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.
At a high-level UN meeting this week UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made perhaps his boldest statement to date in the fight against human trafficking.