You are invited to enjoy a unique Indian evening of food, culture and guest speakers from India to help raise funds for the Jogini girls of India.
Jogini girls are trapped in unimaginable ritualised sexual abuse. From as young as 5 or 6 they are dedicated to the temple goddess and after reaching puberty suffer immense physical and sexual abuse from men in their village, leaving them with sexual diseases, pregnancy, isolation and rejection from the rest of society.
Our aim is to support these girls with health care, counselling, raising awareness of the illegality of the system and education towards a career, independence and restored dignity.
Dalit Freedom Network Australia is working to bring an end to the ritual sex slavery of trapped Jogini girls.
Speaker: Jeeva Kumar – head of the Anti Human Trafficking work in India
Venue: Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre North Building 180 London Circuit CANBERRA CITY, Level 2
Date: Monday September 12th
Dress Code: Please wear a hint of India
RSVP: [email protected] or 1 800 949 774
Although this event is free, guests will be presented with the opportunity to make a difference by donating to the Jogini girls shelter.
This event is in Partnership with Fighting for Justice Foundation:
provides human rights advocacy, legal training, policy formation and parliamentary lobbying for organisations working with vulnerable women and children, particularly trafficked persons, refugees and vulnerable displaced persons.
Fighting for Justice Foundation seeks to have a parliamentary presence on behalf of NGOs and victims, with the purpose of encouraging legislative reform, and to train NGOs and law enforcement international human rights advocacy, law and corporate standards and to encourage the worth, value, dignity and respect of all women and children by empowering organisations to operate at their best professionally.
Fighting for justice Foundation also acknowledges the growing link between pornography, prostitution and human trafficking, and seeks to reduce the harmful effects of pornography by educating and advocating awareness of the reality of these links through – training, advocacy, lobbying and awareness campaigns.
Andrea Tokaji – the Founding Director of Fighting for Justice Foundation is an international human rights lawyer, advocate, lobbyist speaker and legal trainer, with almost 20 years experience working with vulnerable persons – nationally and internationally. Andrea is a PhD Candidate with Murdoch University – conducting research on human trafficking from an international human rights legal perspective.