The forgotten ones project

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Introduction

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General introduction to the Forgotten Ones Project: see sub-sections.

Who are the Forgotten Ones?

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The Forgotten Ones are probably the most miserable people on this Earth and who are largely neglected by the media of the rich countries.
They are the people whose desperate cries are too distant to be heard.
They are the people without any access to any modern technologies, especially, crucially, computers and the internet.
They are the orphans and the handicapped children forgotten in some East Europe orphanage.
They are the starving people is some sub-Saharan countries.
They are the children who are born, raised and who spend their whole youth in some long-term refugee camp.

Opportunity

Malcom Gladwell, a staff writer at The New Yorker, devotes half of his best seller, " Outliers The Story of Success", explaining that opportunity plays a critical role for success. Indeed, as he clearly demonstrates, opportunity is as important as personal merit, if not even more so.

The Forgotten Ones are those who were completely deprived of all the opportunities that we take for granted in life (e.g. basic human rights, access to education, to information, to counselling) though through no fault of their own.

What are the objectives of this project?

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The main objective of the Forgotten Ones Project is to give a voice to some of the most miserable people on this planet who are simply unheard and forgotten by our media and by the blogosphere.

You can help us to:
- document the plight of the poorest, most abandoned people on Earth.
- gather documentation, news articles, facts, statistics, etc and add them in the appropriate section of this wiki.
- investigate the root cause of the problems.
- document existing solutions, active charities, individuals who are dedicated to providing relief.
- blog about all the above so as to raise awareness about all of the above in the blogosphere.

How can I help?

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How can you help? We're glad that you asked the question.

1 hour a month

Are you able to dedicate one (1) hour a month to this project? Our first goal is to build up a community of contributors who are willing to donate as little as one hour of their time on a monthly basis in order to develop the project. Individually, it's not much. Together, we can build something strong.

Understand

First, spend time to read about the project and its objectives. Most importantly, spend some time to read about the Forgotten Ones themselves, their plight. It is important to understand the root causes of the problem if we want to find a lasting solution.

Communicate

Social media

The Forgotten Ones project is about helping those who are usually forgotten and rarely talked about in the media. What we can do is be the Voice of the Forgotten Ones. Talk about them to people around you. Use your social media, your blogs, etc to write about them.

Wiki

This project is wiki-based. To reach its full potential, we need your help to improve the content of the wiki so that it becomes more informative, a rallying point for good-hearted people who want to help.

Solutions

Help us document solutions. Solutions can fall into several categories: short term relief, long term systemic changes, etc. They are complementary. Maybe you have ideas of your own: let us know.

Start by browsing the Solutions section of the Forgotten Ones project wiki.

The Forgotten Ones

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See below for specific articles on the Forgotten Ones.

The Children

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See also

External resources

The Refugees

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This section is part of the Forgotten Ones Project and will deal with refugees of all kinds and in every places, especially war refugees, long term refugees, refugee camps, etc.

Children born and raised in refugee camps

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Being born in a refugee camp

One can imagine how traumatic it can be on the young mother to give birth in a refugee camp, and what long term impact it may have on the baby. But whatever the circumstance that brought the family to take refuge, it is hard to believe that many remain in the camp for very long periods of time. Many children and thus born and raised within the confines of the camp, and receive whatever schooling the relief agencies are able to provide.

In one refugee camp alone, the Zaatari Regugee Camp in Jordan1 which shelters refugees from the Syrian civil war, around 30,000 babies are delivered within the camp's only clinic equipped with a delivery room and which operates 24/72.

Long term refugee camps

Theoretically, refugee camps are meant to provide temporary relief (shelter and provision for basic human needs. They are not meant to last beyond what's necessary to recover from a natural disaster (earthquake, flood, drought and famine, etc.) or from some man-made disaster (civil war, genocide...).

Unfortunately, some camps have existed for decades. Many among those born in the camps end up spending most, if not all, their childhood there. They are thus deprived of the most basic opportunities that we (who can access this web site and read this article) have taken for granted our entire lives.

For example, the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya, has been operating for over 20 years and now houses 300,000 people and three generations of refugees 3.

See also

  • Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya, operating since the early 1990s.

External resources

    Wikipedia:
  • Budburam, a refugee camp in Ghana, in operation since 1990.

News stories

http://www.refugeesinternational.org/ http://www.unhcr.org/ http://www.provisionofhope.com/" href="#footnote4_3y07m5c">4

Dadaab refugee camp

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See also

External resources

Organizations working in Dadaab: @UNHCR_Kenya
People working in Dadaab: @SiljaOstermann @RefugeeHope @marynthenya

Documents

UNHCR Dadaab Updates

UNHCR Dadaab Updates: Refugee Camps in Garissa County:

News items

War refugees

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The Syrian Civil War

Zaatari refugee camp

The Zaatari refugee camp, located in Jordan, is sheltering 160,000 Syrian refugees. It costs £700,000 a day to run1

The Rohingya people

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Campaign to Save The Rohingya

Take action!

You can use this section of this wiki page to document action points for people who would like to help.

External resources

Selected tweets

https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/462843255206719489
https://twitter.com/JamilaHanan/status/472531682219032576

#BringBackOurGirls

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This page is part of The Forgotten Ones Project.

276 Nigerian school girls have been abducted from their school in April 2014... and the media response has been underwhelming.

Make sure to consult and share our database of worldwide #BringBackOurGirls demonstrations.

The one and only official #BringBackOurGirls official web site is bringbackourgirls.ng. Bookmark it, consult it and share the link.

Underlying issues / Long term action

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The schoolgirl kidnapping is only one criminal event among a long series of violent attacks. This section of the wiki is to start thinking about the underlying causes of this atrocity. Not only we have to bring the girls back, but we also need to make sure it does not happen again!

We need: researchers, people on the ground (Nigerians), wiki editors, etc.

Then we need a list of possible ideas on how to address each specific issue. You may discuss your personal opinions in the blog section, then link to your blog entry in the wiki. Then we can edit the wiki to progressively elaborate a long-term action plan.

We need to properly analyse the systemic issues, explain and list them here. Then we need to put pressure on key people to make sure those issues are addressed.

Charities and NGOs active in Nigeria

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List of charities actively involved in Nigeria.

Note: there is a big difference between the South and the North of the country. The need is greatest in the north, but the security situation is worse. A charity having operations in Nigeria does not mean it operates where help is the most urgently needed.

UNFPA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Population_Fund
http://www.unfpa.org/
https://twitter.com/UNFPA

Children / education

    Child Health Advocacy Initiative

    http://www.chainitiative.org/ @ChildAdvocacyNG The focus of CHAI is to promote child survival in Nigeria(USAID Initiative).The coordinator is Mrs. Lola Alonge, a P.R expert and Author of Baby and Child Care.

    A World at School

    See main article: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/a_world_at_school

    Kechie's Project

    Twitter: @KechiesProject Their Nigeria information page: http://www.kechiesproject.org/african-programs-1.html
    "Kechie's Project is a non-profit organization committed to empowering girls to become future leaders. We provide academic and social support to girls in underserved communities in America and Africa."

    SOS Children in Nigeria

    http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/sponsor-a-child/africa/nigeria

    From the website: In Nigeria, around 15 million children are engaged in child labour, many in very dangerous conditions. About 360,000 children live with HIV/AIDS. The child mortality rate stands at 138 per 1,000 live births. Around 30% of children under the age of five are underweight. With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children in Nigeria by sponsoring a child.

    Stepping Stones Nigeria

    http://www.steppingstonesnigeria.org/

    From the website: Widespread violations of children’s rights take place throughout the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The combination of high poverty levels, environmental degradation and corruption mean that many children do not enjoy their basic rights. These include the rights to food, water, housing, health and education.

    The deeply held belief in child ‘witches’ also has a significant negative effect on children’s rights. These children often suffer frequent violations of their rights to be free from torture, violence and abuse. Children who have been stigmatised as witches are usually rejected or abandoned by their families and communities. As with other street children, this means their rights to family life, to play, to be free from economic exploitation, and to be suitably cared for are all abused. Most importantly, the killing of children who have been stigmatised as 'witches' violates one of the most important rights – the right to life.

    Health

    TY Danjuma Foundation

    See main article: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/ty_danjuma_foundation

    Development

    Caritas Nigeria

    @JDPCN Justice Development and Peace Caritas in Nigeria
    http://caritasnigeria.org/

    From the website: "Caritas Nigeria was established in September 2010 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), as a specialized national development agency with a mandate for overall coordination of development programs for the Catholic Church in Nigeria. Although independently registered, Caritas Nigeria is an arm of the Church and Society Department of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN)."

    http://eienigeria.org/ EnoughisEnough Nigeria (EiE)

    VSO

    http://www.vso.org.uk/about/where-we-work/nigeria

    From the website: "Nigeria is one of VSO’s longest running programmes. Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa and a vibrant country with huge potential. The current areas of VSO Nigeria’s work are HIV and AIDS, education, secure livelihoods and national volunteering. VSO’s involvement in Nigeria also includes International Citizen Service youth volunteering programmes for British and Nigerian youths."

    Watchdogs

Corruption within Nigerian government

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This wiki page is a place holder. Use it to document corruption within the Nigerian government and also the way the government does not seem to care about its people's welfare.

Government handling of the Boko Haram insurgency

They way the Nigerian federal government handled (or didn't handle) the Boko Haram insurgency in general and the Chiboq schoolgirls kidnapping in particular has been widely criticized in Nigeria and worldwide.

Many news articles maintain that the Nigerian government is infiltrated by Boko Haram.

Some feel the government is insincere in fighting the insurgency and had been misinforming the world about its seriousness and the real casualty figures. 1

It is difficult to get reliable information about the regular Boko Haram crimes (abduction, massacres) even with a few days delays given the reluctance of the Government to relay such information and the fact that the region is not connected with the outside world.

There have been unconfirmed reports that 15 senior Nigerian military officers have been court martialed and found guilty of providing information and ammunition to Boko Haram militants. 2

Help

Action points:
- Extract from news articles specific examples of government corruption.
- If you are Nigerian and know of specific examples, you can discuss them in your blog (on this site or elsewhere) and list them here.

"How do you deal with a government which is not sincere in fighting Boko Haram?" asks coommark 3 Ideas and proposed action points welcome.

See also

News articles

Education in Nigeria

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Help

Here is a laundry list of items to do but that are not being done for lack of manpower. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

- Contact individual charities and NGO and ask them whether they are active on the ground in Nigeria and if so, how far North in the country (which Nigerian province).

- Look for other children education charities and add them to the list below.

- Contact individual charities and ask them whether they have experience acting in areas where security is a concern: can a home-school, distance-learning scheme be put in place?

- Generally speaking, it is not enough to list education charities on this page. We need to figure out which is in a position to help. Even if they are not active in Nigeria, do they have experience in other parts of the world in a similar situation and can they help provide expertise, advice etc.

- Do some research and look for important statistics regarding education in Nigeria and present them here. Some key information can be extracted from news articles.

- We need to improve this page (and others), reorganise the information.

News

Charities

https://twitter.com/Botbitrus
"I recently started my NGO, ECCAD Foundation, we are at the process of registering with CAC, I will appreciate any assistance. We work in the area of early Childhood Care, we will appreciate Resources in form of books, office equipment & advice."
https://twitter.com/Botbitrus/status/465727166018486272

A world at school:
http://www.aworldatschool.org/
https://twitter.com/aworldatschool
5 action for Safe Schools in Nigeria http://www.aworldatschool.org/pages/take-action-for-safe-schools

CAREducation Trust - EDUCATING & EMPOWERING CHILDREN
http://careducation.org/
https://twitter.com/CAREducationUK

http://www.stevesinnottfoundation.org.uk/ @SSFoundation The Foundation continues Steve Sinnott’s promotion of the UN goal for every young person everywhere to have the opportunity to access quality education.

http://www.sendmyfriend.org/ @sendmyfriend Education for all by 2015. In 2014 we're reminding world leaders that every child has an equal right to learn. Free schools resource pack.

Other relevant charities (need to be sorted. See action points at the top):
@SavetheChildren, @UNESCO, @UNICEFEducation & @CAFODSchools

Safe Schools

https://twitter.com/comfortekpe
https://twitter.com/comfortekpe/status/465804061137436672
"Does Nigeria support the #SafeSchools movement? If so, let's join hands together."

The concerns for safety are not new; the challenge facing school systems in particular is not only enormous but real and urging.But I am Very glad to announce to Nigerians and to the whole world that our dear beloved country Nigeria has also embraced the concept of Safe Schools Initiative, the Nigerian government has finally supported/adopted the Safe Schools initiative.
It's a great announcement for me being a safety practitioner.
All hands on deck as we are in for great life saving ride. The safe schools initiative has been launched by the Nigerian Business leaders group with the Global Leaders for Education (GBC- EDUCATION) partnership.

This came as part of the actions taken by the the BringBackOurGirls campaign to strengthen school safety across Nigeria and globally. Already The Nigerian Government has pledged $10m in support of safe schools according to the former prime minister of United Kingdom.

Safe Schools initiative is movement geared towards protection providing a safe and comfortable learning environment for our future leaders.
The project will with 500 schools as the pilots in northern states, the “Safe Schools Initiative” will focus on school and community interventions, with special measures for the most at-risk and vulnerable children. The initiative will build community security groups to promote safe zones for education, consisting of teachers, parents, police, community leaders and young people themselves.

Since we now have the financial support, what next?

Will this children really be safe and protected from the very things that deprived them of their learning opportunities?
Will the 'safe schools initiative' be extended to our tertiary institutions as well?

