We are taking action. You can learn more from the Executive Director of Sister India in her message below “Hope for India’s Girls – Bringing Them Life”; but know that callmesister.com is raising $600 to give 20 women the opportunity for a life-changing education. $30 will pay for them to attend class for one year. They will be learning reading, writing, math and that they are important! Their daughters do not need to be sold or discarded. We can encourage our sisters in India that we care about their circumstances.
We are serious about this! Now through October 30, Call Me Sister will be matching any donation up to $300.
Will you join us? $15 will sponsor one student for one year with our match. Give and we will match any donation up to $300 until October 30.
“It is only when Indian mothers begin to understand their own significance, that they will be able to empower their own daughters to live and to thrive!” ~ Executive Director Sister India
Hope for India’s Girls
Bringing Them Life
UNICEF recently released wonderful news for the young children of our world! Since 1990, deaths in children under 5 years old have been cut in half. Indian girls, however, have little to celebrate. India is the only country in the world where baby girls consistently die at a higher rate than boys. This was true in 1990, and UNICEF numbers reveal that it is equally true in 2015.
The picture comes into starker perspective when you consider that there are many more baby boys born in India than baby girls. Unborn Indian girls are aborted at an alarmingly high rate. These numbers reveal a heartbreaking reality: If a girl in India manages to be born at all, she stands a much higher chance of dying before she reaches the age of 6. Why? The Indian newspapers chalk it up to gross neglect, and this must be true, but there is also evidence that young girls are killed by their own families and mothers to remove their perceived burden to the remaining family members. It is difficult for us in the west to even wrap our hearts and minds around.
How can we help? Although there are laws in India against the tragedies facing her girls, the numbers reveal that they have not made a dent in the problem. We believe there is a better way.
We must begin to change the cultural attitudes in India, that say girls are a burden, and that say women are worth less than men. Nothing less will make a difference.
It is only when Indian mothers begin to understand their own significance, that they will be able to empower their own daughters to live and to thrive! In addition to teaching the students how to read, write and lift their families out of poverty, Sister India’s classes teach the students that as women and girls they are valuable. Their value is grounded on the solid rock of God’s unchanging love for women as equals with men.