When a girl is given a necklace of red and white beads in India they have little if any idea of the significance. Up to a quarter of a million Dalit women and girls are dedicated to the goddess when they are young children. When they reach puberty they are forced into ritual slavery. This is their story. This is their reality.
Photographer: Rachel Robichaux
Music: Andrew Swarbrick
Find out how Dalit Freedom Network UK are working to bring freedom, hope and justice to Dalit women and girls - dfn.org.uk
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