International Women’s Day is Sunday March 8th, and we are promoting an opportunity to raise funds to support more Jogini Village Leaders, and expand our reach.
A Jogini Village Leader is a woman who has left the illegal Jogini practice, received training, and returns to her community to prevent the dedications of vulnerable girls, and to assist other Joginis to leave the practice.
Just $250 supports a Jogini Village Leader for one year in one village.
This provides former Jogini women with paid and respectable work, restoring their dignity and empowering them to reach more women in more villages and prevent more little girls from being dedicated.
We currently have Jogini Village Leaders in 260 villages and need to continue to support them, while also expanding into more villages so more women are set free, and more little girls protected.
To do this, we need to raise more increments of $250.
Every $250 raised funds one Jogini Village Leader in one village for one year.
Between February 11th – March 17th, we are inviting groups and individuals to organise local fundraising events.
In 2019 an Auckland church ran a clothes swap, a Sydney group held a morning tea, others sewed cushion covers and various creative ways to raise funds. Some groups collected loose change over the weeks, while others simply donated online.
Follow DFN on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we will be profiling the needs, posting stories, updating the number of Jogini Village Leaders supported, and sharing the creative ways people are partnering with us.
Have some fun THIS month, and make a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable women and girls.