Events

We invite you to join us

Devya* is 20 years old and the eldest of three girls whose grandmother was a Jogini. She has a powerful story to share of a life transformed.

In August 2018, Devya will be joining us for a series of events throughout Australia and New Zealand. She will be sharing her inspirational story, discussing the plight of Jogini women and girls, and providing us with an opportunity to help many others waiting to have their hope and dignity restored.

We want to see more girls rescued from the Jogini practice, and more women liberated and empowered.

Please join us for a very special evening of delicious food and good company whilst hearing about new developments in our Jogini Project!   

There is no charge to attend, however an opportunity to partner with the work will be provided during the event. Bookings are essential.  Click here to RSVP for all dinners. See our Facebook page for more information.

August Event Dates:

Friday 17th – Brisbane: Michael’s Oriental Restaurant
223 Padstow Road, Eight Mile Plains
6:30pm for a 7pm start. RSVP by Tuesday 14th August.   

Saturday 18th – Sunshine Coast: Oaks Oasis Resort
Cnr of Landsborough Parade and North Street, Caloundra
6:30pm for a 7pm start. RSVP by Wednesday 15th August.

Monday 20th – Sydney: Abhi Indian Restaurant
163 Concord Road, Strathfield
7pm for 7:30pm start.RSVP by Wednesday 15th August. 

Tuesday 21st – Sydney: Ladies High Tea
“The Bridge” Unit 4/67-71 Jersey Street, Hornsby
10am – 12pm.  RSVP by Wednesday 15th August.

Wednesday 22nd – Sydney: Hornsby Chinese Seafood Restaurant 
2A Dural Street, Hornsby
7pm for 7:30pm start. RSVP by Thursday 16th August.

Friday 24th – Melbourne: The Beau Monde International
934 – 938 Doncaster Road, Doncaster East
7pm for 7:30pm start. RSVP by Tuesday 21st August.

Saturday 25th – Bendigo: Brunch at Holy Trinity
14 Keck Street, Flora Hill.
10am – 11:30am. RSVP by Wednesday 22nd August.

Saturday 25th – Adelaide: Hilton Hotel
233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
7:30pm start. RSVP by Wednesday 22nd August.

Tuesday 28th – Wellington: LifePoint Church
61 Hopper Street, Mount Cook
6:30pm for 7pm start. RSVP by Thursday 23rd August.

Thursday 30th – Tauranga: Daniels in the Park
Memorial Park 53 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga South. 
6:30pm for a 7pm start. RSVP by Monday 27th August.

Friday 31st – Auckland: Ellen Melville Centre
1 Freyberg Place, Auckland
7pm for a 7:30pm start. RSVP by Tuesday 28th August.

*Not her real name

For over 2,000 years, young girls have been dedicated to the goddess Yellamma as part of the Jogini practice in parts of India. Girls are ‘married’ to the deity without consent. A Joginis’ duty is to provide sexual favours to men of the village.

The Jogini system is ritualised, systemic, sexual abuse.

We are empowering these women with the goal of seeing the system dismantled.