Monday, December 7, 2015

A Baby Girl is Nothing to Celebrate (A GFA Blog)

Can you imagine a new baby girl being unwanted for the very fact that she is a girl? Sadly, this is a common reality for many girls in South Asia. In this story, Mayuri and her daughter represent thousands of women in similar situations in Asia.

When a baby girl is born, an immediate mark is placed on the child. Not a visible mark. Not yet. That comes later in the form of a red dot in the middle of the forehead. Instead, when the little girl is born, a cultural mark is affixed to her the moment she takes in her first breath. Born in many other nations, she would be educated, challenged to be all she can be, and given as many opportunities as possible.

However, in India, she has little to celebrate with this thing we call "life."

Come read Mayuri's story.

Thank you.