Hope for the Jogini Girls Dinner 2021

For over 2,000 years, girls have been dedicated to a deity, and thereafter trapped in horrific systemic abuse. Our goal is to prevent dedications of little girls and to empower entrapped women to find freedom and hope.

You are invited to our annual "Hope for the Jogini Girls" dinners to hear inspiring stories of transformation. Additionally we will share how our COVID response is restoring hope to vulnerable communities.

Dinners will once more be live-streamed and interactive; and enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, with guests where permitted.

To participate you will need internet access and a device (phone or computer) to connect to a TV screen.

Note: these are not Zoom meetings, they are live-streamed events including interviews with the team in India, updates on our COVID response, greetings from the Shelter girls, and an online auction.

Special guest: Silvie Paladino

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Silvie Paladino is one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers, well known to Australian audiences for her roles in Les Misérables, Mama Mia!, Cats, and television appearances including Carols by Candlelight. Silvie will share one of her favourite songs.

Register for your preferred event

This year we will host 3 dinners, in 3 time zones:

Registrations are essential to receive login codes, links are above. Resources and support will be provided to ensure a memorable evening.


Thank you for your interest in joining our 2021 'Hope for the Jogini Girls' dinners. Below are resources for you to download that will help you enjoy your evening. If you have any questions, please email us.


Check to see if your question is addressed here. If it isn't, just email us:
Australia: [email protected]
New Zealand: [email protected]


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Online Auction: East Coast Only

Our online auction will only be held during the East Coast dinner, a treat for guests in lockdown! Bidding will take place during the program in the chat room using associated codes. Items include:

  • Honey Hamper (HH)
  • Soap Hamper (SH)
  • George Verwer Global Jacket (GJ)
  • Handcrafted jewellery, items sold separately:
    • Red Earrings (J1)
    • Green Earrings (J2)
    • Green & gold Necklace / Earring set (J3)
    • Peach & white Necklace / Earring set (J4)
    • Silver & white Necklace / Earring set (J5)
  • Dozen bottles of red wine (RW)
  • Hand crafted Bomber Jacket (BJ)
  • $200 gift voucher IIKOS homewares (IK)

Gourmet Honey Hamper: (HH)

Hamper includes:
500 Grams Ben’s Bees Local Raw Honey
240 Grams Vanilla Bean Honey
500 Grams Ben’s Bees Creamed Honey
240 Grams Macadamia Honey
2 Pure Beeswax Skep Candles
6 Pure Beeswax Tea Light Candles
Pure Beeswax Fern Motif Pattern Candle
Ben’s Bees Beeswax Wraps
2 Wooden Honey Dippers
Retail: $119.95

Boutique hamper packed with healthy, natural products: premium, raw organic honey and pure, ethically produced beeswax. All products manufactured in Australia by a small, family-owned business.
Donated by: Ben’s Bees

Beautiful Soap Hamper: (SH)

Hamper includes:

2 x Mum’s Soap (almond milk, pink clay and French white kaolin)
2 x Dad’s Soap (pine tar, goat’s milk, cocoa butter)
2 x Lavender and Goat’s Milk Bar
2 x Sea Salt Bar
2 x Teenage Bar
2 x Coffee Scrub

Natural, beautifully handcrafted soap, formulated for skin conditions such as eczema, acne, dry or sensitive skin.  All soaps are palm oil free and come in eco-friendly packaging. RRP: $183.00
Donated by:  Saponified Gentle Soaps+
Instagram: @Saponified_gentle_soaps


Bid for your very own iconic Global Jacket as worn by George Verwer. 
RRP: Priceless
Donated by George Verwer, OM Founder. 

HAND CRAFTED JEWELLERY: Codes vary, see above

Stunning handcrafted necklace and matching earring sets, and individual earrings. Silver pieces created from German silver.
Items auctioned individually. 
Donated by Indu with Jewellery


12 bottles of 2015 Burge Family Hipster
Barossa Valley Garnacha Tempranillo
courtesy of Oak Road Estate.
RRP: $220
Donated by Oak Road Estate: www.oakroadestate.com.au


The Bomber Jacket is an absolute favourite. Incredibly cosy and comfortable, made from vintage Indian Kantha Quilts. The Bomber is a timeless shape and fabric and features side pockets and lovely piping around the neck, with an elasticated waist. Fits size 8-14. Hand stitched by artisans in Jaipur, India.
Comes with silk-covered beads: Hand-made through vocational education projects supporting youths in Jaipur, India.
RRP $215

Donated by The Possibility Project: www.thepossibilityproject.com.au


$200 to spend at iikos design on beautiful homewares items of choice including candles, lamps, clocks, decorations and more.
Online or in store (Melbourne).
Donated by iikos Design www.iikosdesign.com

Hope for the Jogini Girls Dinner 2020

Thank you for supporting our 2020 ‘Hope for the Jogini Girls’ Dinners. This year our dinners were live-streamed and took place in three time zones, 3 East Coast (AEST); 1 West Coast (AWST) and 1 in New Zealand.

People joined from their homes or gathered in groups as permitted, enjoying Indian cuisine, and experiencing a ‘touch of India’. Music, recipes, decorations and resources were downloaded from the website.

Many reported that they enjoyed our virtual dinners MORE than our live events. Those living in regional areas expressed that they were delighted they could join in, as did those who avoid night-time outings. Feedback from those in lockdown was that this was an innovative and enjoyable alternative to Netflix!

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Funds raised supported the entire operations of our work in 80 villages for a year. THANK YOU to all who believed us when we said it was ‘not another Zoom’ meeting, who registered, invited guests, gave, and partnered with this work. If you missed out, we are producing a truncated version of approx. 40 minutes that you can share with others who have a heart for issues of injustice.

For information please email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Have more questions? Feel free to ask, get in touch and we will reply as soon as we can.

Let us know if you're interested

If you are interested in our 2021 dinners or would like information about our 40-minute 2020 dinner presentation, please contact us.

Have a Dinners Information Query? [email protected] / [email protected]