Twelve Finney girls attended

"A Call to Freedom," a conference on human trafficking at Roberts Wesleyan College (March 2015).   Each student shared one thing they did to help stop human trafficking.

Resources

Link to BBC documentary on India's missing girls:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ua-SZ1_GeY
Link to Gendercide Statistics:  http://www.allgirlsallowed.org/gendercide-china-statistics
Link to It's a Girl movie trailer (film must be purchased):   http://www.itsagrlmovie.com
Recommended book:  The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and Girls,
    Dr. Elizabeth Gerhardt,  Available at Amazon.com

Awareness Videos

    Unmarked Graves                             Indian Tears                        Manifest Evil                      Story Time

"Missing the Missing" 

Project Compassion's Anti-Gendercide Campaign 

 

What is gendercide?   Literally, gendercide is the deliberate extermination of a specific sex.  Project Compassion is determined to raise awareness of the gendercide directed at females.  In this respect, gendercide has been defined as "the silent elimination of females, young and old, through sex-selective abortion, infanticide, gross neglect, and for older women, lack of access to food and shelter" (gendap.org).    In May of 2014, over 20 students gathered in my classroom to watch a documentary called, "It's A Girl," an eye-opening, and heart-rending film about gendercide in China and India.  Almost all of us believed that we needed to do something greater than just cry and pray and move on with our lives.  We met again the following week and decided upon Our Act of Compassion--produce short videos aimed at increasing awareness of gendercide and letting anti-gendercide activists in India,China, and elsewhere,  know that a group of Christian teenagers at The Charles Finney School have joined their campaign.   Our first video-"Unmarked Graves"was released on August 9, 2014.   Why "Missing the Missing"?   First, according to a U.N. estimate,  there are as many as 200,000,000 missing females due to to gendercide.  Second, we have compassion for the missing.  We know they are missing, and in our hearts, we miss them.