We did not #BringBackOurGirls this week

Once again, no news to report. The days have been filled with Black Friday sales and fights and protests. I get all those things being important. More important than the 230 girls kidnapped by terrorists? No, I think not.

 

But there is no news this week of their whereabouts, about their fate nor about their families.

The countdown to the end of the year has begun. We are more than half a year into this horror. Can we even dare to hope that 2015 will bring a new story?

Maybe this can be our resolution. To do more. To bring them back. To at least try.

 

I challenge you all. Write a letter. Write a tweet, a FB post, a blog post. Call a representative for your area. Do not let the story die in the midst of our cheerful holiday season.

#BringBackOurGirls

 

#BringBackOurGirls, too long

I have been a bit delayed on my posts, and I apologize. A new job is kicking my butt, and blogging has had to take the second spot in my life. I am still here though!

 

This last week has seen some bad and good as usual. We saw that the Nigerian government teamed up with some local vigilantes and took back Chibok, where the girls are from.

The article on BBC noted that the town is not a particularly important one strategically in the battle against the terrorists. They have taken so many towns like it- but of course because of the news with the girls- more people are interested. A bittersweet success I suppose. More deaths and killings with the girls’ families. Even if they do get to return home, I am not sure what home looks like for them.

So we pass once again- another week. No news of the process of bringing the girls home.

I cannot help this week but give thanks for being able to live in a country where my daughter is free to get an education. She is free to marry whom she chooses when the day comes. Yes we have issues, but they are not like the ones in Nigeria. Equality is a far far stretch for them right now. It makes me grateful to have all that I do.

 

So- the call is the same to all of you- don’t forget them. Roll the hashtag. #BringBackOurGirls

 

#BringBackOurGirls, Month 7

Nothing good to report this week.. in fact, now the terrorists have taken Chibok.. it would appear that even releasing the girls now is fruitless, since they would only be under control in a different way.

 

Not sure what there is to say about this. It makes me feel ill really..

 

All we can do is hope, and keep the hashtag alive..

 

#BringBackOurGirls

#BringBackOurGirls, Day 207?

Another week, and no news. The terrorists are increasing their controls it seems, and more attacks occur.

 

I find the last 2 weeks have left me feeling rather hopeless again, and after all that news that there might be a release. I suppose we could be surprised, but it really would be a surprise at this point if things went easily.

I am still here. I still care.

#BringBackOurGirls