What Safe Schools Initiative will mean for the Nigerian Child in school:

This will mean a level of reassurance that the child is loved, protected and a safe and respectable learning environment is provided for knowledge/skills acquisition. It means a variety of programs and services that are designed to contribute to the maintenance and establishment of safe and positive learning environments and removing to the barest minimum all forms of threats to the child (Boy/Girl).
While the schools staff will be trained to become safety officers , the students should equally be trained on basic safety as part of their curriculum.

Common threats and barriers to school safety?

1. Ongoing community crisis
2. Lack of effective access control
3. Absence of effective or inconsistent leadership
4. Poorly managed schools facilities
5. Lack of consistent enforcement of discipline policies by school staffs at all levels
6. Lack/inadequate safety training for staff and students
7. Poor emergency/crisis management skills

Therefore, in view of the above it will be pertinent to note that the barriers needs to be eliminated as a control for effective Safe Schools because to maximize safety in schools, the adults in charge must control it.
School safety has become the leading issue for parents, students, teachers, and school administrators according to numerous surveys, polls, and research articles(Landen, 1992; Sautter, 1995).
Fear is best managed by education, communication, and preparation but not denial. The government should assist to Educate the school community members to define the issues and appropriate context. Communicate with school community members to discuss risk reduction, heightened security, and emergency preparedness strategies.
Schools personnel need to maintain a "heightened awareness" for suspicious activity and to report same to all appropriate authorities with records of the event. This may include suspicious vehicles on and around campus, suspicious persons in and around school buildings including those taking photographs or videotaping, suspicious packages around the building perimeter and/or in the school, and suspicious information seeking efforts by phone or by unknown "visitors''.
Slowly but surely, Safe Schools is a REALITY.

References
Landan, W. (1992). Violence and our schools:What can we do? Updating School Board Policies, 23:1, 3-7.

See also

External resources

Pretty pictures

Retweeting pretty pictures is not enough. More concrete action is required to actually make a difference. But still, they can inspire. So here:

https://twitter.com/CAREIndia/status/466842139607842816/photo/1

Extremist insurgency: Boko Haram

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The Nigerian civil war was very violent and political power is uneasily shared between largely Christian/traditional south Nigeria (in charge for longtime) and the largely Muslim north (more neglected and poor).

News

Council on Foreign Relations [05 May 2014]: Boko Haram
http://www.cfr.org/nigeria/boko-haram/p25739

Nigerian government handling of the insurrection

The Nigerian government took into custody wives and family members of Boko Haram militants:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/nigeria/1...

"Contrary to the public rejection of any swap deal by the Nigerian government, there are some on-the-ground talks taking place," the source said. "An agreement was reached about two or three days ago in principle to start releasing some prisoners."

He said that among the prisoners that the group wanted released would be wives and families of Boko Haram fighters, some of whom have been taken into custody by the Nigerian government in order to exert emotional pressure on the fighters themselves. "The group also has a list of lower-level fighters that it wants released as well, but they are not high-profile ones," the source added.

Boko Haram funding

New Scientist suggests part funding from illegal ivory trade.
New Scientist 17 May volume 222 number 2969 page 10 and 11: "Meanwhile Nigeria's Boko Haram is targeting elephants in Cameroon".

Nigerian Summit in Paris

French president Hollande held a summit in Paris Saturday 17th May with representatives from Nigeria, Nigerian neighbouring countries, UK and USA to discuss the security situation in Nigeria.

Hollande said about Boko Haram that the weapons come from Libya but they must investigate more about funding sources.

Conclusions du "Sommet de Paris pour la sécurité au Nigeria"
https://twitter.com/Elysee/status/467693069413146624
http://www.elysee.fr/declarations/article/conclusions-du-sommet-de-paris...

Nigeria : le sommet de Paris déclare la guerre à Boko Haram

See also

External resources

Effects of the Boko Haram insurgency on the local population

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Affected regions

Since Spring 2014, Boko Haram captured about 20 cities in the States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

Population

Casualties

About 13,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the Boko Haram isurection in 2009 to the end of 2014.

In January 2015, in a single attack in the city of Baga, NE Nigeria, Boko Haram killed 2,000 people, mostly women, children, and elderly people, who hadn't had time to escape before the onslaught. 1

Abductions

The Chibok Girls who were mass-abducted in April 2014 and which gave rise to the BringBackOurGirls movement, although the biggest mass abduction perpetrated by Boko Haram, is unfortunately not the only one.

Human Rights Watch estimates that around 500 young women have been abducted by Boko Haram over the last 5 years.

Refugees

In total, about 1,5 million Nigerian people have been displaced and became refugees, both within Nigeria and by crossing the border into neighbourhing countries. According to the UNHCR, over 100,000 Nigerian fled to Niger, 39,000 to Cameroon and 2,800 to Chad, thereby also endengering the economic structures of those already fragile regions. For example, in November 2014, Boko Haram killed 48 Nigerian traders who were going to Chad to buy some fish. Boko Haram also blocked the trading routes leading to fishing villages situated on the shores of lake Chad. 2

Economy and livelihood

For the population that does remain home, it is feared that the Boko Haram insurgency is critically disrupting the economic life and the ability of the local population to feed themselves. Farmers are abandoning their fields, where is has become unsafe for them to work.

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Reaction of the Nigerian government to the Boko Haram insurgency

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Nigerian forces

The Nigerian forces have been so far mostly unable to counteract the Boko Haram insurgency. In NE Nigeria, the government forces are losing ground to the Boko Haram militia. Some of the military's strongholds and forts are being surrounded: the soldiers only dare going out in large numbers. The government forces are demoralized, overwhelmed, infiltrated by corrupt elements. 1

What's worse, Nigerian forces sometimes employ the same terror tactics as Boko Haram. For example, in April 2013, one Nigerian soldier is killed in an ambush. In reprisal, the government forces burn 2,000 homes. 2

News

See also

External resources

Human trafficking

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http://www.worldsblackhole.net/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su81QM75gW0&

Nigeria's Foreign relations

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Nigerian Justice and law enforcement system

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"How to fight Boko Haram and rebuild Nigeria"
http://en.minguo.info/blogs/femiowolade/how_to_fight_boko_haram_and_rebu...
-> mentions criminal justice, forensic science, etc.

Failures of Nigerian Federal government

The Nigerian Federal government has had the policy to take into custody the wives and family members of Boko Haram members, thus exacerbating the tension between the two sides. On May 19th, Boko Haram expressed its willingness to release some of the schoolgirls in exchange of members of their family held captive by the government. See: B/Haram may release over 100 girls next week:

“Contrary to the public rejection of any swap deal by the Nigerian government, there are some on-the-ground talks taking place,” the source said, adding that “an agreement was reached about two or three days ago in principle to start releasing some prisoners.”

He said among the prisoners that the group wanted released would be wives and families of Boko Haram fighters, some of whom had been taken into custody by the Nigerian government in order to exert emotional pressure on the fighters.

Links

Nigeria Police Force @PoliceNG http://www.npf.gov.ng/
Presidential Spokesman, Nigeria @abati1990

Nigerian solutions to Nigerian problems

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Here are some Nigerian people who have registered here and can help us understand the situation from a Nigerian perspective and develop solutions approved and carried out by Nigerian people:
@coommark @Isacosunny @femi_owolade

Reactions by the Nigerian authorities to the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping

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If the lack of initial coverage by the western media is really outrageous, the response (or lack thereof) by the Nigerian authorities is outright shocking.

Initial reaction

For weeks after the kidnapping, it was unclear how many schoolgirls were actually kidnapped.

President Jonathan was still organizing political rallies 2 weeks after the kidnapping.

Then, over two weeks after the abduction, on the 2nd May, President Jonathan, at long last, set up Presidential Committee:
http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/160029-breaking-kidnapped-girls-jonat...
We can only guess that all the protests at home and those being planned abroad to #BringBackOurGirls have finally pressured the Nigerian government to step up their efforts in their search for the girls.

Reactions to offers of help from abroad

For weeks, the Nigerian government had refused help from abroad. However, under pressure, they eventually relented and accepted help from the UK, USA, France and Israel.

Reactions to peaceful protests at home

http://bringbackourgirls.ng/and-finally-they-attacked-us-the-site-the-me...

PRESS RELEASE June 3: Response to Purported Ban on All Protests on the Chibok Girls in FCT by Police Commissioner.

News

The names of over 200 kidnapped girls being compiled only 2 weeks after:
http://www.ynaija.com/bringbackourgirls-names-of-over-200-kidnapped-girl...

This investigative report has interesting details of the government's action:
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/04/nigerias-stolen-gi...
(We need help extract the most important information and put it here.)

The New York Times 23 May 2014: "Nigeria’s Army Hampers Hunt for Abducted Schoolgirls"
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/24/world/africa/nigerias-army-holding-up-...

Punchng.com 24 May 2014: ‘N489m Nigerian-made drone not fit for Sambisa operations’
http://www.punchng.com/news/n489m-nigerian-made-drone-not-fit-for-sambis...

See also

Religion and Interfaith dialogue in Nigeria

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News

Organizations

http://shamsiali.com/ @ShamsiAli2 "A non Profit organization working on education, interreligious, inter-community and inter-cultural partnership for Peace" Although based in New York, USA, this Muslim organisation may help us with their insights.

Social inequalities & poverty in Nigeria

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Wikipedia - Corruption in Nigeria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Nigeria

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: Nigeria's Corruption Busters
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/nigerias-corruption-busters.html

Charities fighting extreme poverty

http://www.actionaid.org.uk/ @ActionAidUK "Help us break the cycle of poverty for women and girls worldwide."

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/ @DFID_UK "We are the Department for International Development (DFID). We lead the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. Tweeting on #UKaid and #GlobalDev"

See also

Trade policies

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How trade policies by Western/Northern countries are holding back most of Africa.

Oil:
http://csis.org/files/publication/anotes_0212.pdf

Women's rights in Nigeria

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Help

Here is a laundry list of items to do but that are not being done for lack of manpower. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

- Contact individual charities and NGO and ask them whether they are active on the ground in Nigeria and if so, how far North in the country (which Nigerian province).

- Look for other charities empowering girls and women and add them to the list below.

- Contact individual charities and ask them whether they have experience acting in areas where security is a concern. What could be done to improve women's status? What resources would be required?

- Generally speaking, it is not enough to list education charities on this page. We need to figure out which is in a position to help. Even if they are not active in Nigeria, do they have experience in other parts of the world in a similar situation and can they help provide expertise, advice etc.

- Do some research and look for important statistics regarding women status in NE Nigeria and present them here. Some key information can be extracted from news articles.

- We need to improve this page (and others), reorganise the information.

Girls right to education

Check our wiki page on education.

Women's rights

http://leplus.nouvelobs.com/contribution/1202091-enlevements-meurtres-vi...

Women's health

Solutions

Charities and NGOs

http://care.org/ http://www.careinternational.org.uk/ @CARE @careintuk "CARE fights global poverty with an emphasis on empowering women and girls with education, and maternal health and microfinance resources!"

http://www.femageworld.org/ @femage "In the world today women from minority backgrounds are the highest victims of domestic abuse and other forms of social degradation due to inherited cultural stereotypes. Our objective is to assist victims determine their own future and work to empower."

See also

Action: what we can do

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Below are a list of reactions and actions regarding the Nigerian Schoolgirl kidnapping.
We need your help to update each of the sub-sections.

See also:

"I want to help. What can I do?"

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Can you help?

I want to help. What can I do?

Thank you for coming forward! When faced with such human tragedy, doing nothing is not an option.

So, what can you do? There is no single answer to this question! Below we offer a few suggestions. There are many things you could help with, from the simplest things that you can do for short period of times, to more involved action. You can decide for yourself how your time and effort can be best invested for short term and long term relief. Note that this is a wiki page: if you have better ideas for actions, you may edit it and add them here.

Long term project

The tragedy of the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls has deeply rooted causes. We wish it were as simple as 1) #BringBackOurGirls 2) go back to our normal lives. Our action, in order to be meaningful, must be planned over the long term.

Please, understand that the wiki here is the most important part of our long term strategy to create change. Read: The potential potency of a wiki as a tool for Change and Activism.

Letter writing campaign

You can help by using your own words and write a letter to key individuals.
See:

On this wiki

We do our best to document all possible courses of action, as well as all the related actions pursued by individuals and organizations anywhere in the world. Start by browsing this wiki and see what is (still) being done and where your help will be most appropriate.

We can *always* need more help with keeping the wiki up to date, improving it and expanding it.
As a start, you can check this blog entry:
http://en.minguo.info/blogs/augustin/how_to_help_with_the_wiki_its_easy

Food crisis

There are scores of related issues.

See the blog entry: "Fodd crisis in the north a major concern":
http://en.minguo.info/blogs/innocent002/food_crises_in_the_north_a_major...

Let augustin know if you want to help contact NGOs and relief agencies like the WFP which may be better equipped to properly assess the situation on the ground and establish a proper action plan.

Demonstrations

Check http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/demonstrations
Support your local organisers or organize your own event.
We also need good liaison people. See http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/liaisons .

[Update Sept. 2014] The drive to hold demonstrations was strong during the first few months, but largely died down during the summer. By now, the whole world knows about this tragedy. Maybe we should now focus our efforts elsewhere.

Nigerians

We want to work hand in hand with our Nigerian friends with this. We need to listen to what they'd like to tell us, how they'd want us to help them.

Also, since we want to address underlying issues in order to restore peace and safety over the long term, we'd welcome their input to develop the following section of the wiki.
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/issues

You can tell us what you'd like us to do, and we'll listen and cooperate with you.

