Over 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – Please RESCUE THEM! #BringBackOurGirls
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Over 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – Please RESCUE THEM! #BringBackOurGirls

    1. Ify Elueze
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      Ify Elueze

      Bonn, Germany

NOTE: We continue to show deep concern and support to the families of the abducted girls and give encouragement to all the international support Nigeria is recieving. Hoping, wishing and praying that all efforts being put into rescuing them, ensures their safe return.

In Nigeria, over 200 girls were recently abducted from their boarding school and are reported to be eventually sold as brides for $ 12 each. This petition calls on all World Leaders and enabled parties to rescue them. 

The abducted 200+ girls are victims of an ongoing conflict within Nigeria that they did not create, and their voices need to be heard. We can only imagine what these 200+ girls have been through, and solicit that more effortd be put to save them.

I am a young person who believes every child regardless of their sex, should not be denied access to education. We believe that more can be contributed to the efforts of the Nigerian government to ensure the safe return of these girls. 

By signing this petition we express our solidarity with the kidnapped girls and implore the world not to forget them, support all efforts to ensure their safe return, and that efforts are made to ensure all schools are safe places to learn, protected from attack.

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To:
World Leaders and International Organizations
By signing this petition we express our solidarity with the kidnapped girls and implore the world not to forget them, support all efforts to ensure their safe return, and ask that all schools are safe places to learn, protected from attack.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Nigerian government announces agreement to #BringBackOurGirls

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer

      Today the Nigerian government announced they have reached an agreement with Boko Haram in which the over 200 girls who have been missing for six months will be released. I’m overwhelmingly excited by this news and cautiously optimistic that this is the outcome we have all been fighting to achieve.

      Let's keep our hopes up to celebrate our greatest victory when these young women are finally back in the arms of their parents. For months we were able to keep attention and empathy alive for the girls and their families with this petition. None of this would have been possible had millions of people like you not spoken out to demand that the Nigerian government and governments around the world do everything possible to bring the girls home.

      My thoughts are with the girls and their families as they wait to be reunited. I cannot wait to be able to say #WeBroughtBackOurGirls.

      Yours, Ify

    2. Malala starts a petition for Nigerian girls

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer

      Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was shot in the head by the Taliban for standing up for girls’ right to education in Pakistan, is in Nigeria today to meet with some of the escaped kidnapped girls and their families.

      Together with them she made a statement to stand with the Nigerian girls who are still missing and with all girls around the world who are victims of violence and gender-based oppressions.

      This is an opportunity to remind the world of the continuing plight of the Nigerian girls and to demand further action from world leaders to bring them home to their loved ones.

      Please join me and sign Malala’s petition to show the world that together we are #StrongerThan fear, oppression and violence: www.change.org/StrongerThan

    3. 63 Women Kidnaped By Boko Haram Escape After Sect Suffered Heavy Casualty I

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      63 Women Kidnaped By Boko Haram Escape After Sect Suffered Heavy Casualty In Damboa Attack

      Chibok High school girls are still missing Some 63 out of about 70 women abducted in Borno State by suspected Boko Haram gunmen last week, have escaped from their captors, security sources and witnesses said.

    4. Reached 400,000 signatures
    5. German Development Minister Muller, visits Nigeria

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      German minister Müller visits Muslim girls' school in Nigeria

      "We have consciously chosen a school for Muslim girls," Gerd Müller said in the southern city of Ijebu-Ode on Wednesday. "These girls are the backbone of the country; they want, and must be able, to go to school."

    6. 20 women abducted in Nigeria; Boko Haram still holding 272 girls

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      20 women abducted in Nigeria; Boko Haram still holding 272 girls

      Gunmen abducted 20 women from a remote settlement in northeastern Nigeria as 272 schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram continued to languish in captivity, according to news reports Monday. The latest abductions follow dozens of kidnappings, attacks on villages and slayings of schoolboys and teachers since last year.

    7. Bring Back Our Girls protests banned in Nigeria's capital

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      Bring Back Our Girls protests banned in Nigeria's capital

      Nigerian police have banned protests in the capital Abuja by supporters of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants as the activists vowed to challenge the "illegal" move.

    8. Deborah Peters - The Girl who Survived

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      Boko Haram Survivor Tearfully Recounts Attack to D.C. Counterterror Panel

      Deborah Peters is the only female survivor of a Boko Haram abduction ever to visit Washington, D.C. A teenage girl from the village of Chibok, where hundreds of schoolgirls were recently abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, Peters is now a student in the US.

    9. Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and the Pope asked: #BringBackOurGirls

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      Pope Francis Tweets For Safety of Nigerian Schoolgirls

      Thank you, Susan. Now to a powerful voice being added to in the huge chorus to free the Nigerian schoolgirls. Pope Francis tweeting let us all join in prayer for the immediate reels of the schoolgirls... See More

    10. Malala keeps on sending positive messages to our friends and sisters

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      Malala Yousafzai: 'Girls in Nigeria are my sisters'

      Malala Yousafzai, the world's most famous advocate for girls' right to education, tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour that "girls in Nigeria are my sisters." Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Pakistani Taliban in her native country in 2012. The group targeted her because of our outspoken support for girls' education.

    11. Our kidnapped girls 'shown' in new Boko Haram video praying...

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      Video 'shows missing Nigeria girls'

      A new video released by Islamist militants Boko Haram claims to show around 100 girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria last month. The group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, said they would be held until all imprisoned militants had been freed. He said the girls had converted to Islam.

