In his book of first hand accounts from a visit to Iraq, Johnnie Moore describes the “sexual jihad” taking place against women particularly those of the Yazidi minority. Yazidi girls are sold into slavery as young as 8 years old, but all women including Christians and Muslims are targeted with repression and violence. “There is a true war against women raging with unbridled brutality every single day…It’s time that every woman in the world raises her voice to say, ‘Not on my watch.’
I founded Eternal Threads with the mission to help women have the ability to care for their families by giving them income for their skills. I’ve spent the last 15 years telling their story. So many of you have responded to that story and because of that Eternal Threads has given $1,000,000 worth of income to women in the last 10 years just because you bought their products and Shop with a Purpose.
It’s time that we add to that story and be a voice and advocate for the women and girls who are being brutalized around the world…200 Nigerian girls captured by Boka Haram that have never been “brought back”, Yazidi women and girls, trafficked girls in Nepal and so many others. It’s always been my purpose to help those who do not have a voice or an advocate to help them. I think we are now called upon to do that in a concrete way with our giving and raising our voices.
Last week we launched a fundraising campaign to help families who are displaced in Syria and Iraq by unthinkable violence who fled their homes with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.
We set our goal of $25,000 to be given to the Cradle Fund founded by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. They were prompted to found this organization after a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan, a Muslim monarch who does not want to see Christians and other minorities driven from their homes in the Middle East.
As always happens there is a debate now about whether or not some of the refugees flooding into Europe might be jihadist fighters. The humanitarian crisis created by this migration of people is almost unimaginable and solutions seem to be hard to find.
Eternal Threads is raising funds for the displayed people in Iraq in Syria that have not fled, remain in their homeland and desperately need help. Help is especially needed now before another winter because so many of them are living in the open, in churches and abandoned buildings.
The organizations like Cradle Fund that are on the ground rescuing people and providing immediate humanitarian assistance desperately need funding to carry on their work. We can help them! We asked for $25 per person even though so many have given much more than that. We can all spare a little of our lives to help these people. What excuse can we give for not helping?
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“If you cannot help us go home, help us to live with dignity. We need help so people can have honor.” Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq