It is estimated that a specific system of abuse is practiced in approximately 3,000 villages. DFN currently are working in over 260 of these, but our goal is to expand. It costs $1,800 per year to support the work in 1 village.
In the villages where we have teams, we are seeing these women receiving support, healthcare and advocacy leading to many finding freedom and leaving the practice; fewer dedications of little girls; and the attitudes to the practice are changing in the community.
But there are still thousands of villages where we do not have a presence, more little girls being subjected to abuse, and thousands of women trapped in this abusive system.
We want to expand. We believe that we will reach a tipping point at which time the practice could actually come to a complete end.
Donate to help the work expand, so more women and girls are free to live a life of dignity.
The cost of working in each village is $1,800 per year per village. This covers:
A Community Village Leader (JVL) working intentionally in her own community
A Community Health Worker (CHW) working across 2 villages
An Area Co-ordinator managing the operations in 10 villages
A District Co-ordinator directing the work in 60 villages
A Mandal Co-ordinator / Field Manager overseeing the entire project
Various activities which underpin the effectiveness of this initiative
You can donate $1,800 to support the work in a village for an entire year; or join with family, friends, or as a group to support a village together. We would love to see more villages reaches, more little girls prevented from a lifetime of abuse, and more women discover freedom and have their dignity restored.