Women’s Rights Without Frontiers wishes 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 her? If so, here is a creative way to let her know you care!
For the month of November, you can help “Save a Girl” by “thanking a girl” – more info below!
Isn’t this baby girl just precious?
She has the face of a sleeping angel. A mother couldn’t help but want to show off a beautiful daughter like this to her neighborhood, let alone the whole world.
Unless the mother had to hide her, because her baby girl was “illegal.”
Meet Ai Mei. Loved as she is by her parents, she is despised by her government.
Why? Because her parents lacked the birth permit required by Chinese law in order to conceive and give birth to a child. As a result, Ai Mei is considered an “illegal baby” – her very existence breaks the law! — though born in China to Chinese parents. Had her mother’s pregnancy been discovered prior to delivery, she would have been subjected to a forced abortion unless she could pay the fine. Hardly a “fine” by the American standards of a parking ticket, this crushing bill can total up to ten times a person’s annual salary. Since many families like Ai Mei’s are already poor, they cannot afford to pay the hefty toll, so they pay a different one – a life of hiding in fear of the Family Planning Police. Already, Ai Mei’s parents live in a house that had been abandoned for more than eight years. It has no electricity or gas. They keep the gate closed, so one knows that anyone lives there. Often, this constant stress and financial strain can lead a family to do the unthinkable – to give away or to abandon their baby girl.
Thankfully, a trusted Women’s Rights Without Frontiers fieldworker learned about the family’s plight and told them about our “Save a Girl” program. She told them we provide a monthly stipend to families to empower them to keep their girl. In the midst of their woe, the parents were grateful to know that someone else valued their daughter and the risks they were taking to raise her.
Don’t believe China’s lies; the new two-child policy is still coercive population control
Don’t think for a moment that China’s two-child policy will change anything. If China was truly concerned about its demographic situation, why have any birth limit? Coercive population control is alive and strong as ever and birth permits are required just as they were before. Sadly, there will be countless more families like Ai Mei’s facing pressures to abort or to abandon – but there could be fewer if we had your help.
This Thanksgiving, will you help “Save a Girl” by giving thanks for yours?
Maybe you can’t wrap your girl in a pink blanket anymore, but you can wrap her in words of gratitude!
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 her 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 Ai Mei? So far, we have saved 200 girls, and yet there are millions more 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.
Learn more about how you can help to save girls here:
For $25 per month, or $300 per year, our GirlSavers have helped WRWF save at-risk babies in China, babies like Ai Mei, who may not be alive 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.
YES, I WANT TO HELP END GENDERCIDE AND FORCED ABORTION IN CHINA!
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!