As you may have heard, last month over 200 girls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram, an Islamic sect in northern Nigeria. Just this past Sunday, more girls were kidnapped in the village of Warabe.
Throughout the U.S. and the world, concerned individuals expressed their support for these innocent girls by tweeting #BringBackOurGirls.
This week, the U.S. Senate passed Resolution 433, which calls upon the U.S. and Nigeria to work together to not only quickly end this immediate crisis, but to stave off any such future events by promoting women’s rights and ensuring that schools are secure.
Please also urge your Senators to ask Secretary of State John Kerry to continue placing pressure on his Nigerian counterparts to work for the release of all kidnapped girls, put measures into place to effectively secure schools, and support efforts of moderate Muslim leaders and concerned Christians to work together toward peace in the country.
Though positive steps have been taken, as the days pass many of these young women are still being held captive and their families look to the rest of the world for support because they feel their government can not or will not help them.
While there is much the U.S. can still do, this story is already slipping from the headlines. Together we can take action that not only sheds light on this crisis, but also results in support for the safety and wellbeing of all Nigerians.
Thank you for your continued prayers and advocacy action!