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.
The film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.
AFTER THE SCREENING THERE WILL BE A DISCUSSION FEATURING:
- Dr. Rick Halperin, Chair, Department of Human Rights, Southern Methodist University; Chairman of the Board of Amnesty International USA, 2005-2007; Board member of Amnesty International USA from 2004-2010
- Reggie Littlejohn, Founder and President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
- Dr. Karisa Cloward, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Southern Methodist University
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