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Over 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – so why doesn't anybody care? #234girls

Hi!

I just signed the petition "Over 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – so why doesn't anybody care? #234girls" on Change.org.

It's important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link:

http://www.change.org/petitions/over-200-girls-are-missing-in-nigeria-so...

Thanks!

Kofoworola Jennifer

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Emily Garcia's picture

Thanks for posting!

Thank you so much for sharing this, Kofoworola.

Here I'm posting the information I received from the Coalition for Adolescent Girls calling for people to sign the same petition you've posted and including some additional contacts for those with ideas for further action:

"Dear CAG Members,

I am sure that many of you have been following the kidnapping of over 230 school girls in Nigeria as it has unfolded over the past two weeks. Most recently, reports indicate that the majority of the girls have been sold as child brides to members of the Boko Haram, an Islamist extremist group based in Northern Nigeria. Communities across the world are mobilizing under #BringBackOurGirls on Twitter and there is a change.org petition that you can access here with over 110,000 signatures urging the government of Nigeria to do all it can to bring the girls home safely. Please use these tools and whatever others you may have to keep the spotlight on this issue.

In addition to #BringBackOurGirls please feel free to use Girls Not Brides’ most recent girl-centered hashtag #Lead4Girls and note that Carla Koppel, the Chief Strategy Officer at USAID, has joined Twitter (@CarlaKoppell) and the USAID Sr. Coordinator, Susan Markham, also has a handle: @msmarkham. Feel free to contact me or Lyric Thompson of the ICRW at lthompson@icrw.org with any questions or ideas about how we might contribute to the global action surrounding this issue."

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

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