The mission of All Girls Allowed is to restore life, value, and dignity to girls and mothers, and to reveal the injustice of China's One-Child Policy.
Since 1980, the implementation of China’s One-Child Policy has led to female gendercide, abandonment of daughters, human trafficking and violations of women’s reproductive rights. Through education, advocacy, strategic partnerships, and legal defense, All Girls Allowed strives to:
- Mobilize the global community to advocate against the cruel methods used to enforce the One-Child Policy;
- Educate families against gender-based pregnancy termination by easing the burden of having a baby girl with monthly stipends and a baby shower gift of clothes and food;
- Provide legal defense and asylum counseling to mothers who are in danger of forced pregnancy termination or involuntary sterilization;
- Support abandoned children, the vast majority of whom are girls, by raising funds for orphanages; and
- Reunite trafficked women and children with their families.
All Girls Allowed is an initiative of the Jenzabar Foundation, Inc.
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More specifically, through this organization, a sum of only $240 a year can save the life of a girl--from gendercide, forced abortion, abandonment, child trafficking, etc. Only $20 a month provides enough for her basic needs (as the website states, that's less than most of us pay when we eat out).
Take a moment to visit the organization's website--even if you don't end up donating, it's worth it simply to educate and inform yourself about the very real injustices and inequities affecting these mothers and their daughters in China.
If you happen to be an adoptive parent who has adopted from China or a prospective adoptive parent, no matter how difficult it may be for you to read about and expose yourself to these harsh truths and realities, keep in mind that you are not the one who is having to live them.