Reflections on Working With Ending Gendercide

This blog was originally posted on March 9, 2015. I vividly remember the first time I heard about gendercide. I sat in a church service in Cambridge, UK, and our pastor showed us a clip from ‘It’s A Girl’, an excellent and powerful documentary highlighting the issue of gendercide in India and China. The stories described broke my heart as I was hit by the horror that we could devalue our girls to such an extent; however, the thing that most surprised me was the fact that I had not heard of this issue before. How was it possible that 200 million missing girls could go unnoticed by us in the UK? That’s about 3 million a year, double the amount of people that died from [...]

By | 2016-07-18T05:30:42+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Categories: Ending Gendercide|Tags: , |

Reflections on Working With Ending Gendercide

I vividly remember the first time I heard about Gendercide. I sat in a church service in Cambridge, UK, our pastor showed us a clip from ‘It’s A Girl’, an excellent and powerful documentary highlighting the issue of Gendercide in India and China. The stories described broke my heart as I was hit by the horror that we could de-value our girls to such an extent; however, the thing that most surprised me was the fact that I had not heard of this issue before. How was it possible that 200 million missing girls could go unnoticed by us in the UK? That’s about 3 million a year, double the amount of people that died from AIDS in 2013 [1]. How could news about something of [...]

By | 2015-03-09T05:30:34+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Categories: Ending Gendercide|Tags: , |

What Will it Take to Bring Transformation?

I’ve seen transformation – communities completely move out of poverty. Physical, spiritual, social and mental transformation. The story is here, and more are here. If there is anything my years have taught me it’s that God is able. God is able to do far beyond what we could hope and imagine. Often, while I am still scrambling to work out what to do, God has already solved the problem. I can assure you, prayer and fasting are powerful weapons in the war against poverty, oppression and injustice. […]

By | 2017-09-05T20:08:23+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Categories: Ending Gendercide, Pray, Programs, From the Directors|Tags: , , |

Ending Gendercide: What We Are Doing

I spent the past two weeks in India eating curry, exploring, and talking with our program leaders. During my time there I made several observations. Many of them revolved around the realization that I wasn’t seeing very many women. On the metro, in shops, at the hotel… there were men everywhere doing the cooking, cleaning, driving, building and every other job that took place in public…but very few women. I sat down with some of the Ending Gendercide team members to talk about gender discrimination in India and how they are working to change worldviews. […]

By | 2014-03-12T05:30:29+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Categories: Ending Gendercide|Tags: , |

Understanding Gendercide

Last week I was talking with one of our leaders in India and he said something powerful. He said, “From the womb to the tomb girls in India face discrimination.” Often they are victims of gendercide- the systematic killing of members of a specific sex. In India, there is an estimated 940 girls for every 1000 boys. Across the entire population of India this means there are approximately 60,000,000 missing girls. This statistic is worrisome to say the least. The discrimination has even gone so far as to rank India amongst the five most dangerous places on earth to be a woman. […]

By | 2014-03-10T05:30:57+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Categories: Learn and Apply|Tags: , |
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