Long term

We also want to address underlying issues that give rise to this sort of atrocities. Besides the short term, urgent objective of bringing those girls home, we need to properly understand the root causes of the problem, discuss it, listen to our Nigerian friends, and document key points so that, in turn, we can address them.

If you are interested in getting involved in the long term campaign, get in touch with me (contact tab at the top or Twitter @BringGirlsBack).

Contacting influential people

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Twitter

Twitting to politicians, charities, NGOs, celebrities, etc. does not work. They simply do not see the tweets. To contact them efficiently, one must send them a proper letter or at least an email.

Letter Writing / phone

Whether by email or by snailmail or by a direct phone call, we need to reach out to people who by their position have more power and who may be in position to put the right amount of pressure on key individuals.

We need help to:
- make a list of all the different types of people we could contact.
- provide sample letters others could copy or sample requests that one caller could make on the phone.
- get a list of people who have actually contacted such powerful people and document the response that they got.

Nigerian government

If you are Nigerian and/or in Nigeria, you can use this wiki to document what you'd like other locals to do.

If you are not in Nigeria, we can still put pressure on the Nigerian government through their Embassies in your countries.
- we need a list of such embassies.
- we need sample letters to write / sample requests to make.
- we need to encourage each other. If you wrote/phoned, let us know you did and let us know the reply you got. Remember: a tweet is ephemeral; it's much better to clearly lay the information within the wiki.

Other governments

We, as non Nigerian, can still do plenty.
Our respective government have diplomatic relationship with Nigeria. As such, they are in position to exert pressure, offer help.

We need you help to exactly document here:
- whom we could contact (depending on each country).
- in what capacity the people we contact should be able to help, how?
- what to demand?
etc.

Again, your help is needed to develop this wiki.

How other governments can help

It is important to know how other governments could help. It helps us to make concrete demands when reaching out to politicians and public officials. The following list is a rough outline. Your help is welcome to improve and expand it:

Other governments could help Nigeria with:
- technical expertise.
- intelligence gathering.
- ?

The problem is that there is no evidence that any of those were already provided.

Other government could pressure Nigeria to:
- implement an action plan to solve social inequalities (especially between South and North, between Muslim communities and Christian communities). Such social inequalities are the source of this tragedy. See: Nigeria systemic issues.

Executive

Ask the executive in your country (president, prime minister, etc.) to:
- offer help to Nigeria.
- demand that the Nigerian government step up their efforts.

Legislative

Contact your MP, MEP, Representative, Senator, etc.

Ask them to put the same kind of pression on the executive.

Police forces / Secret services

Demand if/how much Interpol is involved.
To what extent secret services who may be present in Nigeria/neighbouring countries could trace back the whereabouts of girls who may or may not have already been sold as brides.

Media

Wherever we live in the world, we must put pressure on our respective media to increase their coverage of the schoolgirl abduction. Our action must go well beyond Twitter or other social media to have an actual result and positively impact the lives of those whom we seek to help. Soon, more details about what we can do together.

Newspaper articles are not enough. We need a more widespread TV coverage.
What media to target will depend:
- on the country.
- on our own headcount: if there are many of us from the same country, how can we focus our effort on a single media outlet in order to get the best results? Then the other media outlets will follow suit.

Supra-national entities

Think about:
- United Nations.
- European Council and European parliament.
- Interpol.
etc.

Religious leaders

One group of people I have very little heard from are the religious leaders: whatever their faith, have they commented upon the issue?
What you can do:
- visit the priest or the pastor of your local parish, your rabbi, your imam, etc. Do not ambush them but simply ask them if they'd be willing to come forward and denounce 1) the crimes against the poor girls 2) the lack of response by all the powerful people (media, officials) mentioned above?
- make a video of their declaration (post on youtube) / write a blog entry about it (post here or elsewhere and list in appropriate place in wiki).

Charities

Which charities have come forward and commented on the abduction?
We need more people to research this and many other points above.
Which charity is in a position to help?
Which charity should have made a statement but hasn't yet?

By Country

USA

Write to your US Senator:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Demonstrations

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See: News coverage of demonstrations.

Check all upcoming events.

https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack/status/471201524660461568

Make sure to add pictures of rallies on the relevant pages.

Organise your own demonstration

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Your input to improve this page is welcome via Twitter or directly here!

Why organize a march?

234 Nigerian girls being kidnapped for doing what girls their age ought to do (going to school!) is not a Nigerian matter. It concerns the whole of Humanity. There is no reason why only Nigerians should take to the streets and march in protest. We need to get marches (even very small ones!!) started all over the planet.

Let's hope that the poor girls get released or are freed before we get a chance to hit the streets. But we cannot assume it will be so. If they do get out from this nightmare alive, imagine the long term psychological trauma that they will have to deal with! Let's warm their heart by demonstrating to them that the whole world cared about them. When they get out of this (and we certainly hope that they do), our demonstration of Love may well help them heal their psychological wounds.

We plan to develop this section giving simple advice on organizing your own little demonstration in your local community. Think big but start small!

Organize small marches

Do not think that you need a million people to sign up to make any march worthwhile. Organize a march in your city, then bring your friends and family around: half a dozen people are enough to start with. Advertise the event here and on every web site you are a member in. Who knows: maybe others will join. A few people can inform many passer-bys. The most important is that we get a report after the event: we need to show the world that many people cared in many cities around the world. See the next section.

Report about the marches

We absolutely need your reports on all the marches you participate in. Take pictures. Write a small blog report, either on this site or anywhere else. Post pictures here or on Flickr or on Tumblr. Post videos in youtube. Importantly: make sure that everything you post is listed in the appropriate place in this wiki.

How to organise a vigil (UK)

It is really simple to organise a vigil as there are no legal requirements and you don't need to inform the council or the police (although you can if you want to). A vigil is just about people coming together in solidarity - it is a peaceful and reflective demo.

Three steps:
1. Pick a date, time and place. A city centre location works best so that you can raise awareness to people passing by.
2. Publicity - tell as many people as possible. Social media is a great way of doing that and if you tweet at accounts with lots of followers, you can reach many people. Create a Facebook event and invite people you know. If you have time, you can also create a poster and other publicity materials.
3. Turn up! Bring candles, maybe glow sticks, posters and signs. You can also create flyers about the cause to give to people passing by to spread awareness of the cause.

There isn't really much that you need to do for a basic vigil - just tell people and it's likely you'll get some even if not a large number. Important thing to do is take the initiative and reach out to people if you need any support/advise.

Other sources

Other sources:

https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls
http://act4accountability.com/tool-kit/ (visit to print placards)

Resources to Review when Planning an Event:
Best to always pay attention to the source carefully while planning, note-Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy & Purpose- to make sure the info isn't too dated, the author isn't overly bias, and their aims match ours-creating a successful event! [I've tried to weed out the nefarious sources trying to sell us something, but I built 2/3s of this from lecture notes-and in the class I present material from many a source I wouldn't touch at home...not judging, just noting a fact!]

http://communitylearningpartnership.org/share/docs/Sen.Introduction_Stir...

http://www.globalexchange.org/sites/default/files/howtodemo.pdf

http://www.campusactivism.org/uploads/orgguide.pdf

http://www.moveon.org/organize/campaigns/rallyguide.html

http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2013/03/8-Simple-Strategies-to-E...

http://uploads.democracyforamerica.com/0008/7875/How_to_Organize_a_Rally...

http://www.ruckus.org/section.php?id=17

http://activistguide.com/just-the-facts-maam-the-7-tips-to-practically-p...

http://www.farmaid.org/atf/cf/%7B6ef41923-f003-4e0f-a4a6-ae0031db12fb%7D...

California specific: (2010, check for currency of info if legal matters are a concern)

http://cdn.aclusandiego.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Know-Your-Rights-...

New York specific:
http://www.nyclu.org/content/know-your-rights-demonstrating-new-york-city

Washington (State) specific:

https://aclu-wa.org/news/street-speech-your-rights-washington-parade-pic...

Canadian Sources:

http://www.toolsforchange.net/2012/10/02/tips-on-how-to-organize-rallies...

http://www.toolsforchange.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rally-zine.pdf

UK:

http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/the-right-of-peaceful-protest/

http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/campaigns/protest/nusliberty-righ...

http://cals.arizona.edu/navajo/4-h/pdf/what_is_a_demonstration.pdf

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/advocacy/direct-action/public-dem...

South Africa:
Braamfontein, Johannesburg specific-

http://fxi.org.za/PDFs/Publications/RGAHandbook.pdf

On What History has Taught us About Preparedness and the Unexpected:
Demonstrations should be a variety of things-they should never again be this.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/05/04/may_4_1970_the_kent_state_u...

Demonstrations in Nigeria

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Organisers: Women for Peace and Justice Nigeria, and the #BringBackOurGirls Abuja Family TahirSam/status/470873581711523841

[22 May 2014] BBC: Nigerian teachers protest over kidnapped schoolgirls.

Source:
http://www.jaguda.com/2014/04/29/bringbackourgirls-nigerian-women-stage-...
http://eienigeria.org/ourgirls/

Abuja

For the latest updates on all Abuja events, check on Twitter #BBOGNigeria and #BBOGAbuja.

29th Apr


Wednesday, April 29th: see more pictures of the 29th Apr demonstration in Abuja.

30th Apr

Wednesday, April 30th
Contact Hajiya Usman hadizaabalausman(@)yahoo.com
Time and place: 3pm Unity Fountain to NASS
Dress Code: Red Tshirts

MAY 5th
3pm Unity Fountain
Dress code- Red

May 13th

2.30 pm at the Catholic Church Asokoro to march to Borno Gov lodge
(via @Abu_Aaid on Twitter)

May 14th

Night Vigil to mark 30-days of abduction of our girls| Date: Wednesday May 14| Time: 8:30pm| Venue: Thisday Dome, Abuja
Via @blcompere on Twitter.

Daily

“Rallies and/or marches will be held daily at Unity Fountain Abuja at 3 p.m. each day”
http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/159984-bringbackourgirls-abuja-rally-...

MAY 6th
2pm Grand Square
Dress code- Red

Ibadan, Oyo

For the latest updates on all Ibadan events, check on Twitter #BBOGNigeria and #BBOGIbadan.

30th Apr

Wednesday, April 30th
Contact: Oyo State Concerned Women’s Group, Mrs Betty Akeredolu08033331211
Time and place: Assemble at Nene Car Wash beside Shoprite at 8.30am and at 9am (in a vehicle convoy) proceed to the offices of the Commissioner of Police and SSS before returning to Nene Car Wash for the march to the office of the Oyo State Governor.
Audience with the Commissioner of Police: 9.30am
Audience with the SSS: 10am
Audience with the Governor: 11am
Dress code: RED

Ile-Ife

13th May

Tuesday, May 13th
OAU Centre for Gender n Social Policy Studies holds its #BringBackOurGirls rally Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by 9:30 a.m.
(via @Oyeknoni on Twitter)

Illovo

14th May

JOIN THE PICKET IN SUPPORT OF #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS
Date: 14 May 2014
Time: 10:00
Venue: The Nigerian Consulate,16 Rivonia Road, Illovo
Via @ButiManamela on Twitter.

Ilorin, Krawa

13th May

Tuesday, May 13th
Take off point: University of Ilorin bus terminus at tipper garage, Time: 3pm
(via @dbestsmiles on Twitter)

Jos

13th May

Tuesday, May 13th
8am | NUJ Seretariat, #Jos | RSVP ~ @BBOG_Nigeria

Lagos

For the latest updates on all Lagos events, check on Twitter #BBOGNigeria and #BBOGLagos.

1st May

Thursday, May 1st (Public Holiday)
Contact: #StolenDreams office(@)changemovementng.org
Time and place: Meet at CMS @ 7am, Walk @ 9am

5th May

Monday, May 5th
Allen Roundabout, Lagos 9am
Red Tshirts
http://www.ynaija.com/bringbackourgirls-see-banky-w-waje-omoni-oboli-yem...

9th May

Friday, May 9th
Falomo Roundabout, Awolowo Way, Ikoyi
9:30am
Red Shirts
http://t.co/YTx7RjqmUL

13th May

Tuesday, May 13th
Prayer Walk/ Rally Tues May 13 from VGC Roundabout to Chevron, from 8am. Pls come in red tops.
https://twitter.com/dodaughters/status/465960449797025794/photo/1

16th May

Friday, May 16
Place: Seme Border, Badagry, Lagos State.
Time: 8:00 am
WEAR RED
https://www.facebook.com/events/691985874170806/?context=create&source=49

Maidugui, Borno

For the latest updates on all Maidugui events, check on Twitter #BBOGNigeria and #BBOGMaidugui.

Wednesday, April 30th
(details coming soon: http://www.jaguda.com/2014/04/29/bringbackourgirls-nigerian-women-stage-... )

Kaduna

For the latest updates on all Kaduna events, check on Twitter #BBOGNigeria and #BBOGKaduna.

1st May

See pictures of a demonstration that took place on May 1st:
http://en.minguo.info/blogs/augustin/kaduna_nigeria_demonstration_to_bri...

