~~October 14, 2014~~
It’s been months since heavily armed attackers stormed the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria and abducted nearly 300 girls during the night of 14-15 April. The majority of the schoolgirls have not been seen or heard from since and are feared to have been sold into “marriages” and sexual slavery in Nigeria, and potentially, in neighboring Cameroon and Chad.
The militant group, Boko Haram, whose name roughly translates to “Western education is a sin,” reportedly claimed responsibility, stating, “Western education should end. Girls, you should go and get married … I will sell them in the marketplace.” In a further alarming development, early in the week of 4 May, suspected Boko Haram gunmen abducted at least eight more girls – some possibly as young as eight years old – from a village in Borno State, Nigeria.
On 6 May, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights stated that such human rights violations – selling the abducted girls as slaves – could constitute “crimes against humanity.”
However, efforts to rescue the girls have fallen desperately short.
Please join Equality Now and our Nigerian partners, Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative, Echoes of Women in Africa, Women for Justice and Peace, and Alliances for Africa, in urgently calling on the Government of Nigeria to:
Take immediate action to locate and rescue the girls and provide them with support services upon their return
Prosecute those responsible for the girls’ abduction and exploitation
Take steps to protect schools from attacks so that they are safe places to learn
Immediately institute, in consultation with women’s rights organizations, measures to protect the safety and human rights of women and girls throughout Nigeria, which are further endangered by the volatile political situation in the conflict areas
Also call on the Governments of Cameroon and Chad to swiftly determine whether the girls were transported into their countries and to assist in their rescue.
~~Bring Back Our Girls~~
~~Published on May 1, 2014~~
On April 14, over 230 school girls were kidnapped from their dorm rooms by terrorists in Nigeria. The world has done nothing to rescue them.
This video was made by Louis Adeyemi, a young Nigerian Director (@thelouisking). The voice you hear is of a father of one of our kidnapped girl’s. The images are not of the actual girls that were kidnapped. They are are Nigerian girls and used symbolically.
Join us on twitter/rescueourgirls and facebook.com/bringbackourgirls and let uss march on social media to raise awareness. Write and call your leaders. Now. #bringbackourgirls
“Bring Back Our Girls” Music Video
Published on May 14, 2014
Song Written and Produced by Andrew Lane
Sung and Performed by Stephanie Ferrett
Video Shot & Directed by The Dream Team Directors, Bayou Bennett & Daniel Lir (http://www.dreamteamdirectors.com)
Edited by Mike Dusenka
Andrew Lane for Drew Right Music and Berry/Lane Film/Music
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~~”BRING BACK OUR GIRLS” THEME SONG~~
~Published on May 16, 2014~
Bring Back Our Girls campaign began in Nigeria and gained international attention when over 200 girls were abducted in Chibok village, Borno State, Nigeria by the deadly sect called Boko Haram.
Within a few weeks the Bring Back Our Girls campaign went viral
#InSolidarity #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex
We ALL are ONE!!