The Jogini are seen as the lowest of the low – a prostitute who receives no payment for the acts she’s compelled to engage in. Often dedicated at a young age, tradition dictates that a Jogini girl is not to be ‘used’ until she reaches puberty, then she can be anybody’s.
Many of our girls have never been shown kindness, appreciation or love but with the right support they can overcome their grief and trauma. One of the tools we use to help them are our very popular Teddy Bear Kits.
At a high-level UN meeting this week UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made perhaps his boldest statement to date in the fight against human trafficking.
A large part of what we do involves removing the veil of lies from each child we rescue and help them to see that they are more, far more, than their bodies, that they have value beyond measure and they are worthy of love.