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World Pulse Community Cries Out #BringBackOurGirls

Vweta, World Pulse Correspondent from Nigeria, marched in Johannesburg, South Africa with this simple, but powerful message.

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

photoCarolyn 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



photoRhoda 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





photoVweta 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


photoSoumya 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




photoGreengirl 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

3 Actions You Can Take Now

1

Click here to follow the global conversation on World Pulse.

2

Add your voice. Post to your World Pulse journal (register first if you are not yet a member) and tag your post #bringbackourgirls.

3

Make your voice louder. Sign the Change.org petition.


Comments

We are Rallying in NYC! LOVE WILL PREVAIL

The video from our last rally is below.. Please stay encouraged. We will bring them home!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLa2w-ryEoc

Blog
http://swcimpact.blogspot.com/2014/05/bringbackourgirls-social-media.html

We have to continue to Pray. We must also pray for Meriam the Sudanse Doctor and Mother sentenced to death for her Christian beliefs.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/05/19/sudanese-woman-spends-days-shack...

Our strength is in numbers and with prayer we can move mountain from our missing girls in Nigeria and Meriam... Coming together regardless of religion..

Best

Rochelle

ITS A RELIEF TO MOST PEOPLE WHO WERE HOPEFULLY GAZING, HOPING THAT LIGHT WILL PREVAIL AND IT DID........LUCKILY A MILITARY CAPTAIN SEEM TO KNOW WHERE THE GIRLS ARE BUT THEY CANNOT BE RESCUED......I WILL NOT REST UNTIL MY SISTERS ARE FOUND AND BROUGHT BACK.......HOME.....ALIVE.....GOD DO HELP US.

bubbleje's picture

Bring our girls back

Hi there, we are praying for the GIRLS to be released. Can they be more coward than this. Are women and GIRL children are market products for them to be taken like that. DO they ahve sense, please release them. They want to live their LIFE.
beatrice

jap21's picture

Hi World Pulse Community Blog

Awesome initiative.

Could I just add that we need more pictures on this? How about opening a special place for people to come in and share the pictures they have found in facebook, twitter and other social media, so that we can really grasp how the world is rallying against Boko Haram?

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Emily Garcia's picture

Posting Photos

Thank you for your initiative, Jackie. This is a great idea. If community members post photos in their journals and then tag the journal #BringBackOurGirls, all those photos will appear in one location when you search for this tag.

Or do you have another suggestion for how we could go about this on the site?

Lots of love,
Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

jap21's picture

Hi Emily

I think we should be able to see the pictures every time we get into the homepage, or into the pulse wire page, in a well featured space. We should also have the opportunity to click in the right hand side menu to see the pictures anytime from wherever we are navigating. Thus we would give the pics the great importance they have.

Also, please make it possible for us to share any picture we want in the different social media pages, so that we will keep the name of world pulse page in our posts, and people will be able to come back to world pulse to read and see more pictures about this issue.

We need to create a very strong network using the pictures.

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Emily Garcia's picture

Great feedback

Dear Jackie,

Thank you so much for your great feedback! While we do not have these capabilities currently on our existing site, we are in the process of developing a new website and so I will pass this information along to those in charge of the project.

I think these are really wonderful suggestions and I agree that these photos should be more visible inside and outside our community.

Thank you again,
Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

Mulheres Republicanas de Mozambique's picture

Bring back our Girls

It is sad what is happening with the Girls of Chibok in Nigéria, but there is nothing new about Boko Haram case. In Mozambique between 1977-1983, many Girls were in
The very same situation. The one protecting us was the known Dictator Samorá Machel because we were told that there were conflicts in the Givernment and the responsably for that Law of abducting Girls and Women and placed them in remote ares of Rural Mozambique is today the President of Mozambique.

This is a very controvérsias story. Many Girls specialists those who tried to run away were killed tourtured many still have marketing in their bodies til today. I hope the Girls are obediente in case the soldiers Takondadi care of them are not rapists, but good Men Appart from being members if Boko Haram.

My soldiers were fine when they killed they killed most militantes of RENAMO 2 times a week. I just hope the Girls will come out of there without wounds in their bodies and some day be Able to tell their story.

There was a diference between the story of the Girls of Nigéria today and my story. The diference was that we had Samorá Machel controling the tropos and as one of the soldiers ones told me " if we were not protected by President samorá Machel He Would put a baby in me". I was in the hands of those Men for 6 month. Many of the soldiers becaime my friends and the fez Alive are still my friends.

In 2003 i took my car Aline and derive the 70 km from Quelimane yo visit the vilage and the Veterans who guardei us. I was well received but most of those I knew were no longer there.

Ilda Maria Varela

UWA/ United women of Africa. SADAC - Mozambique

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