What is Gendercide?
Gendercide is the silent elimination of females, young and old, through sex-selective abortion, infanticide, gross neglect, and for older women, lack of access to food and shelter. Today, there are 117 million women and girls missing in the world. More FAQs
AWARENESS – through community presentations, local and online media.
Partnering with Half the Sky
Half the Sky highlights the role of organizations that offer education, microloans, and maternal healthcare in transforming women's lives.
Essay Contest (Deadline January 15)
There is a Chinese proverb that states, “Women hold up half the sky.” This understanding of the equal importance for society of both genders seems clear, yet discrimination and the devaluation of females sadly continues to persist in heartbreaking ways around the globe. The Gendercide Awareness Project believes that we can collectively help to promote equal rights and opportunities for all girls and women by focusing efforts on education, health care and micro-credit (small business loans). We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas expressed in this year’s essay contest.
Essay Theme: Standing Up for Girls and Women
Describe one woman who has been the most influential in your life. What has she done to impact or help shape the person that you are today? What have you learned from this person that you feel will help you achieve your goals?
Open to students in 9-12 grades. Deadline is January 15, 2014. First prize award of $100 Amazon gift card. Click HERE for more details about the essay contest.
This Holiday, Honor A Woman in Your Life