The Red Sea: "All Girls Allowed" by Gretchen Peterson

A handmade quilt project

 

Text reads: "All Girls Allowed - restoring life, value and dignity to girls and mothers, revealing the injustice of China's One-Child Policy"




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Although the birth of the girl didn’t please her father-in-law, Shen Hongmei was still happy.  Not only did she receive the monthly assistance from the Baby Shower Gift Program, but the talk of fellow villagers gave her encouragement.

 

“Give birth to a girl, get assistance. It’s great! Our neighbor who had a son was very jealous of us,” said Shen.

 

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Olga Stefatou, an incredible photographer who was based in Beijing until recently, has released her latest photo series spotlighting women who have suffered domestic violence.

 

Her interviewees range from very high-profile cases like Kim Lee to children of broken families due to abuse.  There's something really touching about the candid way that these women share their stories, and it reminds us why we're in this work to bring Jesus' healing power...

Feng WangBrookings-Tsinghua Center & Cai Yong, Fellow, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina

 

The Brookings Institution

September 24, 2010

 

Thirty years ago today, in what appeared as an open letter to members of the Communist Party and the Communist Youth League, the Chinese government announced publicly its “one child per couple” birth control...