#BringBackOurGirls …. Day 66!!


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~~June 19, 2014~~ 

-TOO LONG, TOO MANY DAYS-

Today is the 66th day since 273 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped. We ask that all of you, from whatever city/country you live, to continue to march and hold rallies. Continue to call your government leaders and tell your friends. We will not be silenced.

Every day the family at the Bring Back Our Girls headquarters in Abuja march and rally by the hundreds.

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In the middle of the night on April 15, more than 300 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. While the horrific crime — carried out by Islamist militant group Boko Haram — went largely unreported for nearly two weeks, you’ve probably heard a whole lot about the#BringBackOurGirls campaign over the last few days.

Let’s talk about the facts first:

Why did Boko Haram attack the school? The group has been terrorizing northeastern Nigeria — a region that’s half Muslim and half Christian — for almost five years with the goal of establishing an Islamic state governed by strict Sharia law. They’re ideologically opposed to Western culture, as well as the education of girls, and thus coordinated the kidnapping.

Some of the girls have escaped, but 276 are still being held captive. It’s unknown what Boko Haram intends to do with them; some believe they’ll be sold into slavery, while others contend they’ll be held for ransom. It’s also unclear what the Nigerian government is doing to help the victims, which is why activists in the African country have been holding protests and taking to social media, their frustration fueled even further by Boko Haram’s capture of an additional eight girls on May 5.

The United States has announced it’s deploying a 200-person military and law enforcement delegation to Nigeria to help in the search, and in the meantime, people all over the world are speaking out through the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

You can see (and upload your own!) solidarity photos on this Tumblr set up by Amnesty International, and check out some of the big names showing their support below.

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~~SOURCES~~

https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls?fref=photo

http://www.teenvogue.com/my-life/2014-05/bring-back-our-girls-nigeria

https://plus.google.com/104646493038578787518/posts/dbfwiv9JXTK

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~~Bring Back our Girls Video/project~~

~~Uploaded May 4, 2014~~

With the current happenings in Nigeria and the abduction of the Chibok school girls, our hearts bleed for the future of Nigeria and what the country is turning into.

This could have been you and I … sisters, cousins, daughters, friends.

Let’s continue to fight the good fight as Nigerians!!

~~Vanessa Bobai~~

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Reason for the kidnapping and immediate inaction of the government

“sabotage, poor governance, lack of leadership and pervasive corruption”

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We ALL are ONE!! 

The Girl Effect …. Change starts with a girl!!


~~June 1, 2014~~ 

The girl effect is a movement.

It’s about the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. It’s about getting girls on to the global development stage and driving massive resources to them.

The girl effect launched in 2008 accompanied by a film that caught the imagination of people the world over. The message of these films remains the same.

Watch them and get the simple case for supporting girls here

Girleffect.org exists to help development practitioners and the wider girl effect community continue to make a powerful case for supporting girls, and to equip them to do the best work with and for girls. Explore the site and you’ll find a whole range of tools and resources ready for you to use.

GIRLS CAN PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN SOLVING THE MOST PERSISTENT DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS WE FACE IN THE WORLD TODAY.

When we include girls in education, health and economic investment we have a better chance of preventing issues such as child marriage, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty.

But girls can’t do it alone; they need the world to listen to them and invest in their potential.

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE GIRL EFFECT?

The girl effect is a movement. It’s about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world. It’s about making girls visible and changing their social and economic dynamics by providing them with specific, powerful and relevant resources.

Created by the Nike Foundation in collaboration with the NoVo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Coalition for Adolescent Girls, the girl effect is fuelled by hundreds of thousands of girl champions who recognise the untapped potential of adolescent girls living in poverty.

HOW DOES THE GIRL EFFECT ADDRESS POVERTY?

In India, adolescent pregnancy results in nearly $10billion in lost potential income per year.
In Uganda, 85 per cent of girls leave school early, resulting in $10billion in lost potential earnings.
By delaying child marriage and early birth for one million girls in Bangladesh, the country could potentially add $69billion to the national income over these girls’ lifetimes.

It’s an investment we cannot afford to overlook.

SOUNDS GREAT – WHAT CAN I DO?

Make the case for girls. We need more people to get the word out, and we need more advocates for change in government, business, healthcare, education and at grassroots level. This is where you come in.

THIS IS YOUR SITE

THIS IS HOW YOU CAN USE IT

Here on girleffect.org you’ll find the information and tools you need to unleash the girl effect. You’ll discover case studies that show the girl effect in action, plus toolkits, images, videos and insights documents to download and use in your own work. And this is just the start. 
Take our content. Use it. Share it. Join the movement. Change the world.

~~Official Website: http://www.girleffect.org/~~

~~SOURCES~~ 

http://www.girleffect.org/

http://www.girleffect.org/why-girls/#&panel1-1

http://www.shapingyouth.org/the-girl-effect-a-world-changing-media-message/

~~The girl effect: I dare you to see I am the answer~~

~~Uploaded on May 22, 2008~~

The most powerful force of change on the planet is a girl.

The girl effect is about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world … http://www.girleffect.org/

We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

This all ties together. The girls have the power. Let’s help them. 

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This started because the girls wanted to be educated!! 

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“sabotage, poor governance, lack of leadership and pervasive corruption”

We ALL are ONE!!