In India alone, 200 young girls are sold into sexual slavery each day. It's estimated that 80% are sold by their own families. Dignata offers practical means and renewed hope to women rescued from sex trafficking and teens at high risk of being exploited.
Dignata offers young women in India, at high risk of exploitation, training to develop skills in jewelry-making. Each young woman works in a safe, low stress environment, while receiving the love and support they need in their current shelter. They also receive support and camaraderie from working with one another. The young women receive a fair wage for the jewelry they make, which enables them to save for their transition back into society once they depart from the shelter. Dignata sells this handmade jewelry in the U.S. as a means to raise awareness and funds to break the cycle of exploitation and hopelessness in the lives of these young women. You can help put an end to human trafficking by donating to this project.
Dignata works in connection with Good Shepherd Homes which provides shelter and care for some of the teen girls involved in the jewelry making.
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Find out more information about Good Shepherd Homes that this jewellery project supports.