#BringBackOurGirls 7/31/14

Another week gone by and they did not #BringBackOurGirls.

Rachel Daniel, with her son Bukar, 7, holds a picture of her daughter Rose, 17, at her home in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria. Rose was abducted with nearly 300 other pupils by Boko Haram

photo from http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/24/-sp-families-abducted-girls-fight-boko-haram-supine-government

CNN hasn’t posted a thing. Ebloa, Gaza, planes crashing.. the news has been so full of horrors that it is easy to let the girls slip under the rug. It is ONLY a few hundred girls. Other things are getting the headlines. I am not judging. It is human nature to move to the next big thing.

I was happy to see that The Guardian posted a story on the 24th. It gives the story a more personal touch. It talks about how the families are coping. The story tells about how one family has sacrificed to make sure their daughter has access to medical school. She was just a few months from taking her exams to enter. These are stories that we need to hear.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/24/-sp-families-abducted-girls-fight-boko-haram-supine-government

 

This is just one story. There are some details of other families, each with a story. Each with a commitment to provide their daughters with an education. They are trying to better their life. They are simply taking advantage of something that we take for granted in most of the world. An education.

This terror group does not want them to have it. They are winning. We cannot forget the girls, even if it is to help us understand that education for women is crucial to equality.

So the hashtag will keep going.

#BringBackOurGirls

 

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