Women’s Rights Without Frontiers wishes you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! As you gather with your family to give thanks, is there a woman or girl in your life you’d like to thank – for just being herself? If so, here is a creative way to let her know you care!
For Thanksgiving, you can thank a girl by helping “Save a Girl” – more info below!
Meet “Baozhai.” Isn’t she just precious?
Her eyes are so full of life. A mother couldn’t help but want to show off a beautiful daughter like this . . .
Unless she was born in China and is a despised “second daughter.”
Loved as she is by her mother, Baozhai was hated by her grandmother on her father’s side.
Little Baozhai was just three months old when we learned of her desperate situation. With a sister who is two years old, Baozhai is a second daughter. Even under the new Two Child Policy, millions of couples who already have a daughter will abort or abandon (“give up”) a second daughter, because they want to try again for a son.
Baozhai’s parents have lived in a remote village in rural China for generations. Her grandmother on her father’s side has long suffered with epilepsy. Her condition worsened after Baozhai was born. The doctor told Baozhai’s grandmother that one reason for her deteriorating health was that she was unhappy. Baozhai’s mother said when the grandmother found out that the second baby was another girl, she cried like her heart would break. So instead of being celebrated, Baozhai was being blamed for her grandmother’s deteriorating health!
Baozhai’s grandmother pressured Baozhai’s mother to give up this second daughter (either give her away to a childless couple, or leave her in a field to die) so that she could have a third child sooner – hopefully, a boy. But Baozhai’s mother loves her. She has bravely refused to give up Baozhai, even though she is a second daughter.
But how? She had no money or means of support! The situation was desperate.
When Women’s Rights Without Frontiers found out about Baozhai’s situation, our undercover fieldworker knocked on the door of Baozhai’s home and gave her mother a message of hope. She told her, “Girls are as good as boys. Both of your daughters are precious and you have the right to keep your second daughter.”
Our fieldworker told Baozhai’s mother about our “Save a Girl” campaign. She told them we provide a monthly cash stipend for a full year to mothers to empower them to keep their daughters, especially second daughters. Baozhai’s mother is very grateful to receive this life-saving help when she did not have anywhere else to turn!
This Thanksgiving, will you give thanks for the Girl (or woman) in your life by helping “Save a Girl” in China?
What better way of expressing gratitude for the woman or girl in your life than by rescuing a woman and a girl in China?
Step 1: Donate $25 or more – the amount of money it takes to help support a girl saved in China for one month
Step 2: Indicate in the notes section of your donation the woman or girl you wish to honor, and her email address. We will send her a message to let her know you have given a donation in her honor to our “Save a Girl” Campaign.
Will you help us save women and girls in China? Become a “GirlSaver!”
Won’t you help us save more girls like Baozhai? We have saved hundreds of girls, and yet there are millions more like her who are being aborted or abandoned just because they are girls. Each one of these girls is infinitely precious. Please help us save them by donating to our “Save a Girl” Campaign.
For $25 per month, or $300 per year, our GirlSavers have helped WRWF save at-risk babies in China, babies like Baozhai, who may have died or who may have been separated from their mothers if one of our undercover fieldworkers had not met her mother and assured her that little girls are as special as boys. We put our money where our mouth is, offering practical assistance to empower these mothers to keep their daughters.
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Your donation enables Women’s Rights Without Frontiers to continue to be a voice for the voiceless women and children of China. This huge effort comes at a cost. We need your support. Please give as generously as you can. Every donation makes a difference!