This fundraising is for Me,I am Halemah, 23 years old. A fighter who chose to speak up about my rape incident which happened one month ago. I wanted to seek justice on my attacker who was a family friend, but the country I live in had a different opinion, rape survivors here is a big shame so my family decided to force me into marrying my attacker to avoid the scandal, I cannot say no because in this country i cannot make this decision as all women have a male guardian who get to decide for them no matter how many times i say no my voice will not be heard I cannot give up and marry my attacker I deserve a better future.
My family, my own flesh and blood turned their back on me, I never thought I would be scared of the people who I felt safe with my entire life. I cannot blame anybody or anything if I want to survive and I hope I will.This country thinks unmarried non virgins women are a shame and should be hidden, both my family and the law are not on my side and all what I have left in this world is you.. a person who try to support me on here and you who have the power to save me and change my life.
I am an IT (information technology) student and I have 1 semester left to get my degree, I was able to find a university in Turkey which accepted me with little adjustments which will extend my studies for a year but to make this happen I need your kind support to pay the tuition fees so I can finish my degree and get a chance for a better life. I have some money I saved to support myself financially through my journey but this journey cannot start without your support.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this, your support is a step towards inspiring women who suffers the same to find a better life, hopefully together we can light the darkness, open eyes, raise voices and end this abuse.