Actual Testimony

“When I was little my father beat me so badly I almost died. When I got married I hoped my husband would be different but he beats me – and sometimes our children – for no real reason.”

– Aya in Algeria

Why is Unveiling Joy an Urgent Call to Action?

Millions of Arabic speaking women and girls experience extreme physical and verbal abuse inside their homes. In some families a father, husband, or brother officially guards and controls the woman her entire life – from birth to death.
Two out of five Arab girls are forced to marry before they turn 18. Countless young girls are raped and then forced to marry their rapists. Others are sold, kidnapped, and trafficked in the global sex trade.
Chronic depression is the highest in the world among people in the Middle East and North Africa. Many women and girls commit suicide, especially when they are trapped inside unsafe relationships.

70

of human trafficking victims are women and girls

700

million women alive today have been married under the age of 18

40

million child brides in the Middle East and North Africa

Unveiling Joy provides access to help through a collaboration of several organizations whose efforts include:

1

Satellite television broadcast to the Middle East and North Africa.

2

Web based video streaming to Arabic speaking audiences all over the world.

3

Internet radio targeted to select areas in Middle East and North Africa.

4

Counseling through social media channels in the Middle East and North Africa.

5

Supportive Arab women’s centers in select cities in USA and other undisclosed locations.

Join the effort to ensure practical help is within REACH of Arab women and girls. We want them to know they are not alone. Unveiling Joy joins with caring partner organizations to provide Real Solutions accessible to them in their own cities.

When women contact us in person or through social mediaour partners provide practical help such as counseling, support for refugees, finding safe solutions to their situation, and other wholesome endeavors.

Social Media Web Series

$1,000

Your gift goes toward production of a video web series to help abused women get answers and find freedom. Every program is produced in Arabic and distributed through Facebook, YouTube and satellite television.

 

Abuse Counseling

$50

When Arab women cry out for help, your gift ensures that a safe, trained person responds quickly – both online and offline. Your investment underwrites counselors through our network of partners, so abused women find joyful alternatives.

 

Women’s Center

$100

Your gift helps Arab women laugh and smile together at a loving Arab women’s center. They learn English and experience healing from trauma. Several times a week they share meals and coffee together. They also have the opportunity to receive trauma counseling.

 

Become a Lifeline Partner

$5,000

Lifeline Partners cover the production cost for one episode of THE DOOR, a 28 minute Arabic satellite TV and web series to help women find hope and healing.