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Please Help Save Rahaf

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Raised by 171 people in 8 days
Created January 8, 2019

Rahaf Alqunun, still a teen at 18 years old, has demonstrated a huge amount of courage  fleeing from her country and her family in Saudi Arabia.

She has sent out desperate pleas over social media. “I’m Rahaf... formally seeking a refugee status to any country that would protect me from getting harmed or killed due to leaving my religion and torture from my family.”

She is now seeking asylum in Australia / Canada / United States / United Kingdom to escape from abuse. She is now currently under some protection in Thailand, waiting on a humanitarian visa to Australia.
 
As a global Secret Sisterhood, we will look after her once she arrives safely, but we need help to make sure she has resettlement and protection funds. Because her story has gained worldwide attention these funds are needed for her to set up safely in a new country.
 
Rahaf has become a worldwide symbol of women trying to escape oppression, please help save her life and spread the word.


Rahaf al-Qunun Twitter 

"Saudi teenager could escape to Australia." - News.com.au 

"Saudi teen who fled family under protection of UNHCR." - CNN News

"Rahaf Alqunun 'was terrified', says reported who was locked in room with Saudi asylum seeker." - ABC News

"Saudi teen detained in Bangkok could realise her dream living in Australia." - Sydney Morning Herald Australia
 
Secret Sisterhood is a women’s movement that empowers, uplifts and inspires women globally. We have been moved by her plight and her bravery so have set up this GoFundMe page to help her.

Rahaf has been named the sole beneficiary and will take the funds directly from GoFundMe or the monies will be refunded.


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UPDATE: 

We have had some rumours claiming this GoFundMe page is not real. We can confirm that this is definitely a REAL campaign. We have had major press/ media about the fundraising today. We are currently trying to get in contact with Rahaf, her situation is making it quite difficult, so until we do, GoFundMe is holding the funds, so it can be given to her directly. 

Here are some news articles about how we have tried to get media to support the fundraising:

http://time.com/5498790/australia-topless-protest-saudi-runaway/?utm_campaign=time&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&xid=time_socialflow_facebook&fbclid=IwAR2t78obqYl7MVMgvzyjXwZIl4jIdakLWLVkIHbuaYWAISNraHlxD3sNiKY
https://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/content/s4938235.htm

https://tendaily.com.au/news/australia/a190109bez/let-her-in-topless-protesters-demand-saudi-teen-rahaf-al-qunun-be-granted-asylum-20190110

https://www.9news.com.au/national/2019/01/10/15/01/topless-protest-saudi-woman-rahaf-alqunun-australia-refugee


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/10/rahaf-al-qunun-labor-says-saudi-refugee-should-be-resettled-in-australia


Secret Sisterhood is a women's empowerment movement that has been running for over two years now. We give 100% of our profits to women's causes and want to spread awareness around the world for gender equality. When we heard about Rahaf's story we knew we needed to try and help her in some way. 

Your support will mean so much to Rahaf, she truly has become an icon for women escaping oppression around the world.

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Update 2
Posted by Secret Sisterhood
3 days ago
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Hi Everyone,

Just to keep everyone in the loop we have been in contact with those close to Rahaf and are finalising details of how to get the funds to her. As you can imagine there are a lot of logistics behind getting the funds to her for various reasons, including security, so please bare with us. We will update you once we have worked out the best way to get this money to her.

Thank you for everyone who has donated to support Rahaf start up her new life.
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Update 1
Posted by Secret Sisterhood
6 days ago
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We have had some rumours claiming this GoFundMe page is not real. We can confirm that this is definitely a REAL campaign. We have had major press/ media about the fundraising today. We are currently trying to get in contact with Rahaf, her situation is making it quite difficult, so until we do, GoFundMe is holding the funds so it can be given to her directly.

Here are some news articles about what we are all about: https://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/content/s4938235.htm

https://tendaily.com.au/news/australia/a190109bez/let-her-in-topless-protesters-demand-saudi-teen-rahaf-al-qunun-be-granted-asylum-20190110

Secret Sisterhood is a women's empowerment movement that has been running for over two years now. We give 100% of our profits to women's causes and want to spread awareness around the world for gender equality. When we heard about Rahaf's story we knew we needed to try and help her someway.

Your support will mean so much to Rahaf, she truly has become an icon for women escaping oppression around the world.
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