Bring Back Our Girls

Bring Back Our Girls 2

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By: Ms. K

Shadow of Woman

By: Ms. K

Where is my voice?

Where is my opinion?

I know I am a woman

But I am so much more then just an illusion

For men to just kidnap my identity

For my pride and intelligence to be stolen

For my government to not protect me

Why does my tears turn to ash?

Why does my education turn to dust?

My mind is not respected

My body only seen as property

Who hears my screams?

My worth slowly shrivels up into non-existence

My desire to be brave shrinks to wonderland proportion

Yet my voice remain silent

The tongue in my mouth does not vibrate

It only shivers from fear

I have disappeared into the night skies

My existence no longer exist

My voice has no vocal cord

Someone find me and free my spirit

I no longer want to be trapped in a cage

In a world where a man can rob me of my intelligence

I don’t have a voice

I am not free

I am a woman lost!

 

It has been three weeks since more then 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school. It has been said that they will be selling them as brides for $12 each. Finally “bring back our girls” has become world news and government leaders are finally stepping in to make a difference. Even though it took some time for this important issue to get world recognition it is important for these girls to know they are important. This is what President Barack Obama had to say on the topic information received from time.com: “Obviously it’s a heartbreaking situation, outrageous situation,” President Barack Obama told ABC on Tuesday. “We’ve already sent in a team to Nigeria – they’ve accepted our help through a combination of military, law enforcement, and other agencies who are going in, trying to identify where in fact these girls might be and provide them help,” he added.”

 

While the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram said “By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace,” he said in the video that starts with fighters lofting automatic rifles and shooting in the air as they chant “Allahu akbar!” or “God is great”.

 

He does not see what he did as wrong by taking this girls and taking away their education! He sees them just as property that has no value.

 

These girls matter, they are not invisible. They have a purpose to make a difference and no group will destroy their vision.

 

If you want to make a stand you can by:

 

HOW TO SET UP A MARCH/RALLY/PROTEST:

 

It is your right to set up a march/rally/protest. Here is the info on what steps to take

 

1. CHOOSE DATE, TIME, LOCATION. A DATE

THAT IS WITHIN THE NEXT 5 DAYS IS BEST.

 

2. Tell all of your friends to join YOU.

 

3. Send info to us via private message and we will create

an event page to help you promote.

 

4. We have images for posters. Private message us and we will send you the kit.

 

5. Ask people to wear wed

(If you want more information go to Bring Back Our Girls Facebook page)

 

Make sure to hashtag:

#bringbackourgirls

 

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

 

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