“I trusted that man who showed compassion and promised me a bright future and good salaried job.” Saachi* shared about her trafficker. How did FEBC’s radio program save the mother of two from a lifetime of sex slavery?
The Siddhis of a southern Indian state are a unique community. Descended from Bantu peoples in Southeast Africa, they were brought to the Indian subcontinent as slaves. That slavery past is gone and the Siddhis have assimilated into Indian society. But because they still have distinct African features, they are often seen as outsiders and alienated. But God hasn’t forgotten them.
Did you know that Mother’s Day is only a recent celebration in India (less than a decade), and is seen as a foreign festival adopted into the country! Mothers and ‘girl children’ are often objectified and controlled by male patriarchy. FEBC is helping to change mindsets.