#BringBackOurGirls


 

By Jueseppi B.

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 #BringBackOurGirls

 

The leader of an Islamic extremist group in Nigeria says his group has started kidnapping women and children as part of its bloody guerrilla campaign against the country’s government, according to a video released Monday. Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civic organization reported Wednesday.

 

 

 

#BringBackOurGirls- The Names.

 

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Stella Damasus Speaks on Abducted Nigerian Girls #BringBackOurGirls

 

Published on May 3, 2014

Nigerian movie star stella Damasus bears her mind and challenges the Nigerian Government on the search and rescue of the 234 girls abducted in Northern Nigeria by the BOKO HARAM terrorist group.
#BringBackOurGirls

 

 

 

Keeping It Real With Adeola – Eps. 120 (#BringBackOurGirls)

 

Published on May 4, 2014

This week, 234 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are still missing. Adeola thinks it’s ridiculous that all the Nigerian President has done is set up a committee. Meanwhile, the girls are being married off for $12.00 each, and Nigerians and lovers of Nigeria all over the world continue to protest.

 

In Ethiopia, the security services opened fire on peaceful protesters, killing more than 30 people. Meanwhile, six bloggers and three journalists have also been sentenced to prison, and Adeola is worried about the lack of freedom of expression in Ethiopia.

 

As Gambians all over the world remember the 14 students killed by the Yahya Jammeh administration fourteen years ago, they raised funds for families of the victims and protested against an indifferent government. Adeola joins them in exposing several atrocities of Jammeh and his first lady.

 

 

 

Bring Back Our Girls

 

Published on May 1, 2014

On April 16, 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 King, a young Nigerian Director. The voice you hear is of a father of one of our kidnapped girl’s.

 

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

 

 

 

 

A letter to the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

 

By Melissa Harris-Perry

 

Women react during a protest demanding security forces to search harder for 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants two weeks ago Photo by Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Women react during a protest demanding security forces to search harder for 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants two weeks ago Photo by Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

 

276. That is how many Nigerian girls, ages 15 to 18, are still missing after a pre-dawn raid nearly three weeks ago. The raid occurred at the Government Girls Secondary School in the northern town of Chibok by the al Qaeda-linked group Boko Haram–which means “Western education is sinful.”

 

53 of these girls have escaped on their own. But the focus on their story is new–due to the unrelenting efforts of their relatives and social media to bang the drums and let us know that this story matters, that each one of these girls matters.

 

That is why my letter this week is to them.

 

Dear young women of Chibok, Nigeria,

 

 

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It’s me, Melissa.

 

I cannot begin to comprehend the terror you are feeling. You, who were already surviving in a country facing terror on a daily basis, as evidenced by the car bomb explosion in Nigeria’s capital on Thursday that killed at least 12 people just days before your nation was set to host a major, international economic forum.

 

And this attack occurred across the road from the site of a massive explosion less than a month ago that killed at least 75 people, the same day you young women were kidnapped from your school.

 

But the reality of your country’s woes does not excuse us from being absent in demanding more attention be paid to your story. Because you matter.

 

Nor does it excuse your president, who took two weeks to make a public vow to bring you back after you were taken at gunpoint, and your school burned down. Now there are reports that you are being sold off for $12 a person to your captors, being taken across the border, and trafficked into slavery. Twelve dollars?

 

Your lives cannot be equated to a dollar amount. Because your potential is limitless. And now the drumbeat from those in your country and around the world are banging loudly so that you will not be forgotten. From the dozens of protesters that gathered outside Nigeria’s parliament on Wednesday to call on security forces to search for you, to the growing online campaign #BringBackOurGirls, which is forcing the media and the world to pay attention and conveying to you that you are not just Nigeria’s daughters – you are daughters of the world. As evidenced by the group that rallied outside the U.N. to protest the abductions, visibly frustrated by the lack of progress.

 

You matter to the U.S. State Department, which this week engaged in discussions with the Nigerian government on what we can do to assist efforts to find each and every one of you. And you most certainly matter to your distraught parents. Many dressed in red holding a day of protest on Thursday and marching from the residence of a local chief to the scene of your kidnapping, many carrying signs that simply said, “Find Our Daughters”.

 

You have not been forgotten. We are sorry it took us so long to pay attention. But we are watching now, we are pounding the drums, because each one of you matter.

 

Sincerely,
Melissa

 

 

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49 Responses

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  3. Both videos are good, the Stella Damasus is spot on and pointed in its criticism of the media in particular.

    Melissa Harris-Perry is so often poignant, now if only others would pick it up and move it forward.

    • It’s not important to people with different skin color than that of Ms. Melissa and Ms. Stella Damasus.

      • That is not always true, note I am different.

      • That was not directed at you, or those who think like you, and I shouldn’t have to say that to you. You Get It.

      • I am in a bit of snit, shouldn’t let it come out here. My apology, because I do know it wasn’t.

      • Why R U in a snit, what has happened. This is MY blog and what you desire to speak about here is up to you, knowing you as I do, your comments are welcome. If you desire to vent or rant here, be my guest and if someone don’t like that, they should stay the fuck off MY blogs comments section. End of story. Now whats bugging you?

      • The ignorance of the norm in my world, very early this morning with a recruiter who doesn’t understand the words, “I do not negotiate my rate so you can make a larger profit margin of my labor.”

        I am simply very tired of these discussions, repeatedly with organizations and people who treat me as if I am second class within my own country. Simply starts the week of badly.

      • I don’t have a response to that, but you are welcome to vent and rant until you feel better. Like I said earlier, better you than me. I have a wicked hang up.

      • I do as well, unfortunately I cannot afford to use it right now. The balance between diplomacy and ‘no’ is difficult. My desire to want to tell some of them what I truly think bubbles to the surface more often than I might wish. Unfortunately, they all know each other, they move between the different organization like water within Locks. This industry gets harder, especially for people like me; Women, American, over a certain age and with a certain amount of experience. We simply are not of value, especially now with the market overtaken and run by those who mostly see us as ‘unclean’.

      • :oops:

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