#BringBackOurGirls Update 5/22

Another week has passed- did we #BringBackOurGirls?

Well, we are still several weeks into the trauma that has befallen the Nigerian girls. We do not appear to be any closer to a solution to getting them home to their families. Every day feels more and more hopeless to me, and these girls must be wondering if anyone is even looking for them at this point. It must be a very scary time for them, even if they were being treated well (which we all fear is not the case.)

Women in Abuja, Nigeria, hold a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 14, one month after nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The abductions have attracted national and international outrage.

Here are a few new stories from this week-

  • CNN reported that drones will be engaged in the search to find them
  • 80 US troops will be in Chad looking for them ( Chad?)
  • Boko Haram has made several attacks on villages, killing hundreds more people

We need to #BringBackOurGirls

Clearly there is no stopping this group with the current activities that are occurring. Military forces in Nigeria are apparently weak, and efforts to gather new resources are failing due to language barriers and funds between regions.

What can be done to help these girls, and certainly the people of Nigeria?

I have no idea. I just do not want this story to get lost in the endless media circus of drugged out singers, bad celebrity behavior and political drama. These are real people. Girls, made to suffer for the politics of a region that is in turmoil. It is wrong, and I just feel the need to do something, even if keeping the hashtag alive is all I can do.


Are you doing anything you can share with us? Are you tweeting the hastag? Are you posting news events on Facebook? Are there places we can write that can help encourage more action? Share in the comments. I would love to hear from you.


2 thoughts on “#BringBackOurGirls Update 5/22

  1. This story breaks my heart, but I’ll be honest I haven’t been sharing the stories and getting the word out here; not even reading enough on it since the first few days…something I need to change.

    Thanks for linking up for Y3W

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