Co-founder and President of the Invisible Girl Project Brad McElya will serve as a panelist at our upcoming screening of the documentary film Girl Rising on Sept. 26. Click HERE for trailer and information.
Brad and his wife Jill McElya (the other co-founder of the Invisible Girl Project) describe the organization this way:
Invisible Girl Project seeks four tangible outcomes on behalf of the girls we serve:
- RESCUE: IGP’s goal is to save the lives of potential victims of gendercide—unwanted female babies and vulnerable young girls.
- JUSTICE: IGP pursues justice through its local staff and Indian partners in the local justice systems, to hold perpetrators accountable for their illegal discrimination. IGP believes that accountability leads to deterrence, making potential perpetrators less likely to commit the act when they see the justice system at work.
- VICTIM CARE: IGP’s trusted local partners ensure safe, healthy living environments for rescued girls, responding to the complex emotional and physical needs of the little girls who are either rescued and living in an orphanage, or those girls with families who are still in-tact.
- EMPOWERMENT: IGP and its partners teach girls and families that girls are as valuable as boys, providing an education to all rescued girls and local families that girls’ rights are human rights. IGP further ensures that each of its rescued girls receives a quality education or training in a trade, so that she may be empowered to provide for herself and her own family in her future.