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-08-02 10:00:002014-08-02 11:00:00LagosLagos Speak Out Saturday event, Saturday 2nd August 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-25 09:00:002014-07-25 10:00:00OsogboOsogbo 100 days march, Friday 25th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-23 15:00:002014-07-23 16:00:00LagosLagos rally, Wednesday 23rd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-12 10:00:002014-07-12 11:00:00LagosLagos Speak Out Saturday event, Saturday 12th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-05 10:00:002014-07-05 11:00:00LagosLagos Speak Out Saturday event, Saturday 5th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-28 09:00:002014-06-28 10:00:00LagosLagos prayer meeting, Saturday 28th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-14 10:00:002014-06-14 11:00:00LagosLagos rally, Saturday 14th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-11 11:00:002014-06-11 12:00:00Nnewi, AnambraNnewi rally, Wednesday 11th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-08 04:00:002014-06-08 05:00:00LagosLagos rally, Sunday 8th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-07 10:00:002014-06-07 11:00:00LagosLagos rally, Saturday 7th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-06 04:00:002014-06-06 05:00:00LagosLagos prayer vigil, Friday 6th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-29 14:00:002014-05-29 15:00:00AbujaAbuja Democracy Day event, Thursday 29th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-29 09:00:002014-05-29 10:00:00KanoKano rally, Thursday 29th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-29 08:00:002014-05-29 09:00:00LagosLagos Walk for Chibok Girls, Thursday 29th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-27 08:00:002014-05-27 09:00:00NigeriaNigeria children's day, Tuesday 27th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-16 07:00:002014-05-16 08:00:00Badagry, LagosBadagry rally, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-09 11:00:002014-05-09 12:00:00AbujaAbuja World Economic Forum, Friday 9th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-08 11:00:002014-05-08 12:00:00AbujaSocial Media March Wednesday 8th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-07 08:00:002014-05-07 09:00:00AbujaAbuja World Economic Forum rally, Wednesday 7th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-05 08:30:002014-05-05 09:30:00LagosLagos rally, Monday 5th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-03 14:00:002014-05-03 15:00:00KatsinaKatsina rally, 3rd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Argentina

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World » Americas » Argentina

Timezone: America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires.

For the latest updates on all Argentinian events, check on Twitter #BBOGArgentina.
To promote Argentina events, please use the hashtag #BBOGArgentina on Twitter.

Buenos Aires

Wednesday, 14th May 2014

5 pm
Where: Nigeria Embassy.
2746, Juez Estrada street
Buenos Aires, Argentina
WEAR RED!
https://www.facebook.com/events/471441579668397/?ref=5

Argentine women join campaign for return of Nigerian schoolgirls

Demonstrations in Australia

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For the latest updates on all Australia events, check on Twitter #BBOGAustralia.

Brisbane

Tuesday 13 May

See:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1421289058138519/

For the latest updates on all Brisbane events, check on Twitter #BBOGAustralia and #BBOGBrisbane.
To promote Brisbane events, please use the hashtag #BBOGBrisbane on Twitter

17th May

Sydney Rally

17 May at 12:00 in UTC+10
Sydney Town Hall
483 George St. Sydney,Australiia 2000
WEAR RED
Event Coordinator: Maddie Vercoe, Sydney
Grrrls Club
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/229543100574204/
Group: http://www.facebook.com/sydneyGrrrlsClub

Demonstrations in Bolivia

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World » Americas » Bolivia

Timezone: America/La_Paz.

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-05-22 23:00:002014-05-22 19:00:00La PazLa Paz rally, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 23:00:002014-05-22 19:00:00La PazLa Paz rally, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Botswana

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World » Africa » Botswana

Timezone: Africa/Gaborone.

For the latest updates on all Botswana events, check on Twitter #BBOGBotswana.

Francistown

May 17th

Rally, Donga BDF Camp to City Center Francistown, Botswana. May 17th Saturday, starting at 9 AM. WEAR RED! (Via @rescueourgirls on Twitter)

For the latest updates on all Francistown events, check on Twitter #BBOGBotswana and #BBOGFrancistown.
To promote Francistown events, please use the hashtag #BBOGFrancistown on Twitter.

Gaborone

16th May

The Youth Ministry of Winners Chapel International Gaborone in Botswana would like to hold a Prayer meeting, in Block 6, Gaborone, Botswana (Winners Chapel International, Gaborone) at 5:30pm this Friday 16 May 2014 to pray for the 230 school girls.
WEAR RED

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/292454754253317/
Group Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/winnersyouth/

Francistown, Botswana March

We will be marching from Donga BDF Camp to City Center.
March will take place on the 17th May 2014 starting at 9AM.
WEAR RED!
http;//www.facebook.com/events/2371087631493721

Demonstrations in Brazil

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World » Americas » Brazil

Timezone: America/Sao_Paulo.

Demonstrations in Burkina Faso

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World » Africa » Burkina Faso

Timezone: Africa/Ouagadougou.

Demonstrations in Canada

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Discussion: Bilingual resources for Canada and Québec.

See Bringbackourgirls Canada page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirlscanada

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-07-24 00:00:002014-07-23 17:00:00Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver vigil, Wednesday 23rd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-22 14:00:002014-06-22 10:00:00Burlington, OntarioBurlington rally, Sunday 22th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-20 22:00:002014-06-20 18:00:00Toronto, OntarioToronto rally, Friday 20th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-14 21:00:002014-06-14 14:00:00ChilliwackChilliwack rally, Saturday 14th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-11 00:00:002014-06-10 20:00:00Toronto, OntarioToronto rally, Tuesday 10th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-11 00:00:002014-06-10 20:00:00Oakville, OntarioOakville candlelight vigil, Tuesday 10th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-07 23:00:002014-06-07 18:00:00Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg HopeForOurGirls overnight vigil, Saturday 7th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-03 14:00:002014-06-03 07:00:00Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver morning vigil, Tuesday 3rd June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-27 14:00:002014-05-27 07:00:00Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver morning vigil, Tuesday 27th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-24 22:00:002014-05-24 18:00:00Hamilton, OntarioHamilton overnight demonstration, Saturday 24th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 22:30:002014-05-22 18:30:00Mississauga, OntarioMississauga school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 17:45:002014-05-22 13:45:00Barrie, OntarioBarrie march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 08:00:002014-05-22 01:00:00Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver rally, Tuesday 20th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-20 14:00:002014-05-20 07:00:00Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver rally, Tuesday 20th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-19 21:00:002014-05-19 17:00:00MontrealMontreal rally, Monday 19th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 18:30:002014-05-15 12:30:00Regina, SaskatchewanRegina rally, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-14 22:30:002014-05-14 18:30:00Oakville, OntarioOakville rally, Wednesday 14th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-14 22:30:002014-05-14 18:30:00North Bay, OntarioNorth Bay rally, Wednesday 14th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-13 18:30:002014-05-13 12:30:00Regina, SaskatchewanRegina rally, Tuesday 13th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-13 14:00:002014-05-13 07:00:00Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver rally, Tuesday 13th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-12 21:00:002014-05-12 17:00:00Toronto, OntarioToronto rally, Monday 12th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-12 18:00:002014-05-12 12:00:00Calgary, AlbertaCalgary rally, Monday 12th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-11 19:00:002014-05-11 13:00:00Saskatoon, SaskatchewanSaskatoon rally, Sunday 11th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-11 18:00:002014-05-11 13:00:00Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg rally, Sunday 11th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-11 17:00:002014-05-11 13:00:00Hamilton, OntarioHamilton rally, Sunday 11th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-11 14:00:002014-05-11 10:00:00Cambridge, OntarioCambridge rally, Sunday 11th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 22:00:002014-05-10 18:00:00Toronto, OntarioToronto AWA rally, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 15:00:002014-05-10 11:00:00Toronto, OntarioToronto rally, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-09 18:00:002014-05-09 11:00:00Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver protest, Friday 9th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-09 18:00:002014-05-09 11:00:00Vancouver, British ColumbiaVancouver protest, Friday 9th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-07 18:00:002014-05-07 12:00:00Edmonton, AlbertaEdmonton rally, Wednesday 7th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-06 17:00:002014-05-06 13:00:00Owen Sound, OntarioOwen Sound rally, Tuesday 6th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-04 22:00:002014-05-04 18:00:00Ottawa, OntarioOttawa rally, Sunday 4th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-04 20:00:002014-05-04 16:00:00Toronto, OntarioToronto rally, Sunday 4th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-03 20:00:002014-05-03 16:00:00Toronto, OntarioToronto march, 3rd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Cape Verde

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2014-05-25 10:00:002014-05-25 09:00:00PraiaPraia march, Sunday 25th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-25 10:00:002014-05-25 09:00:00PraiaPraia march, Sunday 25th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Chile

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Timezone: America/Santiago.

#BBOGChile

Contacts: @VinkaJackson

See also

External resources

  • [Youtube] "230": Una canción por las más de 200 niñas secuestradas por el grupo Boko Haram en Nigeria. Arrancadas de su escuela en pleno día, forzadas a abandonar su religión y a casarse con miembros del grupo terrorista. El mundo entero sigue atento para que sean rescatadas, y para que TODOS los niños sean el más invaluable patrimonio de la humanidad.
  • 16 de Junio # BringBackOurGirls # BBOGChile "Este lunes 16, los invitamos a encontrarnos en nuestros hogares, con parejas, hijos, familias, amigos y vecinos, para dedicar una acción a las niñas de Nigeria".
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2014-05-18 15:30:002014-05-18 11:30:00SantiagoSantiago rally, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Czech Republic

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2014-05-19 06:00:002014-05-19 08:00:00PraguePrague all-day support, Monday 19th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in France

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Timezone: Europe/Paris.

https://twitter.com/villedebesancon/status/492326098538344448/photo/1

Contacts (en français):
https://twitter.com/osezlefeminisme (organizer)
https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack
https://twitter.com/dariamarx
https://twitter.com/LaReineNubienne
https://twitter.com/Lubtis

Paris

For the latest updates on all Paris events, check on Twitter #BBOGFrance and #BBOGParis.

lundi 5 mai

à 19h
Rassemblons nous devant l’ambassade du Nigeria le lundi 5 mai à 19h, pour exiger du gouvernement nigérian et de la communauté internationale la mobilisation des moyens nécessaires à leur sauvetage et à leur retour dans leurs familles.
Les manifestants des rassemblements à travers le monde ont choisi la couleur rouge.
Venez si vous le pouvez avec la tête couverte en rouge, ou avec un vêtement rouge.
Ambassade du Nigéria 173 Avenue Victor Hugo, 75116
http://www.dechainees.fr/2014/05/02/mobilisation-contre-les-enlevements-...

Lecture des noms des filles enlevées.
https://twitter.com/Lubtis/statuses/463367033812697088
https://twitter.com/Lubtis/statuses/463366667280859137
Pas encore beaucoup de monde mais des caméras
https://twitter.com/Lubtis/statuses/463365307147759616

mardi 13 mai

2 manifestations

A 9 heures du matin une délégation d’actrices, d’écrivaines, de cinéastes et d’intellectuelles organisent une marche de femmes en soutien aux adolescentes prises en otage à Paris sur le parvis des Droits de l’Homme au Trocadéro.

Puis, à 18 heures, de nombreuses organisations appellent à un rassemblement pour exiger la libération immédiate des lycéennes enlevées, demandant à la France et à tous les Etats d’amplifier leur action pour les retrouver et mettre fin aux exactions du groupe Boko Haram. Rappelant que l’esclavage est un crime contre l’humanité, et que le droits des femmes à l’éducation est un droit fondamental. Parmi les signataires de l’appel, toutes les organisations féministes françaises, ainsi que l’Unef, la Ligue des droits de l’homme,Osez le féminisme, etc.

information via Libération
http://www.liberation.fr/monde/2014/05/12/manifestations-a-paris-pour-le...

Appel de Osez le féminisme pour la manifestation de 18h 13/05
Paris Place Du Trocadéro
Venez nombreuses et nombreux manifester votre soutien aux écolières nigérianes victimes d'enlèvements et autres crimes de guerre machistes, commis par des hommes de Boko Haram (cf : http://urlz.fr/mDh). Continuez à relayer et faites participer votre entourage à l’action #BringBackOurGirls : envoyez-nous vos photos à contact@osezlefeminisme.fr (voir l'album : http://urlz.fr/n2t) ! Mobilisez vos contacts, ami-e-s collègues, etc. : tenez-vous prêt-e-s pour une manifestation à Paris et en régions le 13 mai avec d’autres organisations féministes et des militantes nigérian-e-s. Inscrivez-vous pour avoir toutes les infos et participer aux actions >> http://urlz.fr/mWR
https://www.facebook.com/events/258543900997776/

samedi 17 mai

Samedi 17 mai: Trocadero, 15h00
http://m.leparisien.fr/societe/enlevement-au-nigeria-nouveau-rassembleme...

18 mai

18 May at 13:30 in UTC+02
Trocadéro
Esplanade du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris Paris, France
https://m.facebook.com/events/668724469831416

Thursday, May 22 School Girl March

May 22nd
Girls around the world will march. Wearing their uniforms or red. We will march in Paris. Location TBD - check here again.

GLOBAL SCHOOL GIRL MARCH MAY 22nd: School girls from around the world have written us with an idea... they want a march of school girls in every city across the globe to show their support of the 273 girls kidnapped in Nigeria and the 230 girls who are still missing.

Tell your friends, tell your families, tell your schools. Choose a starting place and time. Share with us the details and we will help promote. Or go to www.bringbackourgirls.us for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/events/253754984808355

Lyon

13 mai

A LYON, RASSEMBLEMENT #BringBackOurGirls MARDI 13/05, place des Terreaux à 18h30 !

Demonstrations in Germany

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Timezone: Europe/Berlin.

Please check this page (auf Deutsch)
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/german

For the latest updates on all Bonn events, check on Twitter #BBOGDeautschland and #BBOGBonn.

Berlin

16th May

May 16th 11am
Nigerian Embassy
Please wear red.

Neue Jakobstrabe 4 -10179
Berlin
https://www.facebook.com/events/1394009760885870/

Demonstrations in Ghana

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Timezone: Africa/Accra.

Demonstrations in Greece

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Timezone: Europe/Athens.

Demonstrations in Guyana

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Demonstrations in Hong Kong

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Timezone: Asia/Hong_Kong.

