In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed and abandoned and female foetuses are aborted, simply because they are female. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls in the world today have “disappeared” because of this so-called “gendercide”. This is rooted in traditions that go back centuries and are sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, allow the continuation of these brutal practices. Shot on location in India and China, It’s a Girl reveals the truth of the situation. It asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women. 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.
A panel discussion with Andrew Brown (Producer), Evan Grae Davis (Director), Hina Jilani (Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders) and Sabine Mandl (BIM) on the issue of “gendercide” will follow. This will be moderated by Anna Müller-Funk (BIM).
The event will take place in English
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