Help OneGodless Woman Become Canadian and Fight For Canada
After escaping Saudi Arabia, Iman has dedicated her life to helping others free themselves from the nations extreme oppression to women. Known on YouTube and Social Media as “One Godless Woman”, she is an advocate for women's rights, educating westerners on the dangers of extremism to women, and more specifically, women overseas.
While her work has helped many, it has attracted a lot of attention from the very people she escaped from, who have repeatedly threatened and tried to silence her.
Earlier this year, she launched her go fund me campaign because there was still a chance that Iman could have been forced to leave Canada and return to her home country where her life would be in very serious and eminent danger. Many of you help contribute enough that Iman was able to cover the costs of her complicated case and currently her status is in process. Now she wants to continue the fight and help build platform for speaking engagements, YouTube and her podcast.
Can you help?Escaping Saudi Arabia
Iman grew up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in a conflict ridden, oppressive, abusive and polygamous household. Subjugation, misogyny & routine violations of human rights were considered normal and actually legal inside & outside her home.
As a woman, she was considered a second class citizen with few rights. Despite keeping her head down she still became a target to the Religious Authorities, being arrested on multiple occasions, lashed without trial and after her eventual escape to Canada, threatened with death if she ever returned.
But Iman was lucky… she escaped where many others haven’t. Now she needs your help to be able to process the papers to keep her in Canada as a citizen, and safe.
It was no small task to escape from Saudi Arabia and her oppressive family, but she did so and arrived to Canada several years ago. What little contact that remained with her family was completely shattered shortly after she decided to learn how to drive. At the time it was illegal for women to drive in Saudi Arabia and on receiving her driving license, Iman’s family completely disowned her. She has had no contact with them since.
Living in Canada was a real eye opener for Iman, to the oppression she had lived through and the realization of how lucky she had been to escape. There are millions of other women still living under these unthinkable conditions every day of their lives.
With this new taste of freedom she had discovered, Iman decided it was time to speak up and bring attention to this unjust oppression. She began a blog series called “Time for me to talk" about the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia and it went viral. Many women across the middle east reached out to Iman for help as they too were suffering under equally horrible circumstances. Iman even helped several women escape and come to the west through a series of underground channels and contacts.
Shortly after this Iman became aware of the familiar voices of extremism, which she had once lived in fear under in Saudi Arabia, take root in Canada.
This drove her to continue her work to help others and start a Podcast and YouTube channel called “One Godless Woman”, embracing the pejorative the extremists used to refer to her while in prison in the middle east.
Now, living in Canada, she speaks out for the women across the middle east, whom in many countries are treated as property. Her work has helped so many but it has also made her a target. She is regularly ridiculed and harassed online by extremists who wish to silence her advocacy for women who desire nothing but freedom and equality.
Iman needs your help to warn and motivate Canadians to help educated politicians, influencers and activists about the dangers of entryism from the very same people she escaped now actively involved in political lobbying within Canada. Earlier this year, a fellow refugee, a Yezidi women who was sold as a sex slave in ISIS controlled territory and eventually escaped to Canada, saw one of her captures in a Subway in the city she escaped to. This is one of the many motivating factors driving her to produce content and communicate the dangers of extremism.
Please support this Go Fund Me campaign so that she is able to take the steps necessary to build her platform and be a voice for all us in the western world.
Click “Donate Now” at the top of this page and help support One Godless Woman and help her be a voice for all of us concerned about these troubling issues.
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Benjamin Dichter is the beneficiary of my campaign as he is the, producer and marketer of my podcast and YouTube channel. I had no experience with this sort of thing and he is helping me administer this campaign. I could not have build my YouTube channel with out him and he is a helping to manage this campaign. Those of you who watch my channel know I'm not very technical.
Thank you for your support,