Advocacy & Development:
Save Fatima From Sex Slavery
Help Our Daughters Before They Are Sold
Dear friend, Assalamu alaikum,
On this blessed Friday of Ramadan, here is an opportunity for you to do something that's probably 99.99% of Muslims won't do. Save a Muslim girl from being sold in sex-slavery. While a majority of people are not even aware of the existence of minor Muslim American sex slaves, Allah, almighty, is giving you this opportunity to be among the first ones that acknowledge and take action to stop it before it happens.
We have learned from the Muslim survivors of sex-trafficking in Columbus, OH, that most young girls were trapped and sold by traffickers after they had run away from their homes due to family problems. Drugs were also being used to trap some of our daughters. Our sons are not safe either. As drug dealers are preying upon middle-schoolers, they find Muslim children as the softest targets. The largest number of our youth live under the poverty line. Those neighborhoods are controlled by gangs, drug dealers, traffickers and other criminals. To learn more about these issues, please read my recent blog post about this issue: Fatima, 13, a Sex Slave in 2015 America.
MY Project USA has taken following steps to prevent the trafficking of our daughters and protecting all youth and families from gangsters, drug dealers and other criminals:
- Have launched a Help Hotline (1-8448-Helper).
- Offering Free Counseling and Family Therapy Sessions to youth & parents.
- Opening a Shelter for Sisters that might have issues with their families.
- Starting a Muslim Big Brothers and Big Sisters program.
- Have created MY Parents Network to empower parents with the skills and knowledge that are needed to protect their children.
To help the Muslim survivors of sex trafficking, we are working with different agencies that are trained and equipped to help them. We are committed to do everything that would be in our power to restore and heal the lives of our unfortunate but still precious daughters, inshaAllah.
Indeed, it’s a risky business, but for the sake of our children, we are prepared to take any risk. We have taken the first steps to execute our plan to save as many youth as possible and as early as possible. We are taking action, because it is the right thing to do. We invite you to join hands with us in receiving the honor of helping those who couldn’t help themselves.
Please make dua for our success, help us through your volunteer hours and most importantly Donate Generously. The choice is yours. I hope you choose to make this Ramadan Friday stands out in your life in a big way, inshaAllah.
Your sister Zerqa Abid