I watched the documentary. I cried the whole time, I was watching.
Andi there is a company that takes old saris and makes quilts, throws, purses and scarves. And they make jewelry at Christmas. Maybe your girls could do something like that? And they could sell on Etsy. I would buy something like that in a heartbeat. One Christmas I bought all fair trade gifts like that.
When you figure it out and start selling. Send me a link. I love to buy items like that.
Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 4/18/2014 (12:40)
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4/18/14 10:31 A
I've seen this documentary. It was very powerful. It's so amazing to me how poorly girls and women can be treated. It makes the problems we have here seem like nothing. The family I nanny for spends most of their summer each year in a small village that has several orphanages that are filled with girls. We raise money that provides the girls with food, clothes, and educational opportunities. It also goes toward helping the women learn a trade so that they are not forced into marriage as teens. The parents provide medical care and teach the girls how to care for themselves and about sexual and domestic violence. Last year we spent months trying to come up with something they could make and sell. They don't have electricity or running water, so it was an interesting experience trying to figure it out. But we all feel very strongly that these girls deserve something more than an abusive marriage to someone just so they can survive.
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9,837 4/17/14 10:48 P
Wow, that sounds powerful!!!
4/17/14 11:55 A
I haven't seen that, but I will watch it. I always think about how lucky I was to be born in America. And even then women are being trafficked in the US too
When I was senior in high school (the 70's) I was shocked to learn that there were countries that still treated women like property. Forty years later you hear that the practice continues. How can things like Female Genital Mutilation still exist in the modern world...and you think it could only happen in a 3rd World Country, until you find out in happened even in London and the doctor is pleading Not Guilty www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/15/fg m-first-suspects-charged-court
The way to fight things like this is education...and using tools like the internet where people can find out about things like this and speak out against them to a global audience.
Female Genital Mutilation is defined by the World Health Organization as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutil ation
Very sad, but very powerful. I had no idea things like this happened.
"The film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice."
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