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Nigeria: Renew Support #BringBackOurGirls - Action on April 14th One year commemoration

Sunday 22 March 2015, by siawi3


Renew Support #BringBackOurGirls - Action on April 14th

One year commemoration

April 14th will mark the 1st Anniversary of the scandalous abductions and denials, lies and overall failure of govt to handle the issue. We are therefore stepping up with a renewal of the global campaign to “Bring back our Girls” .

Here are links to the BBOG websites, which also suggest some appropriate actions.

What Are We Demanding: Bring Back Our Girls, Now And Alive!

Improve government’s accountability to Nigerians on security issues, particularly in the northeast. How?
1. Improved communications on Nigerian security happenings with daily briefings on the rescue of the abducted girls.
2. Create communication channels that help inform the public on safety measures being taken to protect Nigerian citizens.
3. Provision of rehabilitation services, such as counseling and healthcare, as well as witness protection, to all abducted girls who have escaped or been rescued.
4. Take measures to ensure the protection of children of school age to curb future abductions and sexual violence.
5. Passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill (VAPP BIll) that protects girls to ensure persecution of those responsible for sexual violence once captured.

Citizens’ Solution to End Terrorism
Read/download the 10 key action points to end terrorism in Nigeria crowd-sourced from citizens. Click here to read
The Abduction
On the 14th of April 2014, 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their hostels by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. They are yet to be rescued after