As a person of Nigerian descent, I feel personally involved in the struggle to reunite the 273 kidnapped girls with their families.
As a woman, I feel personally involved in this struggle because it goes against human rights and WOMEN’S rights. These girls were kidnapped from school because the terrorists do not believe in educating women.
Going forward you will read several entries in this blog supporting this cause.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: RALLY TO #BringBackOurGirls 5/30/2014
THE NIGERIAN IN DIASPORA ORGANIZATION (NIDO), THE AFRICA MONITOR USA, UNITED AFRICAN CONGRESS, APPLAUSE AFRICA MAGAZINE ARE CALLING FOR THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP ITS EFFORTS TO #BringBackOurGirls
Bukola Shonuga (212) 470-4138
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A BROAD COALITION OF NEW YORK BASED ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY, FAITH-BASED, AND BUSINESS LEADERS, INVITE ALL NEW YORKERS TO THE RALLY IN SUPPORT OF THE SPEEDY RELEASE OF THE 300 ABDUCTED NIGERIAN SCHOOL GIRLS
SATURDAY MAY 30, 2014 AT 5:00PM @ 42ND STREET, TIMES SQUARE
New York, NY, 5/24/2014— It has now been more that six (6) weeks since Boko Haram, the unconscionably violent terrorist organization kidnapped three hundred (300) girls from the town of Chibok in Northeastern Nigeria. At The time of their abduction, these brave girls had returned to their high school in order to complete examinations that would allow them to attend university. By seeking knowledge and opportunity, they represented a challenge to Boko Haram which has no regard to human life, to democracy, and to formal education.
This year alone, Boko Haram has murdered more than one thousand (1000) innocent people in vicious attacks on schools, churches, mosques, and public places. Since 2013, it has targeted and systematically kidnapped women—including these girls—seeking to deny them the education and opportunity they deserve. The abduction in Chibok fits into a larger pattern of violence. Throughout northeastern Nigeria, innocent civilians are terrified by gunmen who come in the night to kill young men and teachers and steal away young women. We are also concerned that Boko Haram’s operation spilled beyond Nigeria, and into neighboring countries and create a broader regional security problem.
We urge the Nigerian government, President Goodluck Jonathan, to hastily and safely rescue the school girls for their return to their families, and at the same time, to reform its approach to Boko Haram. The state must demonstrate to Nigerians that it can protect them.
The rally is organized in collaboration with Africa Monitor, Applause Africa Magazine, United African Congress, Amadou Diallo Foundation, Pottal Fii Bhanpal, Justice in Guinea, United African Coalition, African Advisory Council, Nigerian America Muslim Integrated Community, Cameroon American Council, Island Voice and Masji Aqsa
WHAT: RALLY IN SUPPORT OF #BringBackOurGirls
WHEN: 5pm – 7:20pm – SATURDAY MAY 30TH 2014 –
WHERE: TIMES SQUARE SOUTH, BETWEEN 41-42ND STREETS
WHY: IN SUPPORT OF THE EARNEST RELEASE AND SAFETY OF ABDUCTED SCHOOL GIRLS