Pink Pagoda Girls is an organization dedicated to rescuing baby girls from gendercide in China. One of the harsh realities of the national policy of one child per family in the People’s Republic of China is the diminishing value of females. The national policy of one child per couple plus the traditional place of the first born male as the provider for parents in their old age leaves many couples with a dilemma of what to do if their child is a girl. Some make the tragic decision to end...
Pink Pagoda Girls is raising the awareness among girls and young women in the West concerning the plight of baby girls in China. In turn, they are able to enroll people in their communities, and other girls and young women in this errand of mercy. Our focus is girls helping girls, one for one…
Here, we provide information for girls, young ladies, and women to use in enlightening others in their communities in this cause. As the world grows smaller, more and younger girls learn about...
Our goal is to raise one billion dollars to rescue one million girls over the next ten years. This may seem to be aiming fairly high, but given the resources available and what we have achieved to date, we have faith that this goal can be met!
To date, The Pink Pagoda, the organization that grew out of this, is credited with saving the lives of 48,000 Chinese girls. Its story is chronicled in Dr. Garrow’s book, The Pink Pagoda: One Man’s quest to End Gendercide in China. The...
In The Pink Pagoda, Dr. James Garrow tells two stories: his personal involvement in helping rescue more than 36,000 Chinese baby girls from death, and the tragic story of a widely used and malicious cultural practice that crosses borders and spans centuries.
Transitioning from reluctant participant in an off-the-books adoption program to a visible champion for the rights of these babies whose parents wished to “set them aside,” Garrow’s story parallels our own. Most Westerners are only vaguely aware of the extent to which China’s one-baby-per-household restriction has played out in that country and around the world and what they can do to stop it.
The following is an email that Dr. Garrow recently received from artist Chuck Strantz
"China ’s Forgotten Daughters, Our Sisters" Click on image for full size view.
I am currently reading the book, The Pink Pagoda, a book about the harsh realities of the national policy of one child per family in the Peoples Republic of China and the diminishing value of females. Countless females are cast aside (killed) in some of the poorer districts of China.
Visit www.pinkpagoda.org for more info.
Dr. Garrow’s book gave me the inspiration on a recent painting I completed just days ago, for an art auction benefiting an orphanage in Yei, South Sudan.
I had this old lid off a shipping crate possibly from China that became the substrate the painting is on.
The title is China ’s forgotten daughters, our sisters
The benefit auction is www.artfortheheartofafrica.org