A Destiny Rescue raid in partnership with Manila police in the Philippines has been featured on Australian TV network SBS’s current affairs show Dateline.
The Jogini are seen as the lowest of the low – a prostitute who receives no payment for the acts she’s compelled to engage in. Often dedicated at a young age, tradition dictates that a Jogini girl is not to be ‘used’ until she reaches puberty, then she can be anybody’s.
I remember one night I got a phone call from one of the boys, he was at a brothel and he was really desperate. He had a 13-year-old girl and there were heaps of guys who were trying to take the kid off him.