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Protect Against Gender-Based Violence!

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October 04, 2010

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BENEFITING: Tahirih Justice Center

EVENT DATE: Sep 22, 2010

HOURS PLEDGED: 300

Charlotte G

THE STORY:

"Mary" was born out of wedlock and raised by her grandparents. Due to her perceived illegitimacy, she was physically, emotionally, and, later, sexually abused. At age 10, she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). She objected to the practice and refused to participate in further rites and classes required for acceptance in her village. Mary’s family had arranged a marriage for her with a man who already had four wives. Because of Mary’s refusal to complete the rites associated with FGM, the man whom Mary was to wed refused to marry her, which brought shame on her family and further abuse. Attempting to flee for a better life, she accepted a woman’s offer for an educational study scholarship to escape her country in East Africa, but horrifyingly, she instead found herself captive in a brothel in Mexico where she was regularly beaten, drugged, and forced to have sex with men. When Mary arrived in the United States, she was overwhelmed, depressed, and in shock. Today, having won asylum, she now works in the medical field and is continuing to pursue her education. Although her past is unimaginable, she is finally free and no longer afraid.
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Violence against women and girls is the most widespread violation of human rights—globally and locally. One out of every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.

Tahirih Justice Center protects women and girls from around the world who seek protection under US law from violence such as:

■ Forced Marriage
Every 3 seconds, an underage girl is forced to marry against her will.

■ Female Genital Mutilation
Every minute, six girls endure female genital mutilation.

■ Torture and Rape
Every hour, 29 women and girls report a rape to the police.

■ Honor Crimes
Every day, 14 women and girls are murdered because they are considered a dishonor to their families.

■ Trafficking
Every year, between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across national borders into modern-day slavery and approximately 80% are women and girls.

Despite the odds, heroic women and girls fight with courage to escape the violence they have suffered. Tahirih Justice Center is an amazing nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to women and girls fleeing human rights abuses. Please join the fight. Thank you so much!

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    $25

  • Jeff Greene

    $50

  • Kim Bart

    $50

  • Bethany Mito Lee

    $50

  • Jack T.D. Williams

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kim Vachon

    $20

  • Ernie

    $25

  • Keri Culhane

    $25

  • Ali Gillingham

    $25

  • Karen Rich

    $25

  • Brian T McLaughlin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Daphne Klein

    $100

  • Natalie Schorr

    $100

  • Offline Donations

    $1,700

  • Jeff Amestoy

    $100

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50% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Charlotte G

Amount Raised

$2,330

 

47% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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keith williams

Amount Raised

$100

 

7% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Emily Drinkwater

Amount Raised

$70

 

70% Raised of $100 Goal

Donor Comments

Jeff Amestoy

Jeff Amestoy

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $1,700

6 years ago

Natalie Schorr

Natalie Schorr

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Daphne Klein

Daphne Klein

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Brian T McLaughlin

Brian T McLaughlin

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Karen Rich

Karen Rich

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Ali Gillingham

Ali Gillingham

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Keri Culhane

Keri Culhane

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Ernie

Ernie

DONATION: $25

6 years ago