    12. Michelle Obama's Mother's Day Address: A Plea for Nigeria's Kidnapped Girls

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      Michelle Obama's Mother's Day Address: A Plea for Nigeria's Kidnapped Girls

      First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the White House weekly address on Saturday, in honor of Mother's Day, to continue bringing attention to the nearly 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria on April 15. The weekly address, usually given by President Obama, is the first such solo address given by the First Lady.

    13. China vows to help Nigeria find missing girls

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      China vows to help Nigeria find missing girls

      Abuja - China has vowed to help Nigeria find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday after meeting visiting Premier Li Keqiang. "China promised to assist Nigeria in our fight against terror, especially in our commitment and effort to rescue the girls that were taken away from a secondary school," he said following talks in the capital, Abuja.

    14. 6 US Troops Arrive to Find Missing Nigerian Girls

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      6 US Troops Arrive to Find Missing Nigerian Girls

      The U.S. military was limited in what it could do to help rescue the kidnapped Nigerian girls by restrictions imposed by the Nigerian government, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's chief spokesman said Friday. "It's not that we don't share a sense of urgency here," said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the...

    15. Reached 300,000 signatures
    16. USA SUPPORTS! The world leaders are giving help find our girls!

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      U.S. To Send Team To Nigeria In Response To Girls' Kidnapping

      Posted: Print Article WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. will do everything it can to help Nigeria find nearly 300 teenage girls missing since they were kidnapped from school three weeks ago by an Islamist extremist group that has threatened to sell them.

    17. America will send F.B.I agent to Rescue our Girls

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

      Posted: Print Article U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is offering law enforcement assistance to help rescue more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a senior Justice Department source told The Huffington Post on Monday.

    18. Reached 200,000 signatures
    19. "We will sell the Girls"

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer

      The most anguishing video confirmation from the abductors concerning these abducted girls has been released to international media. They have declared their intention to sell these innocent girls.It is inhumane and heart breaking!

      I feel the slice of deep anguish, all instincts crying out: "I AM WILLING TO BUY BACK MY SISTERS AND FRIENDS", and I know that this is the same for their families. We should not have come to this point, to even consider...

      Can the world not hear their plea?!! "Save us...rescue us"!!!!
      World leaders, President, Human Rights groups, International Agencies:
      #BringBackOurGirls!

      http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/05/world/africa/nigeria-abducted-girls/index.html?hpt=iaf_c1

    20. Boko Haram admits abducting Nigeria girls from Chibok

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      Boko Haram admits girls' abduction

      Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram says it carried out the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in April. About 230 girls are still believed to be missing, prompting widespread criticism of the Nigerian government. "I abducted your girls," Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video obtained by the AFP news agency.

    21. Reached 150,000 signatures
    22. No No No!!!! 3 Abducted Girls Dead, 18 others are Sick – Channel 4 News

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer
      #BringBackOurGirls: Three Abducted Girls Dead, Eighteen Others Now Sick - Channel 4 News

      The jihadis who kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls two weeks ago say they are "willing to consider" the release of those who have not already been trafficked abroad and sold into marriage. The girls' abductors, who have been in regular direct contact with a government intermediary, also report that three of their teenaged captives have died - although they did not state how this happened.

    23. Reached 100,000 signatures
    24. World At School's Global Youth Ambassadors support #BringBackOurGirls

      Ify Elueze
      Petition Organizer

      International organizations from all over the world are in strong support of the campaign to rescue the abducted girls in Chibok Nigeria.

      http://www.aworldatschool.org/news/entry/Nigeria-abducted-girls-youth-advocates-urge-action

      #BringBackOurGirls: Global Youth Ambassadors call for action on missing Nigerians

      Nigerian youth advocates have called on the country's president and the international community to do more to find 276 schoolgirls still missing after being abducted by gunmen. The A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors from the African nation have signed a declaration using the hastag #BringBackOurGirls to President Goodluck Jonathan and world leaders - and you can add your voice here.

    Supporters

    @eddieizzard

    May 02, 2014

    200 girls still missing 2 weeks after being abducted. Keep this in the news & back #BringBackOurGirls: http://t.co/amoGdAETXX

    Eddie Izzard
    3.12M followers

    @SarahBrownUK

    May 01, 2014

    Let the world not forget 200 missing school girls in #Nigeria sign the @Change petition http://t.co/Jz10M1XEGN & stand to #BringBackOurGirls

    Sarah Brown
    1.21M followers

    @TherealTaraji

    Apr 30, 2014

    Over 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – so why doesn't anybody care? #234girls http://t.co/sqCXSxkSKE via @ChangeGER

    Taraji P. Henson
    2.61M followers

    Reasons for signing

    • maya wild LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 17 hours ago

      We need to spotlight this abduction. They seem to be forgotten about. I find it so hard to understand how this many girls can go missing and seemingly nothing is done and very little press coverage.

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    • Jackie Sheridan LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      The girls have a human right to freedom, education and to be with their families. I find the continuation of children being forced into underage marriage and sex completely unacceptable.

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    • Brad Gibson CABOOLTURE, AUSTRALIA
      • 1 day ago

      you have to own something first before you can sell it and no one owns these girls .... any MAN who is involved in these type of actions is a disgusting excuse for a human being and should be publicly flogged to death .... stay strong girls and know you are in our thoughts and prayers .... Gibson

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    • Reni Karagiozova VARNA, BULGARIA
      • 1 day ago

      this is heartbreaking, no person alive deserve this. I am sad about the fact that the government are hardly doing anything so this is time where we should step up and unite with all of the other countries. I am from Bulgaria and I fully support this petition and I follow the movement every day !

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    • Cara Parks WALNUTCOVE, NC
      • 1 day ago

      this is so sad #bringbackourgirls

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