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Bring Back Our Girls

1,428 Signatures Goal: 1,000

To H.E Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

It has been almost three weeks since the abduction of 230 girls from a boarding school facility in Northern Nigeria. With every hour that goes by one can only agonisingly imagine the abuse and fear that our girls are in as they languish as the hostage property of militants.

The abduction of our girls is a modern day atrocity and an act of slavery right before our eyes. It is of absolute imperative that they are released. School is supposed to be a safe haven for avid young learners; the abduction of young girls from a learning institution threatens not only their lives but the future of girls’ education. The battle to get girls into school has been waged for decades and it is my fear that if our girls are not rescued that battle would have been in vain. What parent will send their girl-child to school if there is no assurance of protection over their sobriety or life?

I place a demand on the African Union to act quickly and swiftly on this matter as the outcome of this abduction has far reaching consequences. As a pan-African institution that is seeking the advancement of Africa as a people I fear that advancement will be void if such acts of brutality are received without quick or decisive recompense. The actions that the African Union will (or not take) will determine the value that we place on the life of an African girl. Are girls recognised citizens of the continent? If so, act now and save their precious lives.

This is not a Nigeria issue but should be (and is) an African issue of concern. Many other atrocious acts have been committed on women and girls in the name of war on the African continent. Often we ponder sombrely on them in hindsight and draft policies and laws to ensure that they never happen again. Here is an issue that we need not ponder in hindsight but act on in the present to prevent yet another African tragedy.

It is with these issues in mind that we petition your quick action to BRING OUR GIRLS HOME!

Sincerely,

[your name]

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Highlights

May 7
let's act like if they were our biological daughters
May 7
let's act like if they were our biological daughters
May 7
Our girls deserve our love, action and full attention! Our prayers are with them and their families! No child should become statistic!
May 7
Our girls deserve our love, action and full attention! Our prayers are with them and their families! No child should become statistic!
May 7
I consider these children, my children. These girls, are my daughters. Each day these girls remain apart from their families is another day of physical violence and emotional scarring. Each of these 230 girls need to be rescued, returned to their families and experience freedom immediately - do what it takes to accomplish this please !
May 7
I consider these children, my children. These girls, are my daughters. Each day these girls remain apart from their families is another day of physical violence and emotional scarring. Each of these 230 girls need to be rescued, returned to their families and experience freedom immediately - do what it takes to accomplish this please !
May 4
We are now live!

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  • Christiana Lawson
    Christiana Lawson United States, Aurora
    Jan 30, 2016
    Jan 30, 2016
    Please bring stability to your area. How can we support you in this work? I will work for that in the areas I live in.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul 18, 2015
    Jul 18, 2015
    Bride kidnapping is a human rights atrocity.
  • Guy Peters
    Guy Peters United Kingdom, Crewkerne
    Jul 15, 2015
    Jul 15, 2015
    If you're REAL men, you don't pick on girls!
  • Mr T. J. Bull
    Mr T. J. Bull United Kingdom, Milton Keynes
    Jul 15, 2015
    Jul 15, 2015
    All power to anyone who can ensure that these girls are returned to their families
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