New Life Fund
New Life Fund for Gender Rights Activists and LGBTQ+ Refugees
SCM constinues to support many leading LGBTQ, Gender Equality and Human Rights Advocates of Afghanistan who are either in hiding in Afghanistan or who have fled to neighboring Pakistan. Please help us get them to safety so they can continue their human rights work and educate and inspire the generation left behind. Help them keep the flame alive!
We help find them hiding places and pay for essential ID documents, travel and escape costs, monthly rent and food, as well as finding valuable sponsorship and referral opportunities to safe countries. We are always looking for Canadians who are willing to form a sponsor circle and privately sponsor them. For private sponsorship of an individual the circle must raise about $15,000.00 US. We have several families who the Taliban consider enemies because of their previous activism supporting the rights of women and girls. These are very brave women who led the Equal Rights movement under the previous government and heroically protested the Taliban when they took power. The Taliban hunted, tortured, and killed many of their family members. The matriarch of one of our families of 10 had 3 sons and a daughter murdered by the Taliban. Please help us find sponsors to save the remaining lives of this family. The circle must raise almost $100,000.00 for this one family. We have several families in similar need.
The cost of what you pay for one dinner in a moderate restaurant could pay the living expenses of a refugee for a few weeks. Give what you can. No donation is too small…they add up.