I have longed for thy salvation, O L-RD; and thy Torah is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. Psalm 119:174-176

28 November 2012

The Girl Effect, part 19

Today's post is dedicated to all the girls and women in India.  Save the Girl Child!

Know this does not only happen in India. There has been documentation of this happening with Indian families who have moved to the Western World.

Charities you can give to that will help support women and girls in India include: The Girl Effect, Gospel for Asia, Native Missionary Movement, OXFAM, Heifer International, PresentAid, Practical Presents, World Vision, UK Friends of Unique Home for Girls in India (Featured in the 20/20 videos) - Consider perhaps in your holiday spending, that someone might like to know instead of getting more "stuff" from "stuffmart", that instead, you gave to one of these many charities in their name, that not only girls in India may be helped... but many girls around the needy world.

What is currently happening in India, has been happening for a very long time. Missionary Amy Carmichael documented these horrors in her day. Laws have been put in place to curtail some of these issues in India but they only go so far when doctors and those who commit these horrendous acts are not reported.

It's time to help put a stop to this horror. It's time to be true to our faith, and our convictions that women are truly created equal by G-d, and a gift from G-d in every home they are born. That girls are just as valuable and sometimes moreso than sons. That girls can be educated and support their parents, and even their in laws once married. Instead of being left to die, murdered or aborted.  After seeing this, you cannot say you did not know. You cannot say you didn't see or hear it happening. You cannot say that your heart and soul were not touched to core. And you cannot stand by and do nothing.

News videos about femicide in India:


Documentaries about Femicide:

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