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  • Join Our Campaign

    DFN UK needs ordinary people like you to help us achieve extraordinary things. Become a Dalit Freedom Champion and help us by raising awareness or lobbying for change or fundraising or starting a Dalit Freedom Action Group. Read More
  • Our Mission

    Dalit Freedom Network UK is working to bring freedom, hope and justice to India's Dalits (Untouchables) by helping end Dalit trafficking and slavery. Almost half of all those people who are trafficked or in modern slavery around the world today are in India. Most are Dalits. Read More
  • Free A Dalit Child

    For only £15 a month you can sponsor the education of a Dalit boy or girl and help them escape from the cycle of poverty, discrimination and exploitation. Without our schools, between 30 and 40% of our pupils would be trafficked or in bonded labour. Read More
  • Help Make Fashion Traffik-Free

    The cotton in the clothes you buy may have been spun, dyed or woven by Dalit girls trafficked into cotton mills in south India. Dalit Freedom Network UK has teamed up with STOP THE TRAFFIK to address this. We need you to help Make Fashion Traffik-Free. Read More
  • Break The Chains

    Help DFN UK break the chains of ritual sex slavery in India by donating to our Jogini Prevention and Awareness project. When Dalit girls are dedicated as young children to be Joginis, they have no idea that when they reach puberty they will be forced into ritualised prostitution. Read More
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News Headlines

  • Help Make Fashion Traffik-Free: Ask #whomademyclothes? +

    Two years on from the Rana Plaza factory collapse where 1,129 people were killed, campaigners claim that very little has changed to improve conditions for workers within garment factories and across the whole fashion supply chain. Dalit Freedom Network UK is calling on supporters to mark Fashion Revolution Day by Read More
  • Joginis aspire to good health and access to employment +

    A three day gathering organised by Dalit Freedom Network UK’s Indian colleagues for many of the Joginis among whom they are working celebrated progress but also revealed the extent of the problems they face. It was an opportunity for 92 Joginis to get away from the pressures they face day-to-day Read More
  • Dalit women ‘Make It Happen’ for International Women’s Day +

    Dalit Freedom Network-supported LAMP groups across India have been marking International Women’s Day this month. While this year’s theme of ‘Make It Happen’ may have focused on significant achievements politically, socially and economically, for the thousands of poor and often uneducated women in these groups their grassroots achievements are no Read More
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Real Life Stories

  • Jayamma was only 7-years-old when she was dedicated as a Jogini, little realising she would be pregnant by 13 and be HIV positive by her 20s. Read More
  • Sunita was trafficked into domestic servitude at the age of 16, sexually abused by her trafficker and beaten by her employers. Read More
  • Dedicated as a Devadasi when only 8 years old, Yama was trafficked into a brothel as a ritual sex slave after reaching puberty. Read More
  • Manjula began work in the matchstick factory when she was four years old, her family trapped in bonded labour. Read More
  • When she was 18 years old, Premila's parents sold her to a Punjabi man to be his 'wife' only to be abused by him and his friends. Read More
  • Ruchika was given to a group of men to satisfy their sexual desires by village leaders who had pressured her family to dedicate her as a Devadasi. Read More
  • HIV/AIDS is an occupational hazard for ritual sex slaves like Shanti, but when her daughter dies from the disease her whole world falls apart. Read More
  • When Roshini, a Dalit girl, failed to earn enough as a rag picker on the city rubbish tip, her parents forced her into prostitution. Read More
  • Hema has been exploited in bonded labour since the age of ten, let down by her family and abused in the workplace. But now she has hope. Read More
  • Dedicated to be a Devadasi when only 6 years old, Malvika was desperate to escape from this ritual sex slavery. Read More
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Sponsor the education of a Dalit child to give them hope and opportunities to break free of exploitation.

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Your donations can help save young Dalit girls from ritual sex slavery through this groundbreaking project.

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The essential resource pack for Action Groups and Champions, packed full of ideas, info, stories and guides.

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What's happening around the UK featuring news from Dalit Freedom Action Groups and Champions.

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Parliamentary debates, questions, statements on issues related to Dalit trafficking and slavery in India

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