India’s Girls: The Endangered Gender
Nyna Pais Caputi, Producer and Director, Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls
Caputi describes how the age-old preference for sons in India, fueled by technological advances and a growing materialism, is leading to increased incidents of discrimination, violence and the eradication of millions of girls in that country. In regions where the sex ratios are skewed, female trafficking and bride buying run rampant. Caputi will address the reasons behind this phenomenon, the implications for India’s population and possible solutions.
MLF: Asia Pacific Affairs
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students
Program Organizer: Cynthia Miyashita