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Activism: work for change

I tweeted:

"To activists who want to work for change, invest some time in humanity's future, get in touch with me."

I want to listen to fellow activists and see what we can do together, over the long term. Many things in this world need to change in Nigeria &everywhere else. I just want to listen/collaborate with fellow activists.

Later, when the girls are back to their homes, I'd like to split all the #BringBackOurGirls / Forgotten Ones project part of this site into a new site where we can continue work for change together.

- It will be an activist-lead web site.

What needs to be documented

We are a community of activists. Our common aim is to make a difference.

We need to refocus our energy on items that will help in the short term and long term.

So, as far as documentation in the wiki, we need two main things.

1) Document each and every demonstration, making sure our database is complete. If a page is missing for a country, let me know and I'll create it.
Check https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls/events and update our database accordingly.

FLORIDA: Mother's Day Silent Vigil @ Sunset (from home) to #BringBackOurGirls #BBOGFlorida

Mom's unite on Mother's Day to ‪#‎BringBackOurGirls‬ ‪#‎Florida‬ ‪#‎Sunset‬ from home ‪#‎SilentVigil‬ https://www.facebook.com/mothererinteresa/photos/a.215018791992757.10737...
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Proposed new donation policy for the #BringBackOurGirls movement

As I have just tweeted, I have just drafted a new policy document regarding donations for the #BringBackOurGirls cause.

Three different incidents caused me to take action and make our stance clear with regard to donations.

#beingbackourgirls

היי, אני כותבת את ההודעה הזאת מכמה סיבות. אחת מהן, היא שאני פשוט לא יכולה להישאר בשקט יותר. אחרת, הוא שאני מזועזעת מהדרך שבה ממשלת ניגריה מתמודדת עם הסיטואציה, והסיבה המשמעותית ביותר, היא ששאלתי מספר אנשים מסביבי אם הם שמעו על החטיפה של הבנות, ולא היו להם מושג על מה אני מדברת. כפי שאני בטוחה שאנשים רבים אחרים בעולם אינם מודעים לכך.
מה שהכי מכעיס אותי, הוא שאם משהו כזה היה קורה באמריקה או באירופה, העולם כולו היה נכנס לפעולה. אז למה זה שונה עכשיו?
האם האנשים האלה לא חשובים באותה מידה?

City-specific #BringBackOurGirls tags

I mentioned several time on the @BringGirlsBack channel that we need to split the stream into more specific and more useful streams. The #BringBackOurGirls has served its purpose and can still be used for that!

However, we are now past stage one. We need to move on to the next stage: empower local #BringBackOurGirls groups to organize themselves.
There are two problems now:
1) #BringBackOurGirls is too crowded and cannot be used at all to coordinate efforts.

Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Norwegian, etc...

I see a lot of comments in different languages.

My channel increasingly attracts tweets in many different languages: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, German, etc. That's great.

My questions to all my non-english speaking friends are the same:

1) what's the public/official reaction like in your countries?

2) are there any activist group formed yet?

3) Can they help with a wiki page on their languages? The content to add may depend on the specific needs of their countries, the existence or not of existing activist groups, etc.

Strength in numbers... of activists.

I keep repeating that our strength lies in numbers.

The channel @bringGirlsBack got +1000 followers yesterday, and another +1000 today, now reaching over 4000 followers.

What we need is not necessarily 10,000 followers, but more activists. We need the kind of people just like you, who feel that randomly retweeting #BringBackOurGirls is no-longer sufficient.

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