One Free World International continues to mobilize resources to rescue women and girls enslaved by ISIS, and have been bringing aid to assist the displaced and marginalized Yazidi people forced to live in refugee camps in Iraq and Syria.
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Rev. Majed El Shafie and One Free World International
Rev. Majed El Shafie is a human rights advocate and founder of One Free World International (OFWI). With 28 branches around the world, OFWI is now one of the leading organizations advocating for religious minorities globally.
Rev. Majed El Shafie’s human rights journey started in his native Egypt from which he was forced to flee after he was tortured and sentenced to death for his conversion to Christianity, and for bringing awareness to human rights violations related to religious persecution.
In Canada, Rev. El Shafie has worked with members of the Canadian House of Commons, Senate, and Cabinet, in order to educate decision-makers about violations of religious freedom around the world. He has had the opportunity to testify numerous times before parliamentary bodies, including the Subcommittee for International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, and the Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism in Canada. He has advocated on behalf of Christians, Falun Gong, Jews, Bahá’í’s, Ahmadiyya Muslims, and China’s Uyghur Muslims, among others.
Honours and Awards
2016 Raoul Wallenberg Citation for Moral Courage
2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal