Kinza's Father May Kill Him For Being Gay In Saudi

A microproject by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
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Summary

Being gay in Saudi Arabia is punishable by death. Kinza is a dual nationality teenager with an American mother and a Saudi Arabian father. Kinza was raised in the USA by his mother but this past summer his father invited him to come to Saudi Arabia. When Kinza's father discovered Kinza is gay he took away his American passport and told Kinza he will kill him if he doesn't stop being gay. We need to find a safe place to hide Kinza, then get him out of Saudi, alive.
$1,500.00
total raised
23
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

It is hard to believe that being gay is still punishable by death in countries around the world. If Kinza's father were to kill him for being gay, it would be an honor killing, and Kinza's father would be praised, not punished. Kinza is terrified. By getting Kinza our of Saudi Arabia and back home, we can save his life.

Solution

We can save Kinza's life by finding him a safe place to stay until we can get him out of Saudi Arabia and then home to the USA.

Long-Term Impact

Each year we provide battered American women and children with information and services necessary to enable them to live their lives without violence. Since 2001 we have helped over 3000 women plus their children free themselves from abuse.

Resources

http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Mini documentary on Paula's story
Today Show May 2007
Memoir of Founder & Executive Director, Paula Luca

Organization Information

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.866uswomen.org
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Founder
Portland, OR United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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