A blog written by our members about their experiences at community events.
Thanks to the World Affairs Council, JWAC students experienced an exclusive tour of the Gendercide Awareness Project's art exhibit and spoke with the founder, Beverly Hill. Ms. Behnisch, Chisara, and Lamisa saw the eye-opening and thought-provoking exhibit and were inspired by the work of the women and touched by the ramifications of what the exhibit represented.
Gendercide is the loss of female life worldwide due to sex-selective abortion, female infanticide, gross neglect of young girls, entirely preventable maternal death, and the inability of older women to access food and shelter.
The Gendercide Awareness Project works to end gendercide in three ways:
AWARENESS – through newspapers, radio, online media, film screenings, lectures, and presentations. To date they have reached 1.3 million people.
ACTION – This involves two initiatives.
ART – exhibit using 12,600 pairs of handmade baby booties, most of them made by at-risk women in developing countries. Each pair represents 10,000 missing women. Exhibit opened in Dallas from February 10-15, 2017. The art featured in the exhibit was created by local artists from around DFW.
Learn more by visiting the official website of the Gendercide Awareness Project.
Explore the pictures we took above as well as official pictures from the GAP! Watch the video below to walk through the exhibit yourself.
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