Dignity Freedom Network
DFN seeks the restoration of dignity and hope for the over 250 million Dalits (previously known as ‘untouchables’) of India, expressing Christ’s love through education, health-care and advocacy.
With over 4,000 churches, 104 English-medium schools with 26,000+ students, our ministries encompass health care, anti-human trafficking, and women’s empowerment.
Our desire is to end the abhorrent Jogini practice where little girls as young as 5 or 6 are dedicated to the temple goddess, and, after reaching puberty, are trapped in a life religiously sanctioned, ritualised sexual abuse.
Joginis suffer emotionally, socially, physically and mentally. They experience health issues, stigmatisation, marginalisation, exploitation and substance abuse. Over 57% have attempted suicide. We prevent dedications and provide hope and care to the Joginis.
Working with the Indian government, our goal is to see the complete eradication of the Jogini practice within the decade.
This one CAN end.
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