Gender Rights Activists
SCM is raising funds for the many Afghan gender rights activists we are desperately trying move to safety. Many are in hiding in Afghanistan. Many are in Pakistan, and about 80 are vulnerable in a refugee facility in Abu Dhabi.
The group of about 80 women are at risk because they were either human rights defenders fighting for women’s equality or women leaders breaking into different sectors of Afghan life – from politics, to education, judicial positions etc. There are several female gender equality and LGBTQ+ activists as well as people involved in opening schools for girls or a history of anti-Taliban activity who were being hunted and were in hiding in Afghanistan.
Please help us help them with updating documentation, travel, and housing expenses as they work through the system to get to the US or Canada to begin new lives.