Gendercide is the deliberate, systematic destruction of a gender group - usually girls. Throughout South Asia, daughters are often considered a burden to be carried until they are old enough to marry. They bring no promise of wealth to the family; rather, their dowry and wedding will cost the family a great deal. Money spent keeping a girl well-fed, healthy and educated only benefits the future husband’s family - so it isn't done. This attitude results in the neglect, starvation, abandonment and murder of girl children and mistreatment of mothers. Those mothers who birth too many girls often end up on the street where social stigma keeps them isolated from anyone other than fellow abandoned mothers and the darker elements of society.
GenderSave exists to rescue these girls and give them life; to enable rejected mothers to keep and care for their daughters; to repair or rebuild families from the pieces left behind. Abandoned or unwanted girls are cared for at local affiliated orphanages where we ensure they are given medical attention, food, clothing, shelter and education. Rejected mothers are offered practical skills training or assistance in starting a micro-business so they can provide for themselves and their daughters. Where possible, we provide family counseling to strengthen or rebuild a family divided over the birth of a girl.
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Rescuing Children, Empowering Moms, Building Families
GenderSave exists to save India's daughters from female infanticide, feticide and all forms of sexual discrimination. By compiling a dedicated team of volunteers, donors, and professionals who passionately believe in adding worth to female lives in India, we WILL make a difference. Our programs work to empower India's women to ultimately establish themselves as valuable, equal and cherished human beings by their surrounding community and culture.