Connecting local responses around the world
The Global Walk for India's Missing Girls' is a march organized by people all over the world to protest against female foeticide and infanticide, the worst genocide in India's history. In March 2010 , over a 1000 people walked in San Francisco, Delhi, Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Pondicherry, Kuwait and Melbourne.
In India over the last 20 years, 10 million girls have been killed by their parents, either before or immediately after birth because they consider daughters a burden.
Why are these horrific crimes against women being ignored? Where is the public outcry? Where is the media attention?
The next Global Walk for India's Missing Girls will be held in March 2011, on the occasion of International Women's Day and is aimed at creating awareness and spurring action in the Indian and the International communities.The Walk will take place in San Francisco, Mumbai, Delhi, Jamshedpur, Pondicherry , Melbourne ( Australia), and Kampala (Uganda).
Walk for India's Missing Girls is founded by the documentary film team 'Petals In The Dust: India's Missing Girls' - www.petalsinthedust.com.
We hope through the walk and our film to create awareness globally, of the elimination of India's girls.
Please join us in large numbers to make this event a success. The organizers of the March in various cities and countries are-
-Abhitej Singh - Chandigarh
Beaula Knauf - Goa
Deepu Thomas - Pondicherry
Isaac Farias - Washington D.C
Jackie Colaco- Bangalore
Kashmir Singh- Toronto
Dr.Mitu Khosla, Dr. Ash Pachauri and Bijayalakshmi Nanda - Delhi
Ravneet Kaur- Melbourne
Nyna Pais-Caputi- San Francisco
Please Join us and also help us spread the word. If someone wants to organize the walk in their city , you are most welcome to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com