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WRWF’s Reggie Littlejohn Advocates against Gendercide and forced abortion at United Nations

by | Mar 7, 2013

Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

NEW YORK– Women’s Rights Without Frontiers President Reggie Littlejohn will be speaking four times this week at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  The UNCSW is a global policy-making body dedicated to the advancement of gender equality.

“WRWF’s work hits the center of the focus of this year’s Conference:  the elimination of violence against women and girls,” Littlejohn stated. “The coercive enforcement of China’s One Child Policy causes more violence against women and girls than any other official policy on earth, and any other official policy in the history of the world.  Forced abortion – up to the ninth month of pregnancy — is official government rape.  Forced sterilization and infanticide are crimes against humanity.”

The preference for sons in China, Littlejohn continued, “has encouraged gendercide (the selective abortion of girls).  Now, there are 37 million more men than women living in China today.  This gender imbalance drives human trafficking and sexual slavery.  And China has the highest female suicide rate of any country in the world.  This is the true war against women.

She concluded, “We call upon China’s incoming president, Xi Jinping, immediately to abandon all coercive population control and to end this bloody reign of terror.”

WRWF’s first three presentations were to standing-room only and overflow crowds.  At two of these events, WRWF screened “It’s a Girl,” a powerful new documentary about gendercide and forced abortion in China and India.  WRWF will screen the film again on Saturday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m., on the 10thFloor of the United Nations Church Center.  This screening is open to the public.

Littlejohn also spoke about WRWF’s “Save a Girl” Campaign, in which fieldworkers identify women pregnant with girls and encourage them not to abort or abandon their daughters.  WRWF then gives these women a monthly stipend for a year, to help support these girls.

“We are saving lives and ending gendercide, one baby girl at a time,” Littlejohn stated.  “It is astonishing how little it takes to save a life in China.  We need support to expand this highly effective campaign.”

Learn more about the “Save a Girl” Campaign

Learn more about the “It’s a Girl” film.

Categories: United Nations