Hong Kong

Tuesday 13 May

https://www.facebook.com/events/782336991786320/

For the latest updates on all Hong Kong events, check on Twitter #BBOGHK.
To promote Hong Kong events, please use the hashtag #BBOGHK on Twitter.

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-05-13 12:00:002014-05-13 20:00:00Hong KongHong Kong rally, Tuesday 13th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Hungary

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Demonstrations in India

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Timezone: Asia/Kolkata.

Chandigarh

16th May

https://www.facebook.com/events/1426815187578707/?context=create&source=49

5PM, 16th May, Friday
Picadly Square, Chandigarh, India
WEAR RED

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-05-16 11:30:002014-05-16 17:00:00ChandigarhChandigarh rally, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Ireland

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World » Europe » Ireland

Timezone: Europe/Dublin.

Contact for Ireland:
https://twitter.com/izasetxezar
https://twitter.com/izasetxezar/status/465048269232824321

Dublin

For the latest updates on all Dublin events, check on Twitter #BBOGIRE and #BBOGDublin.

7th May

http://www.womensgrid.org.uk/news/?p=3177
7 May at 10:00–13:00 in UTC+01
Nigerian Embassy
Dublin, Ireland
https://www.facebook.com/events/688578437870467/

Cork - 17th May

https://www.facebook.com/events/290839281075538/
17th May, 13:00 meeting, 14:00 rally in UTC+01
Bishop Lucy Park, Grand Parade, Cork, Ireland
WEAR RED

Friends

https://twitter.com/eilistweets

Dublin, Ireland- Prayer and Meditation

May 20th- Dublin Interfaith Prayer and Meditation

Tuesday 7:30pm at Lantern Centre 15 Synge Street, Dublin, Ireland 8

https://www.facebook.com/events/1421604184775443/?context=create&source=49
Please join us in support of the Nigerian daughters stolen.
WEAR RED!

Demonstrations in Italy

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Timezone: Europe/Rome.

For the latest updates on all events in Italy, check on Twitter #BBOGItaly.

Italia page: https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirlsit

10 am: TURIN RALLY 17 May 2014
Turin, Italy from Porta Susa to Piazza Castello
9.30: Gather at Porta Susa
10.00: Departure from Porta Susa
10.45: Arrival at Piazza Castello
11.00: Speeches and voices calling for #BringBackOurGirls #RiportateciLeNostreRagazze

For updates and info:
Rally https://www.facebook.com/EdeleReina
https://twitter.com/EseAghatise
https://www.facebook.com/iroko.onlus?ref=tn_tnmn

Passes through Via Cernaia and Via Pietro Micca
Rally callying for the Nigerian Government to do more to find the kidnapped school girls and for support to their families:
Associazione Iroko /CATW Italy, in collaboration with Let's Begin Italy and other organisations will hold a rally on Saturday 17/05/2014 at 10 am in Turin, Italy in solidarity with the Nigerian people and with families of the girls kidnapped from their school at Chibok, Nigeria. The Rally will depart from Porta Susa at 10 am to Piazza Castello, will pass through Via Cernaia and Via Pietro Micca. Please share widely. Thank you.
Esohe Aghatise

L'Associazione Iroko/CATW Italia in collaborazione con altre associazioni organizza un corteo a Torino in solidarità con il popolo nigeriano e con i familiari delle ragazze rapite a Chibok in Nigeria. Il corteo partirà da Porta Susa alle ore 10 di sabato 17/05/2014 per Piazza Castello passando per Via Cernaia e Via Pietro Micca. Siete pregati di diffondere questa notizia e chi vuole aderire è pregato di contattarmi. Grazie. Esohe Aghatise

Rome

Thursday 15 May

19h45, RALLY in ROME, near the Colosseum.
"COLOSSEUM WITH THE LIGHTS OFF"

Accorriamo numerosi e facciamo sentire la nostra voce a sostegno delle 230 ragazze nigeriane!

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413630815581364
Italia page: https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirlsit

Oristano

Tuesday 13 May

https://www.facebook.com/events/309483359208509/
Event coordinator: Donatella Arzedi

For the latest updates on all Oristano events, check on Twitter #BBOGItaly and #BBOGOristano.
To promote Oristano events, please use the hashtag #BBOGOristano on Twitter.

Demonstrations in Jamaica

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Timezone: America/Jamaica.

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Kingston

10th May

#BringBackOurGirls: Jamaicans hold vigil outside Nigerian High Commission
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/-BringBackOurGirls--Jamaicans-hold-v...
https://twitter.com/Author_JJGumbs/status/465839871110549506

Kingston

16th May

Rally at the Nigerian Embassy in Jamaica to promote awareness of the kidnapped Nigerian girls- May 16 at 8am at 5 WATERLOO ROAD Kingston 10 Jamaica. WEAR RED!

https://www.facebook.com/events/321754004643659/

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-05-16 13:00:002014-05-16 08:00:00JamaicaKingston Jamaica rally, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Japan

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Timezone: Asia/Tokyo.

School Girl March Tokyo

Thursday, May 22

Girls around the world will march. Wearing their uniforms or red. We will march in Paris. Time/Location TBD - check here again.

GLOBAL SCHOOL GIRL MARCH MAY 22nd: School girls from around the world have written us with an idea... they want a march of school girls in every city across the globe to show their support of the 273 girls kidnapped in Nigeria and the 230 girls who are still missing.

Tell your friends, tell your families, tell your schools. Choose a starting place and time. Share with us the details and we will help promote. Or go to www.bringbackourgirls.us for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/events/253754984808355

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Demonstrations in Kazakhstan

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Timezone: Asia/Almaty.

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Demonstrations in Kenya

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Timezone: Africa/Nairobi.

For the latest updates on all Kenya events, check on Twitter #BBOGKenya.
To promote Kenya events, please use the hashtag #BBOGKenya on Twitter.

Nairobi

May 15th

Thursday, May 15 marks one month since over 300 girls were abducted in Chibok, Nigeria. Thursday is a global day of action to amplify calls to #BringBackOurGirls.

FEMNET members and partners are mobilizing and organizing on this day to take a stand.

The Africa UNiTE Kenya Chapter, Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) Akili Dada, and Femnet Secretariat will be leading the peaceful march in Nairobi.

Join us. We convene at Freedom Corner, Uhuru Park at 9AM. We will then proceed to the Nigeria High Commission.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1437063143211739/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

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Demonstrations in Malawi

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Timezone: Africa/Lusaka.

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For the latest updates on all Malawi events, check on Twitter #BBOGMalawi.
To promote Mali events, please use the hashtag #BBOGMalawi on Twitter.

Blantyre

16th May

9 am to 10 am.
Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) in Blantyre, Malawi is organizing a march THIS Friday, from Old Town Hall to The Clock Tower via Haille Sellasie in Blantyre City
Please wear red.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1420454241557518/

Lilongwe

15th May

Thursday 15th May, 12 noon, at Lilongwe Sunbird Hotel.
Via @UNWomenAfrica on Twitter.

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-05-16 07:00:002014-05-16 09:00:00BlantyreBlantyre march, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-12 13:00:002014-05-12 15:00:00MalawiMalawi rally, Monday 12th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Malaysia

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Timezone: Asia/Kuala_Lumpur.

Demonstrations in Mali

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World » Africa » Mali

Timezone: Africa/Bamako.

For the latest updates on all Mali events, check on Twitter #BBOGMali.
To promote Mali events, please use the hashtag #BBOGMali on Twitter.

Bamako

Thursday, 15th May 2014

9:00am, Place De L'indépendance Bamako
Link to original event: https://www.facebook.com/events/298333860325683/?context=create&source=49
Main page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477129339186206/

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2014-05-15 09:00:002014-05-15 09:00:00BamakoBamako march, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Mexico

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Mexico City

15th May

20:00, Nigerian Embassy.
Adress: Diego Fernández de Córdoba #125 Colonia Lomas Virreyes México DF
We will be carrying white candles.
WEAR RED
https://www.facebook.com/events/251856975001858/

[21 May 2014] https://twitter.com/Okixie/status/469013953268690944/photo/1
[27 May 2014] https://twitter.com/SaharaReporters/status/471356959375888384

Demonstrations in Nepal

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Timezone: Asia/Kathmandu.

For the latest updates on all Nepal events, check on Twitter #BBOGNepal.
To promote Nepal events, please use the hashtag #BBOGNepal on Twitter.

Nepal celebrities rally to the #BringBackOurGirls movement.
'बोको हराम'विरुद्ध उत्रिए सेलिव्रेटी | मिसेल ओबामा अभियान नेपाली फिल्मसम्म

Kathmandu

May 17th

KATHMANDU,NEPAL RALLY
Basantapur Durbar Square
kathmandu, Nepal
May 17 at 07:00 AM
WEAR RED
http://www.facebook.com/events/1482368131979879/?ref_newsfeed_story_type...

Demonstrations in Netherlands

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Timezone: Europe/Amsterdam.

The Hague / Den Haag

18 May

at 15:00–16:30 in UTC+02
Den Haag
The Hague, Netherlands
https://m.facebook.com/events/1424266057834319

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-05-18 13:00:002014-05-18 15:00:00The HagueThe Hague rally, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Netherlands Antilles

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Timezone: America/Curacao.

Demonstrations in New Zealand

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World » Oceania » New Zealand

Timezone: Pacific/Auckland.

For the latest updates on all New Zealand events, check on Twitter #BBOGNZ.
To promote New Zealand events, please use the hashtag #BBOGNZ on Twitter.

Auckland, New Zealand Rally

Tuesday the 20th of May.

Time:12pm
The march will begin at Queen Elizabeth Square and make its way up to Aotea Square.
Please WEAR RED.
https://www.facebook.com/events/495297920571094/

Demonstrations in Norway

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Timezone: Europe/Oslo.

For the latest updates on all Norway events, check on Twitter #BBOGNorway.

Oslo

Tuesday 13 May

https://www.facebook.com/events/1421861118077286/

For the latest updates on all Oslo events, check on Twitter #BBOGNorway and #BBOGOslo.
To promote Oslo events, please use the hashtag #BBOGOslo on Twitter.

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2014-05-13 10:00:002014-05-13 12:00:00OsloOslo rally, Tuesday 13th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Pakistan

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Timezone: Asia/Karachi.

If you wish to organize something in Pakistan, you may contact:
https://twitter.com/GirlRisingPak
https://www.facebook.com/girlrisingpakistan

Twitter/Facebook hash-tag: #BBOGPakistan

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Demonstrations in Peru

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Timezone: America/Lima.

Demonstrations in Portugal

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Timezone: Europe/Lisbon.

Demonstrations in Reunion Island

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Timezone: Indian/Reunion.

St Denis

May 17th

Saint Denis de la Reunion
97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion
17th of May,
3 p.m
Parvis des Droits de L'Homme ( Human Rights Square) at Saint-Denis de la Réunion ( Réunion Island)?

WEAR RED!
https://www.facebook.com/events/599367076827622/

Demonstrations in Saudi Arabia

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Timezone: Asia/Riyadh.

Demonstrations in Sierra Leone

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Timezone: Africa/Freetown.

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2014-05-07 17:30:002014-05-07 17:30:00FreetownFreetown rally, Wednesday 7th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in South Africa

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South Africa Organizers:
https://twitter.com/msletsike
liaison:
https://twitter.com/PrincessRTM ?
see:
https://twitter.com/msletsike/status/465767828491337728

Bloemfontein / Mangaung

May 17

South Africa, Mangaung Rally
At 13:00 in UTC +02
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa
WEAR RED
http://www.facebook.com/events/747238028631838

Cape Town

24th May

09:00 to 10:00, Company Gardens, Cape Town
Via @AnitaCh07 on Twitter

Johannesburg

For the latest updates on all Johannesburg events, check on Twitter #BBOGSA and #BBOGJoburg.

Contact Vuyo Temba if you know of something or want to organize something:
https://twitter.com/vuyo_temba/status/462082209848246273
Let us know!

15th May

10:00, Nigerian Embassy, 16 Rivionia Road Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng
South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) in partnership with FEMNET and Gender Links have facilitated that these rallies take place between 10h00 & 12h00 all over the SADC region, targetting Embassies of Nigeria.
Wear red.
https://www.facebook.com/events/870692216280270/

Port Elizabeth

15th May

12.00 pm, South Campus in University Way, Summerstrand.
Via @leicy_m on Twitter.

Pretoria

For the latest updates on all Pretoria events, check on Twitter #BBOGSA and #BBOGPretoria.

May 7th

7 May at 14:00 CAT
Meet at Burgers Park (Corner Minnaar Street and Lillian Ngoyi Street, Pretoria, South Africa) then march to Nigerian Embassy.

https://m.facebook.com/events/1504335053128061

May 15th

Peaceful demonstrations will be taking place at the Nigerian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.
South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) in partnership with FEMNET and Gender Links have facilitated that these rallies take place between 10h00 & 12h00 all over the SADC region, targetting Embassies of Nigeria.
WEAR RED
https://www.facebook.com/events/749901025053953/

More

More events wanted:
https://twitter.com/Maxmpho/status/464291581789761538

Sandton City

For the latest updates on all Sandton City events, check on Twitter #BBOGSA and #BBOGSandtonC.

