Bring Back Our Girls
By: Ms. K
Social Media has brought the awareness the kidnapping of 230 girls in North East Nigeria on April 16, 2014 . The girls are between the ages of 12 & 17 years old. They were abducted from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria.
Where are the voices for these missing girls? Why is receiving and education wrong for women? We need to take a stand instead of talking about celebrity lives. Why doesn’t anyone care? How is it that a young girl life has little value, or is it because it does not affect our lives directly that we remain silent?
The reason for their capture according to ireport.cnn.com “they are being held by Boko Haram, a militant Islamic terrorist group that believes women and girls should not be educated.”
A Facebook page has been created to bring awareness to the issue (This was on their Facebook wall)
Starting now, let us march on social media. Join the million person march taking place now across Nigeria to demand the rescue of the 230 school girls that were kidnapped.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
1. Make this photo your profile picture. 2. Ask all of your friends to post this photo as their profile pic on Facebook, twitter and instagram.
3. Include on your wall a link to the petitions below, demanding that our world leaders take action.
Call or write the US President:http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call
White house petition http://wh.gov/lf1ke
Change.org petition 1 http://chn.ge/1rukxYo
Change.org petition 2http://www.change.org/petitions/over-200-girls-are-missing-in-nigeria-so-why-doesn-t-anybody-care-234girls
Let us come together and tell the world that we will not allow schools to be places of violence. We want our girls rescued and we want the world to protect all women.
Make sure to hashtags:
Are you participating in demonstrations?
Share your thoughts, photos and video.