They're currently back home in hiding with her sister, but the thought of reuniting with them someday is what keeps her going as she awaits her asylum hearing.
Rehema originally came to the U.S. for a women's leadership training, but as she was about to board a plane to return home, she received an ominous call from a friend, warning her that it was dangerous to return. Rehema’s name was on a government list of people to be picked up and taken to the central prison, where political activists and prisoners are commonly never seen or heard from again. Her lifelong activism and determination to educate women had created many enemies. She had already been arrested three times, had been badly beaten, tortured, and raped.