World Pulse Community Cries Out #BringBackOurGirls
Almost one month after over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok, Nigeria, most of the girls remain missing.
World Pulse members in and outside of Nigeria have been logging on to express their anguish, voice their fears, and urge action. They are protesting their governments, writing poetry, sharing petitions, celebrating signs of hope, and connecting with each other in support—ensuring these girls will not be forgotten.
Highlighted Voices on World Pulse
Carolyn Seaman celebrates the power of the Web in rallying global support for the abducted girls.
"Who would have thought that the hash tag could mobilize such global attention for a security challenge in such a little community in Nigeria?" —Carolyn Seaman, Nigeria
Rhoda Robinson penned a poem from the perspective of one of the captured girls.
"When will we be awakened from this terrible nightmare?" —Rhoda Robinson, Nigeria
Vweta was in South Africa when she heard the news of the abduction back home in Nigeria. She responded to the inaction of her government by marching to the Nigerian consulate in Johannesburg.
"Every day that has passed since these girls were first taken, I hold a silent vigil and join my heart and voice with those of others the world over." —Vweta, Nigeria
Soumya Vilekar of India joins her voice in solidarity with Nigerians with her poem against terror: "For the Sleeping Human In Us."
"Wake up people! Wake up nations!"—Soumya Vilekar, India
Greengirl reflects on this tragedy and what it means for the fragile state of girls' education in Nigeria.
"Every girl has a dream she longs to fulfill and we have a huge responsibility to make it happen. Together we can overcome our differences and create a world where terror does not thrive, rule, or reign." —Greengirl, Nigeria
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