- UK Government
MadeEqual – a UK grassroots NGO – call for the British and Diaspora community stand united to over 250+ Nigerian schoolgirls being held hostage.
On April 14th an unthinkable tragedy happened. Whilst 200+ schoolgirls were preparing to sit for exams – exams remarkably similar to the ones thousands of teenagers across the UK will be preparing for shortly – a mass kidnapping took place in the school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria.
Update: It has emerged that another 11 girls have been abducted, this time from the village of Warabe. Whilst details are scarce, Boko Haram is also suspected to be behind these kidnappings.
It's imperative that UK unite and show their commitment. We need to act fast, it has been 3 weeks since the 200+ schoolgirls were abducted! Boko Haram have come out with a video claiming responsibility for the abductions.
We hope to get as many signatures as we can, in order to petition the UK government.
Please sign and share with 5 people to show our solidarity and support for the safe return of the schoolgirls.
- UK Government
As a member of the British public I stand with Made Equal in their call to action regarding the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls.
We are asking:
- For clarification about the identities and status of the missing girls and for action to be taken;
- For a public statement from the UK government offering support and assistance to the Nigerian Government to ensure the safe rescue of the schoolgirls;
- For the UK government to support and assist the Nigerian government in taking preventative measures to ensure the ongoing safety of all other schoolgirls throughout the country;
- For support for the right to education of girls in Nigeria, as well as in other conflict regions throughout the world, including ensuring their safe access to education; and
- For a united and coherent response from the UK to the use of sexual violence in conflict which targets girls pursuing an education.
Update: Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the kidnappings and Britain has offered support to Nigeria. However, he refuses to answer questions about what that support might be. Whilst we applaud him for hosting the Global Summit on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative next month, the fight to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and terror must be backed up with concrete actions.
Please sign the petition to signal to William Hague, and the whole UK government, that the British public still demand the aforementioned, including a statement that is concrete, comprehensive and detailed about the support that the UK is offering to Nigeria.
Note: as this petition is going to the UK government, please only sign if you are a British citizen or resident. Whilst we would love to get the support of the world, the reality is that our petition will have more impact if it comes from British constituents! Thank you.
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