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.