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Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist, Shot & Wounded

This is what change looks like; this is our future.  Get well beautiful girl, the world is waiting for you.  

Malala Yousafzai, a well-known equality activist in Swat, Pakistan, was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban on a school bus filled with fellow classmates on Oct. 9 The 14-year-old girl was targeted because of her efforts to promote education for girls. Reports indicate that she has been sent to the United Kingdom for treatment Monday, saying she would require prolonged care to fully recover from the physical and psychological effects of the attack. May she recouver well and soon, the world needs more Malalas.

Day of the Girl: 10.11.12

 

The United Nations has declared Oct 11, 2012 as the first "Day of the Girl." 

The International Day of the Girl is about “helping galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” (United Nations General Assembly Resolution 12.9.11).  The day is an opportunity to speak against injustices and to advocate for gender equality.

Please stop by at Seven Oaks Mall in Abbotsford, BC on this day as we have a dedicated booth to raise awareness on the issue of gendercide as well as connect and discuss all things GirlKIND and how you can help.

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GirlKIND Launch & It's A Girl Film Screening Highlights

This past weekend, September 15, 2012 GirlKIND presented the much anticipated documentary by Shadowline Films "It's A Girl," which explores the many faces of gendercide. The event took place in Abbotsford, BC at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.  The evening included performances by "Saint Soldier," with "Sukhraj," as well as spoken word artist "Kaurageous One."

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My Journey to Advocacy: Providing a voice for those who weren’t given one

Last December I watched the trailer to “It’s A Girl,” for the first time. It broke my heart to realize what was happening in many parts of the world.  I quickly began researching more about it online, the more I read, the more I began to hate this world.  Girls were being abandoned in the streets left to meet their deaths just because they were born a girl.  I was left feeling hopeless, sad and defeated.  This issue was epic, how could I possibly make a difference?  As each day passed I continued to read more and shared online the stories I read.

Throughout my discoveries, I saw a little glimmer of hope. There was a very special home in India, specifically Punjab, (where I ethnically originate from) that was doing amazing work with baby girls that were being abandoned, uncared for and unwanted by their parents.

There is a very special home in Punjab, India that takes care of approximately 60 girls, the lady who runs the home is described as self-less and amazing.  She recues girls from the sides of the roads, garbage bins, fields and some leave their unwanted baby girls in the provided cradle.  After speaking with the orphanage I launched my “Save A Girl,” campaign, a social media campaign to help raise awareness on this issue as well as to collect personal care items and clothing for these girls.  It was a small step, but that step helped me heal on the inside.

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