Now is the time. This is our legacy. This is not an obligation but an opportunity!
There is a Chinese proverb that says, “Women hold up half the sky.” If that is the case then sadly, “The sky is falling!”
Conservative estimates state that over 60 million girls and women who should be alive are “missing” from our world because of violence and other gender discrimination.
In China, 39 thousand baby girls die every year because parents do not give them the same medical care as baby boys receive in their first year of life.
In India, a “bride burning”, to punish a woman for an inadequate dowry or to eliminate her so he can remarry, takes place once every two hours.
Atrocities against women rarely are reported and even more rarely make the news.
When 5 thousand women and girls, in Pakistan, were doused in kerosene and set fire in front of their families because of a perceived disobedience, it didn’t make the news.
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