In many parts of the world, children and women do not have support systems or financial security because they lack education or an advocate. Unfortunately, this lack often leads to all forms of exploitation, including sexual exploitation. Children may quit school or not attend at all, they may be forced to beg in the streets or sort through trash for something to sell or eat. Young boys and girls might be coerced into becoming house servants or pick vegetables under the hot sun. Without protection, there is little hope of escape from these desperate circumstances.
But there is hope. With help from DFN’s loving and caring workers, vulnerable women and children receive all they need to secure a bright future – safety, counselling, education, skills training. You can promise to provide a future filled with dignity, freedom, and hope.
WHAT YOUR PROMISE DOES
You provide refuge and empowerment to girls and women vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. You give girls and their families the education and/or skills training they need to become economically self-reliant and equipped to build a bright future for themselves. You also support holistic programs such as counseling, healthcare, and legal support.
You make sure children can grow up safe and sound by giving families the resources they need to thrive through comprehensive initiatives aimed at changing risk factors inside communities. Our teams live and work in the communities they serve. They are committed to driving change and you enable them to walk alongside the most vulnerable in our world, offering whole care for the whole community.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Joining Promise provides initiatives that lift vulnerable children, women, and even men out of poverty. Members of Promise provide opportunities – such as education and skills training – that break the chains of injustice and discrimination. This is whole care for the whole community.
You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down: Nira’s Fight for Freedom
Born into a family of all sisters, Nira’s parents dedicated her to a life of ritualized prostitution, believing the gods and goddesses would bless them for their sacrifice to them. After dedication, enslaved girls live in their family’s village home where they are used for sex by anyone in the village. It’s sexual slavery and it’s horrific.