Dignity Freedom Network is group of Australian and New Zealanders who care for oppressed people in South Asia.
Their goal is to free marginalised communities through education, healthcare and empowerment. Hope for the Jogini Girls, the annual dinner, is on this Friday the 17th September. It will be a special evening to hear stories of hope restoration and interviews from the team in India. Kate the CEO of Dignity Freedom Network, joined Bec and Jeziel to tell us more about this cause.
The Jogini practice has seen thousands of young girls dedicated to the temple goddess and trapped in a life of sexual abuse. Their suffering is hidden by a veil of culture and religious tradition. “We intervene with this dedication and bring these girls out of this situation.” DFN aim to prevent these dedication and empower young women to leave the practice. In India the second wave of Covid has made a devastating impact especially on the poor. Not only did lockdowns stripped household income, but it also increased domestic abuse and human trafficking. “It’s not just Covid itself and the disease. It’s also the social impact that is has.”
To find out more information you can call 1800 949 774 e-mail [email protected] or visit their website. Listen to the full chat below.