Saturday, 2 November 2013

It's A Girl!

As many of you know, I'm a Patron of Abortion Grief Australia, so I like to talk about them whenever I can.

(I've started saying Patron with a Capital P, because some people were assuming I was a client of AGA. I'm not a client of AGA and never have been, but I was very chuffed to have been invited to be a Patron by the WA office.)

Anyhoo, one of my bugbears is also femicide. So I'm very pleased to announce that the 40 Days for Life campaign in Perth is hosting the premiere Perth screening of the film It's A Girl.
Here's the summary from the press release:
 
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 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 reveals the issue. It asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women.

You can watch the trailer here:



or at:
 

and find out more about the screening at:
 

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