In Nigeria, over 200 girls were recently abducted from their boarding school and plans are reported of them being selling them as brides for $12 each. I am calling on the world to unite and save them.
The abducted young girls are being affected by a conflict they did not create, and their voices need to be heard. I can only imagine what these 200 girls have been through, and their government is not doing nearly enough to save them.
The group Boko Haram has repeatedly said girls should not be educated. I am a young Nigerian woman pursuing my education in Germany. I believe the Nigerian government must do more to ensure the safe return of these girls.
By signing this petition we declare our solidarity with the kidnapped girls and call upon the world not to forget them, support all efforts to ensure their safe return, and ask all international agencies, organizations and groups to support Nigerian efforts aimed at rescuing them. We also ask that all schools are safe places to learn, protected from attack.
With that said, I would implore that we sign the petition. This situation, as I have written about before, is a travesty and a humanitarian level abomination. Kidnappings are never something to scoff at. However, a terrorist group kidnapping over 200 school girls is something altogether inhumane. Thus, we cannot be silent about this situation.
#BringBackOurGirls – Sign the Petition
All I ask is if you sign the petition. We should be unified on this matter. It may seem small and insignificant to many of us. However, our collective voices need to be heard. Think about it: would you not raise hell if someone kidnapped a young female member of your family? Of course you would. So, a professional “hell raising” of sorts is in order.