20 about India's deadly secret. It was about 40 million girls who have vanished. All aborted before they could take their first breath. Their crime was that they were girls. As you know the gender ratios is India are terribly skewed about 914 girls per 1,000 boys. In Punjab it is about 833 girls per1,000 boys. Unfortunately this happens amongst the privileged and the educated also. The only woman who has brought cases against her in-laws and husband is Dr Mitu Khurana. Please watch her story and sign her petition for justice. Please give those 40 million girls silenced forever, a voice. Please forward this to as many friends as possible.

After you sign the petition, there will be a request from the site for a donation. This donation is totally discretionary and does not in any way or form affect or benefit Dr Mitu Khurana. All she is asking for is your support (signing this petition) so that pressure can be put on the Indian authorities that the whole world is watching them in total disbelief as they make a young mother run around in vain for four years in search of justice

About me said...

Mitu thank you for your comment. You and India's women will remain in my prayers. As the mother of THREE daughters, each of them a precious gift from God, I cannot comprehend the pain mothers who are forced to abort their daughters must face. I am hopeful that I will be able to view someday the documentary that I posted about here. I will attempt to purchase it for my library system so that more Western people may become familiar with what is going on throughout the world.