In some cultures boy children are perceived to have more value than girl children. In China where the one child policy exists, it is not uncommon for girl children to be killed or left on garbage dumps so the family can try to have a boy child. Richer families can have the child´s sex determined and then arrange an abortion if it is found to be a female child.
The sad reality is that in some places for whatever reasons it is dangerous to born female.
The time has come to act and do something to help raise the status of women in the Developing World.
Although one fund cannot solve all of the problems, we believe that the Donna McDermid Memorial Fund will make a small but significant step in the cause of raising the status of women and assisting the victims of sexual abuse.
Imagine the enormous good that will be done through your donation to the Donna McDermid Memorial Fund; as women become empowered through the DMMF grants scheme to live fulfilling lives in a safe environment. Imagine what it would mean to the victims of sexual abuse to be empowered to take the first few steps towards recovery and to start to rebuild their lives. Imagine young girls and older women being enabled to receive a better education, better access to medical services, and empowerment to have increased business opportunities so that they can provide for themselves and their families. Imagine once discarded little girls living safe and happy lives with certain futures.