This week, Sevenly is highlighting the work of It’s a Girl’s grassroots partner, Invisible Girl Project (IGP)!
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October 11 is the third UN International Day of the Girl Child. This day is meant to promote girls' rights and highlight gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys.
We are so grateful for the thousands of you who joined us this year in fighting gendercide globally. Since the film was released last year, it has screened over 500 times globally, has been broadcast on television in India, Ireland, Nigeria, Poland, New Zealand, and reached thousands more through our DVD and iTunes release this year.
Today is known as Giving Tuesday, and on this day it is our greatest desire that you would consider giving to the women and girls of China. We are working with Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition that opposes forced abortion and sexual slavery in China. Our goal is to raise public awareness regarding the coercive enforcement of China’s One Child Policy, the connection between this coercion and human trafficking in Asia, and the other human rights abuses that arise out of this coercive enforcement.
Littlejohn, an internationally-recognized expert and opponent of China’s One-Child Policy, presented after the Hong Kong premiere of It’s a Girl.
Littlejohn is featured in the film, which vividly details rampant coercion under China’s population policy. Screenings of the documentary took place at the Hong Kong Arts Centre on November 18th and 19th.
Forced Abortion in China Will Continue, Despite “Easing” of One Child Policy Under the misleading headline, “China to Ease One-Child Policy,” Xinhua reports that China will now lift the ban on a second child, if either parent is an only child. This minor reform will not “ease” the One Child Policy. It will merely tweak it.
Female - The World War on Women is a documentary film addressing the various forms of violence and abuse suffered by women on every continent around the globe. While exploring personal stories illustrating an array of issues such as the feminization of poverty, gendercide, female genital mutilation, child marriage, and the objectification and exploitation of women, experts seek to identify the cultural mindsets and traditions that result in such human rights violations while activists offer hope of change through viable solutions.
On November 12th, I will be announcing a major new film project carrying on the story begun by It's a Girl! This will be your one and only opportunity to sign up to receive the exciting news!
But first, I want to personally thank you and the hundreds of thousands of others who have joined the It's a Girl cause and have added your voice to the movement to end gendercide in India and China. Together, we have succeeded in elevating the plight of millions of women suffering under gendercide to a whole new level of action and awareness all over the world!
Sarpreet is a third year student at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) and is studying Health Sciences. She began a club last year called United Against Gendercide with the hope of creating awareness and inspiring students to unite in the fight against gender discrimination.
United Against Gendercide's first event was a screening of It's a Girl at McMaster University, where they had the opportunity to effectively outline the objective of the club to McMaster students. "The first step towards creating change is raising awareness and educating individuals and we truly felt this film provided us with exactly that opportunity." -Sarpreet Kahlon