Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thankful Thursday #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS #PANJ4GOOD

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As a Mother of 3 daughters I simply cannot wrap my head around this. My heart breaks for the  Mothers of these poor girls. 

This needs to stop NOW!

Here is some info on the situation

Sixteen days ago, an estimated 234 girls between 16 and 18 years old were taken from a school in northeastern Nigeria by a group of Islamic militants called Boko Haram. That's what we know for sure.
The girls are believed to have been taken into Sambisa forest. The forest, reportedly quite thick and swampy and containing a sizable wildlife population ranging from monkeys to elephants, is a Boko Haram stronghold. Escapees report that once there the girls were asked to cook for the insurgents. Bystanders in the general area say that the girls have now been split up and subjected to mass wedding ceremonies. Some say they have been taken out of Nigeria. Some also say the girls are now "sex slaves," though that worry has been around from the time the girls disappeared, of course. The oft-reported rumor is they're being auctioned off for the equivalent of $12 USD. No one has yet verified these reports with any degree of certainty.  Source Gawker.com
Nigeria has offered  $300,000.00 REWARD FOR INFORMATION Source Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/07/us-nigeria-girls-idUSBREA450IO20140507?irpc=932

Some quotes from a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau  Source http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/05/world/africa/nigeria-abducted-girls/"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah," a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video first obtained by Agence France-Presse."There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women," he continued, according to a CNN translation from the local Hausa language.Boko Haram is a terrorist group receiving training from al Qaeda affiliates, according to U.S. officials. Its name means "Western education is sin." In his nearly hourlong, rambling video, Shekau repeatedly called for Western education to end."Girls, you should go and get married," he said

Here are a few ways you can help out.

1. Sign THIS  petition

2. #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS
Use social media to spread the word about what is happening in Nigeria

3. Get more information 
Read more by World Moms Blog contributor Jennifer Prestholdt in The Advocates for Human Rights post "Nightmare for Nigeria's Schoolgirls "

4. Show we are united and take it to social media! Take a photo with the #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS hashtag and show you support our girls. 
What if it was your daughter?

5. Like Bring Our Girls Back on Facebook



1 comment:

Sarah Hughes said...

Thanks for joining in and sharing!! It's just horrific!!!