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Why ‘It’s a Girl’ is a Different Kind of Film

When I started The 50 Million Missing Campaign on India’s female genocide, in 2006, I had two goals. One, was to raise global awareness about this massive, human rights atrocity in India, for many didn’t and still don’t know.  The other goal was to build a grassroots, public momentum that will demand official accountability and action, of the […]

President Hu Jintao’s Chance To End The One Child Policy and Gendercide

The contrast with the American presidential election campaign could not be greater but this week the Chinese Communist Party made its once in a decade transfer of power to a new Politburo of one-party State appointees. President Hu Jintao is expected to hand over the reins of power in March. Before he leaves office there […]

“It’s a Girl” is an official selection at the ‘this human world’ Film Festival!

t’s a Girl is thrilled to announce that we are an official selection at the 2012 this human world Film Festival in Vienna, Austria. Scheduled to coincide with the 10th of December, Human Rights Day, this human world presents a week of brand new feature films, documentaries and short films set around contemporary themes. Over the course of the […]

“It’s a Girl” Screening Updates!

Last month, the organization GirlKIND launched with a special event screening of It’s a Girl. The event took place in Abbotsford, BC at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. The evening included musical performances, a spoken word artist, and guest speakers, with the highlight being the community gathering together to watch It’s a Girl and discuss the […]

Introducing The Gendercide Awareness Project

So many people have never heard about gendercide. Perhaps they know dimly that baby girls are aborted in China, but they have no idea of the scale and scope of the problem. It extends far beyond China, and the numbers are staggering! Like Evan Grae Davis and the team at It’s A Girl, we at […]

“It’s a Girl” Launches Action Campaign with Causes.com

We’re excited to announce that It’s a Girl has officially launched our partnership Causes.com, an online platform that leverages the power of social media to make an impact in a new era of activism. This partnership allows It’s a Girl to make a stronger impact on the lives of girls around the world allowing us […]

We’re an official selection in the Amnesty International’s REEL AWARENESS Film Festival!

We are honored to be selected for Amnesty International’s 2012 REEL AWARENESS film festival in Toronto. The REEL AWARENESS festival, started by a group of Amnesty International volunteers in 2005 selects exceptional films that are focused on paramount human rights concerns. Each screening incorporates a call-to-action, and asks audiences to participate in letter writing, petition […]

My Personal Thoughts as I Observe the International Day of the Girl

I was privileged to grow up in a home with a father and mother who have a strong, loving relationship. Throughout my life I have witnessed my parents’ commitment to walking though life’s ups and downs together with respect and honor. They have been married for over 50 years and still act like young lovers, […]

What if I was Maria?

As founder of The 50 Million Missing, a campaign on female gendercide in India, I am often asked by individuals if there is anything they can do to make a difference. And my response is, “Yes, you can! Just be responsible for what YOU say, and what YOU do.” Let me explain with Maria’s story. […]

The Root Causes of Gendercide

Throughout my journey directing It’s a Girl, and particularly now that the film is complete, I am frequently asked– and have often asked myself– what are the root causes of gendercide? I have thought a lot about it and continue to explore deeper, searching for the roots underlying son-preference culture and the devaluation of women around […]

End Gendercide Manifesto

More girls are killed every year in India and China than are born in the US. Join us in ending this and taking a stand against Gendercide. Add your voice to our manifesto and help us change the tide for girls and women in India and China. The It’s a Girl manifesto states, among other […]

Bring “It’s a Girl” to Your Local Theater for Free!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our partnership of It’s a Girl and Tugg.com! Tugg is an online platform that lets individuals and organizations in the U.S. host movie screenings at their local theaters. What does this mean for you? This means that if enough people in your community want to see […]

‘It’s a Girl’ Trailer Inspires Rap

After seeing the It’s a Girl trailer, this one viewer said he was “instantly moved” and inspired to write this rap. “I think what shook me the most was the fact that women also participate in the killing of girls. Like you, I just felt that the world needs to see this message” he shares. […]

Indian Mother Kills Eight Daughters – The Story Behind the Story

The Indian woman who is featured in It’s a Girl for killing eight of her own newborn daughters has generated a lot of hostility. Many of the hundreds of comments on the It’s a Girl trailer on YouTube reflect anger and disbelief: “The woman laughing while saying that she killed eight of her children just […]

Bring ‘It’s a Girl’ to your City: Now Booking Screenings!

If you have landed on our blog, chances are you’ve watched the trailer and have been looking forward to seeing or sharing the full feature-length documentary. We are very excited to announce that we have made the film available to anyone interested in hosting a screening. This September will mark the launch of our International […]

Is Gendercide a Concern in America?

There are an estimated 200 million ‘missing’ women in the world today. Although a large percentage of these cases occur in Southeast Asia, namely in China and India, son preference is not uncommon in Europe and is a growing problem in the U.S., where a number of reports attest that, yes, Americans too have aborted […]

Why I Speak out Against Gendercide.

My family adopted my two sisters from China because of the issues surrounding the One Child Policy and the inherent preference for sons within Chinese culture. Having said that, we didn’t fully realize the scope of the orphan crisis and issues relating to it like gendercide, or how these issues would eventually become an integral […]

Happy Mother’s Day, 母亲节快乐 and आपको मातृत्व दिन के लिए बधाई!

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in China, India, the USA and many other countries around the world. On this occasion, the It’s a Girl team would like to take the time to honor all mothers but especially those, who have chosen to birth, love and protect daughters in incredibly adverse societies. Producing documentary film It’s […]

Why Chen Guangcheng’s Story Matters.

The It’s a Girl team has been avidly following the Chen Guangcheng story. Reggie Littlejohn, Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, who is featured in our film, has been long advocating for the activist’s release and is closely involved in the story. We were initially thrilled to hear of Chen’s escape to the […]

Missing Girls in China

In China, millions of female conceptions are aborted by prospective parents, creating a problem of ‘missing girls.’ In spite of China’s rapid development, the sex ratio at birth is as high today as it has ever been, with roughly 118 boys born for every 100 girls. A basic question that needs to be answered before […]