Sunday, February 12, 2012

It's a Girl.

"Female infanticide is the intentional killing of baby girls due to the preference for male babies and from the low value associated with the birth of females." (Marina Porras, "Female Infanticide and Foeticide".)

Armenia's rates of gender selective abortions are only second to China.

Outside of Armenia, it's happening in places like China, India, Azerbaijan, Georgia, etc.

"It's a Girl. The three deadliest words in the world."
Let us stop killing our daughters.

Friday, February 10, 2012

GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) is a girl's leadership and empowerment project in Armenia put on by Stepanavan Youth Center (SYC) and Peace Corps Volunteers. Girls ages 13-16 from all regions of Armenia participate in this program. It starts with a 7 day residential summer school where approximately 50 girls learn about health, gender issues, human rights, etc and develop skills like team building, confidence, public speaking, and leadership. Following summer school, many girls organize educational projects in their own community and write articles about them for the GLOW bi-annual newsletter. SYC also hosts follow up educational seminars in some of the girls' communities. This year will mark the 5th successful year of GLOW and what better way to celebrate then donating to this project. Donations go towards things like housing, food, printed materials, transportation, etc.
Listed below is the link if you are considering giving a tax deductible donation. Just copy and paste into your web browser:

To check out the GLOW blog and learn more about the project, visit:

Thanks for your support!