#BringBackOurGirls Day 121 has not brought us new results. After the exciting news last week that the girls were spotted by US military, I thought for sure that my posts were going to have only a limited time left.. No such luck!
#BringBackOurGirls Day 121 is too long
The girls are still away from their families.
The families are in fear for their other children.
And a country full of turmoil continues its fight with terrorists.
Among the stories of celebrity suicides, ebola and other news, the girls have once again gotten the back seat. No news stories to report. Even the hashtag melting away on Twitter. There are no high profile images with signs showing their support.
We are losing our focus on these girls.
There were many posts on social media about how a hashtag can’t change the world. I think it kept attention for awhile, but without more of a follow up it cannot be sustained.
There ARE sit-ins and protests going on in Nigeria, but they are getting little attention.
So this week, I searched the web to find what else is being done, closer to home. I found this website and it lists a very specific set of actions to take that can bring the focus back to the girls.
I challenge you to go to the site and take ONE action from the list. Just one.
Put your money where your mouth is- if you don’t think the hashtag and social media action is enough- do something. One thing. For 219 girls. Today.
We need to #BringBackOurGirls Now. Today.
Leave me a comment if you took action. Anything at all.