INDIA – the world’s oldest, largest, continuous civilization has the second largest pool of Scientists and Engineers in the world. Yoga has its origins in India, as well as martial arts and chess. The Taj Mahal stands as a monument to true love.
Guess what is missing in India? Two million females! 12% disappear at birth, 25% in childhood, 18% at reproductive age and 45% at older ages. Women in India die from “injuries” that often reveal violence toward them. Fire-related injuries rank high on the list of cause of death. It is estimated that 12 million baby girls have been aborted leading to a dramatic gender imbalance of 900 girls counted to 1,000 boys.
India has been declared the worst place in the world to be a woman in a poll consulting gender specialists around the world. “In India, women and girls continue to be sold as chattels, married off as young as 10, burned alive as a result of dowry-related disputes and young girls exploited and abused as domestic slave labor,” said Gulshun Rehman, Health Program Development Adviser at Save the Children UK, who was one of those polled.
In many Indian families, girls are viewed as burdens – not as the family-stabilizing, well-being-creating sissy that we are blessed to enjoy. Prayers are said, promises made, fasts observed in an effort to avoid the plague upon the family – a daughter.
If there is a brother in the family, there will be no sissy bonding. The girl’s emotional, nutritional and educational needs will come a distant second to the needs of the male child.
Recent news out of India about the increasing attacks on women has alerted the world to their plight. Our virtual sisterhood has been challenged to savor the ordinary – to embrace the everyday simplicity of a life well lived. How tragic that in too many places in the world, especially India, the stark reality for women everyday is one of fear, deprivation and lack of hope.
callmesister.com has learned about a non-profit who not only sees the plight of women in India, but is on the ground helping women. How? With the gift of education. We hope you will join us.
Sister India supports classes that have already helped over 500,000 people. The most neglected people on this earth are given income-generating skills they need to forge a new future for their families. 80% of students graduate with a fifth-grade level of reading, writing and math.
This is an exciting opportunity.
We are looking for 30 women who will give $25*. The literacy course is only $30 a year per student! As of this writing, donations are being doubled so currently when you give $25 you are giving 2 students a seat in the class. Every donation will make a difference!! If you can give $5, $15 or $100, your donation will be matched!
Would you join us? Let’s reach out to our sisters in India.
Call Me Sister TEAM site for Sister India > > > click here to change her life with a one-time donation of $25