May 8th

10 am Rooftop Parking by Tiger Wheel,
https://twitter.com/subomiplumptre/status/464297334000861184

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-06-07 10:00:002014-06-07 12:00:00Port Elizabeth, Eastern CapePort Elizabeth rally, Saturday 7th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-07 08:00:002014-06-07 10:00:00Pretoria, GautengPretoria march, Saturday 7th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-04 08:00:002014-06-04 10:00:00Johannesburg, GautengHillbrow rally, Wednesday 4th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-26 08:00:002014-05-26 10:00:00Port Elizabeth, Eastern CapePort Elizabeth Student March, Monday 26th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-24 09:00:002014-05-24 11:00:00Durban, KwaZulu-NatalDurban rally, Saturday 24th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-24 07:00:002014-05-24 09:00:00Cape Town, Western CapeCape Town rally, Saturday 24th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-23 14:00:002014-05-23 16:00:00Tembisa, GautengTembisa rally, Friday 23rd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-21 12:00:002014-05-21 14:00:00Johannesburg, GautengJohannesburg Rally, Wednesday 21st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-21 10:30:002014-05-21 12:30:00Durban, KwaZulu-NatalDurban Rally, Wednesday 21st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-21 09:00:002014-05-21 11:00:00Port Elizabeth, Eastern CapeNelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth Rally, Wednesday 21st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-21 08:00:002014-05-21 10:00:00Durban, KwaZulu-NatalDurban Peace Walk, Wednesday 21st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 11:00:002014-05-17 13:00:00Bloemfontein/Mangaung, Free StateBloemfontein/Mangaung rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 08:00:002014-05-15 10:00:00Johannesburg, GautengJohannesburg rally, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 08:00:002014-05-15 10:00:00Pretoria, GautengPretoria rally, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 15:00:002014-05-10 17:00:00Port Elizabeth, Eastern CapePort Elizabeth rally, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-08 12:30:002014-05-08 14:30:00Stellenbosch, Western CapeStellenbosch rally, Thursday 8th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-08 11:00:002014-05-08 13:00:00Cape Town, Western CapeUniversity of Cape Town rally, Thursday 8th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-07 12:00:002014-05-07 14:00:00Pretoria, GautengPretoria rally, Wednesday 7th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-06 16:00:002014-05-06 18:00:00Cape Town, Western CapeUniversity of Cape Town rally, Tuesday 6th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-06 07:00:002014-05-06 09:00:00Cape Town, Western CapeCape Town rally, Tuesday 6th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Spain

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World » Europe » Spain

Timezone: Europe/Madrid.

For the latest updates on all Spain events, check on Twitter #BBOGSpain and #BBOGSpanish.

Malaga

Tuesday 13 May

See:
https://www.facebook.com/events/716239708438674/

For the latest updates on all Malaga events, check on Twitter #BBOGSpain and #BBOGMalaga.
To promote Malaga events, please use the hashtag #BBOGMalaga on Twitter.

Demonstrations in Sweden

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World » Europe » Sweden

Timezone: Europe/Stockholm.

Stockholm

16th May

Friday May 16th
Time: 12h00 - 13h00
Place: From Cnr of Dalagatan & Odengatan (next to Vasaparken) to Tyrgatan (Nigerian Embassy)

Please wear red. https://www.facebook.com/events/240044699453043/

Demonstrations in Switzerland

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World » Europe » Switzerland

Timezone: Europe/Zurich.

Demonstrations in Ukraine

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World » Europe » Ukraine

Timezone: Europe/Kiev.

Watch "# KNMU: Bring back our girls!" on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4WJy2JaVbc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
This is a video made by students of Kharkiv National Medical University,Kharkov-Ukraine.
Kudos to them!

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Demonstrations in United Arab Emirates

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World » Asia » United Arab Emirates

Timezone: Asia/Dubai.

Demonstrations in Zambia

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World » Africa » Zambia

Timezone: Africa/Lusaka.

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2014-05-12 13:00:002014-05-12 15:00:00ZambiaZambia rally, Monday 12th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in Zimbabwe

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Timezone: Africa/Harare.

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Demonstrations in the UK

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World » Europe » United Kingdom

Timezone: Europe/London.

For the latest updates on all UK events, check on Twitter #BBOGUK.
Use #BBOGUK to advertise new events.

#BBOGUK events announced here:
http://www.womensgrid.org.uk/news/?s=bringbackourgirls

Video report from London/Aberdeen featuring Nigerian voices:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrGrUwA8Qc

Swansea, Wales - Vigil at the top of Oxford Street (near Castle Square) between 7 - 8pm BST on 23rd of July. Please wear red. #BringBackOurGirls #Day100 #CWG2014 #FriendlyGames #OpeningCeremony

TODO:
https://twitter.com/James_seaking/status/522273798763315200
https://twitter.com/EdwinaHannaford/status/523175848808284160
https://twitter.com/James_seaking/status/522793023101759489

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2014-11-01 20:00:002014-11-01 20:00:00ManchesterManchester candlelight vigil, Saturday 1st November 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-10-25 17:00:002014-10-25 18:00:00SwanseaSwansea vigil, Saturday 25th October 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-24 10:00:002014-07-24 11:00:00BoltonBolton vigil, Thursday 24th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-23 18:00:002014-07-23 19:00:00SwanseaSwansea vigil, Wednesday 23rd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-23 17:00:002014-07-23 18:00:00LondonLondon (Hackney) vigil, Wednesday 23rd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-23 12:30:002014-07-23 13:30:00BradfordBradford vigil, Wednesday 23rd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-23 09:00:002014-07-23 10:00:00LoughtonLoughton 100 days art installation, Wednesday 23rd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-22 11:00:002014-07-22 12:00:00LondonLondon rally, Tuesday 22nd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-12 11:00:002014-07-12 12:00:00LondonLondon protest, Saturday 12th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-28 12:00:002014-06-28 13:00:00BedfordBedford rally, Saturday 28th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-18 19:00:002014-06-18 20:00:00LiverpoolLiverpool event, Wednesday 18th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-14 11:00:002014-06-14 12:00:00LondonLondon rally, Saturday 14th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-12 07:00:002014-06-12 08:00:00LondonLondon rally, Thursday 12th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-07 09:00:002014-06-07 10:00:00SwanseaSwansea rally, Saturday 7th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-01 11:00:002014-06-01 12:00:00LondonLondon rally, Sunday 1st June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-25 18:00:002014-05-25 19:00:00LondonLondon evening of worship and prayer, Sunday 25th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-24 12:00:002014-05-24 13:00:00LiverpoolLiverpool rally, Saturday 24th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-23 18:30:002014-05-23 19:30:00Sunderland, Tyne and WearSunderland protest, Friday 23rd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 13:00:002014-05-18 14:00:00LiverpoolLiverpool rally, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 12:00:002014-05-17 13:00:00BelfastBelfast rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 11:00:002014-05-17 12:00:00LondonLondon rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 09:00:002014-05-17 10:00:00BirminghamBirmingham rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-16 15:30:002014-05-16 16:30:00LondonBrixton, London vigil, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-16 09:00:002014-05-16 10:00:00LondonLondon rally, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 15:00:002014-05-15 16:00:00LondonLondon rally, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 11:00:002014-05-15 12:00:00DundeeDundee rally, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-14 13:00:002014-05-14 14:00:00LutonUniversity of Bedforshire rally, Wednesday 14th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-14 10:00:002014-05-14 11:00:00LondonLondon Mothers Day rally, Wednesday 14th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-14 07:00:002014-05-14 08:00:00AberdeenAberdeen day-long event, Wednesday 14th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-12 15:30:002014-05-12 16:30:00BradfordBradford rally, Monday 12th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-11 18:00:002014-05-11 19:00:00LondonLondon Nigerian embassy protest, Monday 5th May ~ Sunday 11th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-11 14:00:002014-05-11 15:00:00AberdeenAberdeen rally, Sunday 11th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 13:00:002014-05-10 14:00:00GlasgowGlasgow rally, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 13:00:002014-05-10 14:00:00YorkYork rally, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 13:00:002014-05-10 14:00:00NorwichNorwich vigil, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 12:00:002014-05-10 13:00:00BoltonBolton rally, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 12:00:002014-05-10 13:00:00ManchesterManchester vigil, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 12:00:002014-05-10 13:00:00LiverpoolLiverpool rally, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 11:00:002014-05-10 12:00:00DumfriesDumfries flash art, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 11:00:002014-05-10 12:00:00AberystwythAberystwyth rally, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 09:00:002014-05-10 10:00:00SwanseaSwansea rally, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-10 09:00:002014-05-10 10:00:00HertfordHertford silent vigil, Saturday 10th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-09 09:00:002014-05-09 10:00:00LondonLondon rally, Friday 9th May 2014 10AM. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-09 06:30:002014-05-09 07:30:00BrightonBrighton rally, Friday 9th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-07 16:30:002014-05-07 17:30:00NottinghamNottingham rally, Wedneday 7th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-07 12:30:002014-05-07 13:30:00Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle quiet reflection, Wednesday 7th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-06 16:00:002014-05-06 17:00:00ManchesterManchester rally, Tuesday 6th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-05 18:00:002014-05-05 19:00:00LondonLondon Nigerian Embassy Protest, Monday 5th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-05 17:00:002014-05-05 18:00:00NorwichNorwich: prayer session at UEA, Monday 5th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-04 13:00:002014-05-04 14:00:00LondonLondon rally, Sunday 4th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-03 17:00:002014-05-03 18:00:00BradfordBradford rally, Saturday 3rd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-03 12:00:002014-05-03 13:00:00LondonLondon rally, Saturday 3rd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrations in the USA

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Washington DC

For the latest updates on all Washington DC events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGDC.

Photo report on Washington demonstrations:
http://saharareporters.com/gallery/photonews-bringbackourgirls-rally-was...

Event organisers

All DC event organizers:
https://twitter.com/_malawode
https://twitter.com/PoshLoveee

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Stand in Solidarity DC!
Time and Place: Meet @Lincoln Memorial from 9am-12pm, EST
Organizer : https://twitter.com/PoshLoveee
Contact: 202-600-9007, 301-323-5084
Notes from organizers: Wear Red, Bring placards, prayers and positive energy
pictures from event: https://twitter.com/EiENigeria/status/462682722650296320

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

Time and Place: 10:00–13:00 in EST Embassy of Nigeria, Washington, D.C. 20008
Organizers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411155022492258/
https://twitter.com/_malawode
https://twitter.com/ladeleoso
https://twitter.com/simimarinho
https://twitter.com/MandingoRFC
(^Members of Act4Accountability: https://twitter.com/Act4Account)
Notes from organizers: https://www.act4accountability.com Check Twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirlsDC.

Airlington, TX

May 17th prayer rally

Prayer Rally
A rally for the kidnapped Nigerian school girls will be held on:
May 17th, 12:00-1:30pm at the Six Flags Mall Parking Lot.
Pls WEAR RED.
http://www.facebook.com/events/14860040816314811

Albany, NY

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Time and Place: 12 p.m., East Capitol Park Albany, NY: Eagle Street, Albany NY 12210

Atlanta, GA

For the latest updates on all Atlanta events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGAtlanta.

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Time and Place: 12 -2pm, 51 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA.
Notes from organizers: Join our protest! Please wear red (and head wrap).
Pictures from event: https://twitter.com/childrightsNG/status/462667235484790784

Austin, TX

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Time and Place: Texas Capitol Building at 6pm

Camarillo, CA

Thursday, May 22

at 5:00PM PDT
Constitution Park
1287 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo, California 93010
Please join our rally!

Thursday May 22nd at Constitution Park near City Hall in Camarillo 5-7pm

WEAR RED!
https://www.facebook.com/events/636049766478257/

Carson, CA

For the latest updates on all Carson events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGCarson.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Time and Place: 4:30 PDT Carson City Hall 701 E Carson St., Carson, California 90745
Organizers: https://www.facebook.com/events/485366541563685/ Contact toyin.idehen@gmail.com
Notes from organizers: Please wear red!

Chandler, AZ

18 May

at 17:30–19:30 in MST
Chandler, AZ, United States
https://m.facebook.com/events/478434555622539

Charlotte, NC

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Time and Place:2pm- 4:30pm, 800 E 3rd St, Charlotte, NC 28202
This location is right in front of the Government Center by the Courts. Wear red.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1592160891009843/

Chicago

For the latest updates on all Chicago events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGChicago.

Event wanted:
https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack/status/462971858552246272

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Time and Place: 12 Noon CDT, Daley Plaza
Organizer: https://m.facebook.com/events/877135328969941

Cleveland, OH

Thursday May 22 rally

Thursday May 22 at 9:00am
St Adalbert Church East
2347 E 83rd St, Cleveland, Ohio 44104
WEAR RED
Link to original event: https://www.facebook.com/events/248324578703433/248636752005549/?notif_t...

Main page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/639378416115939/

Dallas, TX

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bring Back Our Girls- Mother’s Day Peace and Prayer Rally
Time and Place:3:00 p.m. CDT, Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla Street, Dallas, TX
Organizers

Denver, CO

Friday, May 16, 2014

Time and Place:12:00n to 3:00 pm, meet at the the Tivoli Commons Flagpole at noon and march over to the West steps of the Capitol and assemble there.
Organizer: https://www.facebook.com/events/1546799868880506/?ref=5

Detroit, MI

For the latest updates on all Detroit events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGDetroit.

Saturday, May 10 2014

Time and Place: 10:00am EST Campus Martius Park 800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Organizers: https://www.facebook.com/events/556654101117985/?ref=5
Notes from organizers: Join the Detroit Metro Area Rally on May 10, 2014 Please come to help raise awareness. Wear red.

Fayetteville, AR

For the latest updates on all Fayetteville events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGFayetteville.

