Fighting For Their Lives
GOAL: 3,000223 3000
223 people have donated. Help us to get 3,000
Posted: Tuesday, March 13th
This Thursday, Esther and Pascaline will go in front of the judge. Their crime? Lesbianism. A few weeks ago a man in Ambam, their small town in Cameroon, went to the police and "denounced" them as lesbians. Overnight, they lost their jobs, and the entire town branded them as "witches that deserve death".
They can no longer walk outside in the streets without being recognized and threatened: their lives are in danger and they need our help. Two courageous lawyers, including our friend and supporter Alice N'Kom, are willing to defend Esther and Pascaline in court and to make sure they find safe housing out of town.
Just 5,000 US dollars (3,800 euros) is enough to cover travel costs and legal fees, with a little money left over to support Esther and Pascaline while they try to turn their lives around.
Without our support, it could take months to gather the money - but Esther and Pascaline can't wait that long. If we all chip in just few dollars each, we can give Esther and Pascaline a legal defense, and hope for their futures. The trial begins this Thursday, in just 2 days. If you can, please contribute now. We don't have a moment to lose.
WE DID IT!!This Thursday, Esther and Pascaline are facing trial for the "crime" of "lesbianism" in Cameroon.
In the last few hours, AllOut.org members around the world just raised the $5,000 needed for two courageous lawyers to defend them in court and to make sure the two women find safe housing, away from the violence and daily death threats. WE MET OUR GOAL - THANK YOU.
All Out's tiny team of campaigners is working hard to support Esther and Pascaline and many others around the world. Though we've raised the money we need to support their defense, please consider making a small donation to support All Out.