Saturday, May 3 2014

Time and Place: Moment of silence, Sequoyah Cross @ Sunset 8:05 EST

Florida

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
http://dbesolutions.com/mothers-day-vigil.png
It's so simple to participate in this demonstration. All you need to do, after having a lovely day with family and celebrating Motherhood - light a candle at sunset. Some may say a prayer - some may make a promise - some may just sit and focus energy on finding and bringing these girls back home, while expressing support and hope for the Mother's who are so desperately grieving. It is what you make it! Tell all your friends! Light a candle! Love, Mother Erin Teresa.

Houston, TX

For the latest updates on all Houston events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGHouston.

May 10th

Time and Place: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Macy's old parking lot. Across the street from the Galleria. I'm assuming we as Houstonians all know where the Galleria is. But in case someone doesn't or their are neighboring visitors from other cities 5085 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77056
Organizers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412092455732502/permalink/1412096012398...

May 17th rally

Saturday May 17th from 3-5pm
Venue: In front of Newman Marcus at the Galleria.
2600 Post Oaks Blvd., Houston, TX 77056. Corner of Post Oaks blvd./Westheimer Road.
WEAR RED.
http://www.facebook.com/events/ 276045705899831/

Indianapolis, IN

May 17th rally

Saturday May 17th 3-4pm.
300 Fall Creek. Parkway Indianopolis.
Organizers: Linda E

Kahului, Maui, Hawaii

18 May

at 13:00 in UTC-10
Queen Ka'ahumanu Center
275 W. Ka'ahumanu Avenue, Kahului, Hawaii 96732
https://m.facebook.com/events/1443392212574171

Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, May 14 2014

Time and Place: Rally at Market Square in Knoxville, TN on 5/14 from 4-5pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1442517589328566/

Los Angeles

For the latest updates on all Los Angeles events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGLA.

Saturday, May 3 2014

Time and Place: Demonstration May 3rd. I don't know yet the time and place. Please update this space if you do.

Monday, May 5th 2014

Time and Place: 6pm on the corner of Crenshaw Blvd
Organizesr: https://www.facebook.com/events/667798356600755/
Notes from organizers: Please join us as we raise awareness to the 234 school girls kidnapped in Nigeria by the Boko Haram militia. These girls are being abducted and raped by the militants.
We ask you to join on on May 5th, 2014 at 6pm on the corner of Crenshaw Blvd and King Blvd (by the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall) to stand in solidarity. These girls are daughters, sisters, and friends and we need to show them that we care and will not turn a blind eye towards them.
Please wear the color red, and if you have a gele, feel free to wear it.
Parking will be available at the Crenshaw Mall.

Thursday, May 22 school girls march

at 4:00PM PDT
May 22nd. 4pm Federal Building.

We will meet at Federal building and walk up Wilshire Blvd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/770875762930169

Girls around the world will march. Wearing their uniforms or red. We want 273 school girls to join in representing the 273 school girls that were kidnapped.

GLOBAL SCHOOL GIRL MARCH MAY 22nd: School girls from around the world have written us with an idea... they want a march of school girls in every city across the globe to show their support of the 273 girls kidnapped in Nigeria and the 230 girls who are still missing.

Tell your friends, tell your families, tell your schools. Choose a starting place and time. Share with us the details and we will help promote. Or go to www.bringbackourgirls.us for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/events/770875762930169

Madison, WI

For the latest updates on all Madison events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGMadison.

Saturday, May 10 2014

Time and Place: 12:00pm - 4:00pm CDT Meet outside at Walgreens (downtown) on the square at 11:45am to gather and walk to Capitol steps to start the rally. Persons arriving after 12noon, join us on the Capitol steps.
Organizers: https://www.facebook.com/events/747556011961356/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_stor...

Thursday, May 15 2014

Time and Place: Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 E. Main st. Madison, WI, 5pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/702073246498406/

MAINE:

Tuesday, May 13 2014

Maine:
Statewide rally
https://www.facebook.com/events/835771639783879/
Event co-ordinator: Jihaan Garrett

Montgomery, AL

For the latest updates on all Montgomery events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGMontgomery.

Time and Place: No definite march programmed yet. Contact @BringBackGirls on Twitter for details: I'm in touch with the potential organisers. Will post details as soon as event is confirmed.

Morristown, NJ

17 May

at 11:00-13:00 in EDT
Rally for the kidnapped Nigerian girls in Morristown, New Jersey around the Green
WEAR RED
Event Coordinator: Donna Carter Dinson
http://www.facebook.com/events/624429034314451/

Nashville, TN

For the latest updates on all Nashville events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGNashville.

Saturday, May 17 2014

Saturday , May 17 at 10:00am-12:00pm .
US Federal Building, 801 Broadway.
Nashville Tennessee 37203
We are a few days away from Nashville's #BringBackOurGirls rally. The amount of planning for this has really been epic!
We are very grateful for the beautiful out pour of prayers, love and support in the fight to bring our girls home alive.
We want to give a few friendly tips/reminders for those joining the Nashville's rally on Saturday morning.
1. WEAR RED.
2. Bring a printed #BringBackOurGirls.
3. Put a fold-able chair in your car if you have a problem standing for a long time.
4. Bring a bottle of water.
5. Bring an umbrella/Poncho - just in case it rains.
Thank you for your support. #BringBackOurGirlsAlive
http://www.facebook.com/events/583039998461515

New York, NY

For the latest updates on all New York events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGNYC.

Sat, May 3rd, 2014

Time and Place: Union Square, Manhattan, NY Corner of E 14th St and University Place.
http://instagram.com/p/nbymk0zhQI/

18 May

18 May at 13:30–16:30 in EDT
440 Studios
440 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10003
https://m.facebook.com/events/482060738591915

Oakland, CA

For the latest updates on all Oakland events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGOakland.

Sat, May 3rd, 2014

Time and Place: 12-3 pm McElroy Fountain Lake Merritt, Oakland.
Organizers: https://www.facebook.com/events/552092998243775/
Notes from organizers: WEAR RED!
Pictures and tweets from the event: https://twitter.com/BluPleasure69/status/462845317914718209

Owego, NY

18 May

at 13:00 in EDT
Tioga County Boys & Girls Club
201 Erie Street, Owego, New York 13827
https://m.facebook.com/events/270560756449781

Philadelphia, PA

For the latest updates on all Philadelphia events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGPhilly.

Sat, May 3rd, 2014

Time and Place: 12PM-2PM Love Park, 1599 JFK Blvd.
Organizers:For more info: JUSTBEINC@GMAIL.COM. @200RosesNg
Notes from organizers: Wear red and African headdress! We are collaborating to pray and show support for the affected families.

Thurs, May 15th, 2014

Time and Place: 12PM-2PM Independence Hall, Peoples Plaza, Corner of 5th and Market Street, 520 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Event co-ordinatorAnne-Marie Proud
Notes from organizers: Wear red.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1450037251905970/

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Thursday, May 22 school girl march

Thursday, May 22at 2:40pm in EDT
Point Pleasant Beach Boro High School
700 Trenton Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742
March to help raise awareness for the Nigerian schoolgirls. Starting at Point Pleasant HS, NJ at 2:40 pm. Wear red or school uniforms! 2:40pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/622752001148670

Portland, OR

Wednesday, May 14 2014

Time and Place: 5-8pm at the Pioneer Courthouse Square.
https://www.facebook.com/events/317372181750093/
Event co-ordinator: Sue Gemmell

Queens, NY

18 May

at 16:00–18:00 in EDT
Tomorrow · 21°C/10°C Clear
Queens, NY, United States
https://m.facebook.com/events/1388750234744804

Saint Louis, MO

For the latest updates on all Saint Louis events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGStLouis.

Monday May 5, 2014

Time and Place: 8pm Fairground Park St Louis, MO 63107
Organizers: https://www.facebook.com/events/729578313751782/
Notes from organizers: #234 young girls were abducted in the middle of the night in Nigeria on April 14, 2014. Some of them have escaped.
They have been forced into marriages- which is really sex slavery.
We will stand in solidarity with them!!!
#234 girls will stand with our Nigerian Sisters.
Religious leaders, mothers, women, daughter, poets, musicians, HUMANS
Meet us on the corner of Grand and Natural Bridge (across from Aldi's)
Bring candles, incense, signs, your love, your hope, and most importantly yourself!
This will not be a silent rally, we will cry out to the atmosphere for the safe return of our daughters!

May 17 rally

Time: 10AM- 12PM
Lets support Nigeria. Bring back the 276 Chibok school girls who have been abducted by Boko Haram home.
This is a crime not against Nigeria alone but against humanity.
With your help and action, we can raise awareness and contribute to bring these innocent girls back home.
#standupSTL @bethechange
WEAR RED
http://www.facebook.com/events/247334612117766/?context=create&source=49

San Diego, CA

Saturday May 17th prayer circle

There will be a Prayer Circle on Saturday May 17th beginning at 6:30pm.
There will be music,reading, prayers, litanies, meditation, quiet. Bring Somehting to share.
Place: San Diego First Child of the Brethren 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA.
For more information call: Pastor Sara 619.573.5784
WEAR RED.
http://www.facebook.com/events/5153094319035761

San Francisco, CA

For the latest updates on all San Francisco events, check on Twitter #BBOGUSA and #BBOGCisco.

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Time and Place: 12:00pm PDT Union Square, San Francisco 333 Post St., San Francisco, California 94102
Organizers: https://www.facebook.com/events/505262222906978/?ref=5
Notes from organizers: Please wear red!

Sante Fe, NM

Saturday, May 17th 2014

Saturday, May 17th at 5:30pm.
Railyard Performance Center . 1611 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501.
We will practice an 11-minute meditation for miracles and healing and then recite their names(11minutes). For in the name is the identity: the past, the present, and the future.
Their future.
Come and pray-- and stay to dance and chant with Blue Spirit Wheel at 7:30pm.
We are being joined around the world by Kundalini Yogis in Germany, Vancouver, DC, Austin Texas and New York. Join us.
http://www.facebook.com/events/688278081237498
WEAR RED!
http://www.facebook.com/events/251745041675599/?context=create&source=49

Scottsdale, AZ

Tuesday, May 13 2014

Time and Place: Intersection of Frank Lloyd Wright and AZ 101, 4 pm.

Simi Valley, CA

18 May

at 11:00–13:00 in PDT
Simi Valley, CA, United States
https://m.facebook.com/events/279700642190469

South Bend, IN

Wednesday, May 14 2014

Time and Place: 6 p.m. at Olivet A.M.E. Church; 719 N. Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

Springfield, MO

18 May

at 12:00–13:00 in CDT
Park Central Square
Park Central Square, Springfield, Missouri 65806
https://m.facebook.com/events/836806136334372

Tenafly, NJ

Thursday, May 15 2014

Time and Place: 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670

WEAR RED! https://www.facebook.com/events/491496117618632/

Tulsa, OK

Wednesday, May 14 2014

Time and Place: 6:00 pm at Chapman Centennial Green, 601 S Boson Ave, Tulsa, Ok. 74103.
Event co-ordinator: Lori Vance Guevara
https://www.facebook.com/events/315434875272195/

Washington, MO

18 May

at 13:00 in CDT
Near Washington, Missouri
Washington, Missouri 63090
https://m.facebook.com/events/1473074872924464

Time UTCsort iconLocal timePlaceEvent
2014-08-06 23:00:002014-08-06 19:00:00Washington DCWashington DC rally for President of Nigeria's visit, Wednesday 6th August, 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-31 21:00:002014-07-31 17:00:00Washington DCWashington DC event on the hill, Thursday 31st July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-30 21:00:002014-07-30 17:00:00New York City, NYNew York City speech/rally, Wednesday 30th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-29 02:00:002014-07-28 19:00:00Portland, ORPortland rally, Monday 28th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-24 16:00:002014-07-24 12:00:00Washington DCWashington DC 100 days rally, Thursday 24th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-24 01:00:002014-07-23 18:00:00Los Angeles, CALos Angeles 100 day vigil, Wednesday 23rd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-23 21:30:002014-07-23 17:30:00New York City, NYNew York City 100 day vigil, Wednesday 23rd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-23 03:00:002014-07-22 21:00:00Salt Lake City, UTSalt Lake City rally, Tuesday 22th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-22 22:30:002014-07-22 17:30:00Springfield, ILSpringfield community prayer vigil, Tuesday 22nd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-22 21:30:002014-07-22 17:30:00New York City, NYNew York City candlelight vigil, Tuesday 22nd July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-14 15:00:002014-07-14 11:00:00Washington DCWashington DC rally, Monday 14th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-12 16:00:002014-07-12 12:00:00Newark, NJNewark rally, Saturday 12th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-07-02 00:00:002014-07-01 17:00:00Santa cruz, CASanta cruz rally, Sunday 1st July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-27 18:00:002014-06-27 14:00:00New York City, NYNew York City rally, Friday 27th june 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-23 22:00:002014-06-23 18:00:00Washington DCWashington DC teach-in, Monday 23rd June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-22 18:00:002014-06-22 14:00:00The Bronx, NYThe Bronx rally, Saturday 22th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-17 23:00:002014-06-17 19:00:00LexingtonLexington rally, Tuesday 17th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-17 21:00:002014-06-17 17:00:00IthacaIthaca rally, Tuesday 17th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-17 01:00:002014-06-16 20:00:00Oak parkOak park rally, Monday 16th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-16 22:00:002014-06-16 15:00:00GlendaleGlendale rally, Monday 16th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-16 16:00:002014-06-16 12:00:00New York City, NYNew York City rally, Monday 16th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-16 16:00:002014-06-16 10:00:00Salt Lake City, UTSalt Lake City rally, Monday 16th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-13 16:00:002014-06-13 11:00:00Houston, TXHouston rally, Friday 13th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-12 21:30:002014-06-12 17:30:00LouisvilleLouisville rally, Thursday 12th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-11 02:00:002014-06-10 19:00:00Los Angeles, CALos Angeles Interfaith Vigil and Call to Action, Tuesday 10th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-09 17:00:002014-06-09 13:00:00New York City, NYNew York City panel discussion, Monday 9th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-08 21:00:002014-06-08 14:00:00Silicon Valley, CASilicon Valley rally, Sunday 8th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-08 17:00:002014-06-08 13:00:00SomervilleSomerville rally, Sunday 8th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-08 15:00:002014-06-08 11:00:00United States of AmericaUnited States of America Google Hangout, Tuesday 8th July 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-07 15:00:002014-06-07 11:00:00Maplewood, NJMaplewood march, saturday 7th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-07 15:00:002014-06-07 11:00:00Corning, NYCorning rally, Saturday 7th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-06 23:00:002014-06-06 19:00:00Cincinnati, OHCincinnati rally, Friday 6th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-06 00:00:002014-06-05 17:00:00Corte Madera, CACorte Madera rally, Thursday 5th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-05 20:00:002014-06-05 16:00:00Lorain, OHLorain rally, Thursday 5th June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-01 21:00:002014-06-01 14:00:00Olympia, WAOlympia march, Sunday 1st June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-06-01 16:00:002014-06-01 12:00:00Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh rally, Sunday 1st June 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-31 18:00:002014-05-31 11:00:00Seattle, WASeattle rally, Saturday 31st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-31 17:30:002014-05-31 10:30:00San Jose, CASan Jose (Silicon Valley) march, Saturday 31st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-31 16:00:002014-05-31 11:00:00Little Rock, ARLittle Rock rally, Saturday 31st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-31 13:00:002014-05-31 09:00:00Orlando, FLOrlando rally, Saturday 31st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-29 20:05:002014-05-29 15:05:00Chicago, ILChicago march, Thursday 29th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-28 22:30:002014-05-28 18:30:00Harrisburg, PAHarrisburg rally, Wednesday 28th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-28 19:00:002014-05-28 12:00:00Sacramento, CASacramento rally, Wednesday 28th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-27 18:45:002014-05-27 14:45:00Chatham, NJChatham march, Tuesday 27th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-23 12:45:002014-05-23 07:45:00Elkader, IAElkader march, Friday 23rd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-23 02:00:002014-05-22 19:00:00San Luis Obispo, CASan Luis Obispo vigil, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-23 01:30:002014-05-22 18:30:00Anaheim, CAAnaheim school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-23 00:00:002014-05-22 17:00:00Camarillo, CACamarillo rally, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 23:00:002014-05-22 19:00:00Hazleton, PAHazleton march/prayers, 19h00, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 23:00:002014-05-22 16:00:00Los Angeles, CALos Angeles school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 22:30:002014-05-22 15:30:00Lodi, CALodi school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 22:00:002014-05-22 15:00:00San Diego, CASan Diego school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 21:30:002014-05-22 17:30:00Charlotte, NCCharlotte school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 20:30:002014-05-22 16:30:00Pepper Pike, OHPepper Pike school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 20:30:002014-05-22 16:30:00Orlando, FLOrlando (Baldwin Park) march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 20:00:002014-05-22 16:00:00Bernardsville, NJBernardsville schoolgirl and schoolboy march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 20:00:002014-05-22 16:00:00Jacksonville, FLJacksonville school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 20:00:002014-05-22 16:00:00Boston, MABoston school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 19:00:002014-05-22 15:00:00Rye, NYRye school girl march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 18:15:002014-05-22 14:15:00Andover, MAAndover march, Thursday 22nd May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-22 01:30:002014-05-21 18:30:00Palo Alto, CAPalo Alto Rally, Wednesday 21st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-21 23:00:002014-05-21 19:00:00Middle River, MDMiddle River Prayer Service, Wednesday 21st May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-20 22:00:002014-05-20 16:00:00Phoenix, AZPhoenix rally, Tuesday 20th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-19 22:00:002014-05-19 16:00:00Salt Lake City, UTSalt Lake City rally, Monday 19th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-19 21:00:002014-05-19 17:00:00Charlotte, NCCharlotte rally, Monday 19th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 23:30:002014-05-18 17:30:00Chandler, AZChandler rally, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 23:00:002014-05-18 13:00:00Kahului, Maui, HIKahului march, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 20:00:002014-05-18 16:00:00New York City, NYQueens, NY rally, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 18:00:002014-05-18 11:00:00Simi Valley, CASimi Valley rally, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 18:00:002014-05-18 13:00:00Washington, MOWashington MO rally, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 17:30:002014-05-18 13:30:00New York City, NYNew York City peaceful vigil with dance and yoga, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 17:00:002014-05-18 12:00:00Springfield, MOSpringfield rally, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 17:00:002014-05-18 13:00:00Owego, NYOwego rally, Sunday 18th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-18 02:30:002014-05-17 19:30:00San Diego, CASan Diego prayer vigil, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 23:30:002014-05-17 18:30:00Austin, TXAustin prayer vigil, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 23:30:002014-05-17 17:30:00Sante Fe, NMSante Fe rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 20:00:002014-05-17 15:00:00Houston, TXHouston rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 19:00:002014-05-17 15:00:00Indianapolis, INIndianapolis rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 17:00:002014-05-17 12:00:00Airlington, TXAirlington rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 15:00:002014-05-17 11:00:00Morristown, NJMorristown rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 15:00:002014-05-17 10:00:00Nashville, TNNashville rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 15:00:002014-05-17 10:00:00Saint Louis, MOSaint Louis rally, Saturday 17th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-17 02:30:002014-05-16 19:30:00Vancouver, WAVancouver candlelight vigil, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-16 23:00:002014-05-16 18:00:00Saint Louis, MOSaint Louis rally, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-16 21:00:002014-05-16 17:00:00Miami, FLMiami rally, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-16 18:00:002014-05-16 12:00:00Denver, CODenver march, Friday 16th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 23:00:002014-05-15 19:00:00Tenafly, NJTenafly rally, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 22:00:002014-05-15 17:00:00Madison, WIMadison rally, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 18:00:002014-05-15 14:00:00Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia rally, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 16:00:002014-05-15 12:00:00Washington DCWashington DC rally, Thursday 15th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-15 00:00:002014-05-14 17:00:00Portland, ORPortland rally, Wednesday 14th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-14 23:00:002014-05-14 18:00:00Tulsa, OKTulsa rally, Wednesday 14th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-14 22:00:002014-05-14 18:00:00South Bend, INSouth Bend rally, Wednesday 14th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-14 21:00:002014-05-14 16:00:00Knoxville, TNKnoxville rally, Wednesday 14th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-13 23:00:002014-05-13 18:00:00Austin, TXAustin rally, Tuesday 13th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-13 22:00:002014-05-13 16:00:00Scottsdale, AZScottsdale rally, Tuesday 13th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-13 16:00:002014-05-13 12:00:00Albany, NYAlbany rally, Tuesday 13th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-13 15:00:002014-05-13 10:00:00Fayetteville, ARFayetteville rally, Tuesday 13th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-13 13:00:002014-05-13 09:00:00MaineMaine Statewide Rally, Tuesday 13th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls
2014-05-13 02:00:002014-05-12 19:00:00Hawthorne, CAHawthorne candle light vigils, Monday 12th May 2014. #BringBackOurGirls

Worldwide events & Internet actions

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World » Worldwide & Internet

Timezone: UTC.

https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack/status/471763888262770688

https://twitter.com/Act4Account/status/477797397259894785

Discussion and brainstorming

This is a collectively editable wiki page. Be bold and improve it by adding any relevant information you may have.

A lot of the discussion currently takes place within Twitter: tweet to @bringsgirlsback: https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack

However, 140 characters are often very limiting. You can discuss more at ease within the blog section of this web site.
You may post your thoughts in your own blog entry or reply in this open thread:
http://en.minguo.info/blogs/augustin/brainstorm_action_points_to_bringba...

Check out this hangout discussion from Amy Poehler's Smart Girls on Google+: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pc2LQOGmCg&feature=share

Citizen Town Hall Meeting, organized by the ‘Spaces for Change’ group (S4C), 20 May 2014
Discussed issues including security, justice and terrorism in Nigeria
http://saharareporters.com/gallery/photonews-beyond-hashtags-nigerian-ac...

Facebook & Other activist networks

This is a collectively editable wiki page. Be bold and improve it by adding any relevant information you may have.

We are all working towards a common goal.
Here is the list of known networks of activists working towards the liberation of the Nigerian girls:

Worldwide demonstrations

For demonstrations in every country and every city, see here: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/demonstrations .

Twitter

https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack is the home base for this wiki.
https://twitter.com/rescueourgirls is coordinating efforts with us.
See also: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/twitter

Facebook

Facebook groups to follow:
https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls
https://www.facebook.com/GirlRising
https://www.facebook.com/everynigeriandosomething
https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirlscanada
https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirlsUK
https://www.facebook.com/200rosesng

Twitter - Facebook - minguo liaison officers

We need people who can act as liaison between the Twitter group and the Facebook one. We need a volunteer. Contact us here or at Twitter @BringGirlsBack .
People who are part of the Facebook group should feed this wiki with the latest action plans.

Basically, both groups need to be aware of each other.
We want to add to our wiki all of the action points of the Facebook group. We need someone to publicize the efforts by the Twitter community in the Facebook group.

We are not in a competition of twitter vs facebook. Both groups should work hand in hand to have an impact.

so we need at least one, maybe more people who can act as liaison between our wiki, our twitter group and the facebook group.

Possible volunteer:
https://twitter.com/Senatorbabyboy/status/461766810543849472

Liaison between activist groups

This is a collectively editable wiki page. Be bold and improve it by adding any relevant information you may have.

For maximum efficiency, it is very important to have good liaison officers between ourselves and other activist groups.
augustin blogged about it earlier: It's time for the droplets to coalesce into a big river

It's a good thing that many groups, channels, web sites, activists network have appeared to #BringBackOurGirls. But we must be aware of each other, and coordinate efforts for greatest impact!

Liaison people preferably are:
- dependable.
- organized.
and must be registered in this site.

Wanted

- as many liaisons as there are groups working on this issues, so *many* volunteers required.

Liaison with local organisers

It'd be nice to have a liaison person for each city to:
- Make sure the database of events in that city is kept up to date.
- In general coordinate the content of relevant sections of the wiki with what's happening on the ground.
- Make sure that after each demonstration, links to local media coverage, links to tweets with pictures of the event are added next to the event in the wiki. Write up a small report: atmosphere, turnout, media presence, etc.
- Make sure this wiki links to any other resources (e.g. facebook channels) related to local activist groups.
- Make sure we are all aware of each other and coordinate efforts, etc.
- In short, make sure that we are effective enough so that we can #BringOurGirlsHome.

Harness the power of large organizations, companies and agencies

This is a collectively editable wiki page. Be bold and improve it by adding any relevant information you may have.

Maybe your company, your organization or a charity you support can help in some ways.
Maybe you can help us contact large governmental and non-governmental agencies which may be in a better situation to help, than us, individuals.

Example:
https://twitter.com/feistywomankent/status/513582396000985088

See also

Images you can use

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Verifying Images

There are many photographs floating around the internet claiming to be of the recently kidnapped girls. Some of them may not be of the Chibok girls, but from other past tragedies. Here is a simple way to verify the source of an image. Please do this before sharing images
Via @adefunke on Twitter:
1. Copy the URL of the image. (Right click the image and select "Copy Link Address" for Mac or "Copy Image URL" for PC.
2. Navigate in your browser to images.google.com. Click on the camera icon next to the search box to search for the image.
3. Paste the copied link in the search box and hit "search by image." 9 times out of 10 the image will be from some unrelated yet equally appalling incident.
4. Share this information with others

Wrong Pictures of Guinea-Bissau Girls

Some of the most widely circulated images associated with this campaign are not of the kidnapped girls, and are not of Nigerian girls at all. Three photos of girls have been posted thousands of times, were on this page, and were shared by the BBC. Please know the images were used without permission of the subjects and the photographer. Know the real story of these images, and of the girls in them:
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/the-real-story-about-the-wrong-...
Please consider the distribution of any images and consider that while it is for a good cause, the damage it can bring to unwillingly become the face of a campaign you are not a part of.

See also:
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/bringing-the-nigerian-girls-int...

Images

**Visit http://act4accountability.com/tool-kit/ to download images, icons, and placards for rallies.**
E.G. 1: https://twitter.com/_malawode/status/463401910024691713
E.G. 2: https://twitter.com/LAdeleoso/status/466695278884835328

https://twitter.com/Jennycokafor/status/466323264659533824

https://twitter.com/Jennycokafor/status/466264753363763201

https://twitter.com/Jennycokafor/status/466264041313554432

https://twitter.com/Jennycokafor/status/466263463694983169

https://twitter.com/MissAllyBlue/status/470950322660442112

Please let us know whom to credit for the following images:



The following picture is by:
https://twitter.com/MrASingh/status/462564642846691328
http://instagram.com/MrASingh
https://twitter.com/MrASingh











by Adrienne @soulpowercoach.

by BudgIt.

Letter writing campaign for the Chibok girls and NE Nigeria

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This wiki page is set up to document the letter (email) writing campaign for the Chibok girls and North-East Nigeria. Feel free to edit and improve this page.

To whom to write?

It really depends on your personal motivation. If you want to specifically write about the Chibok girls, you ought to write to the people who have the actual power to do something about it, e.g. your own government or the Nigerian government. If you are also concerned about the overall situation in the affected region (NE Nigeria), you can write to relevant charities and NGO to see what they can do and how we can assist them.

Check:

https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack/status/517574626214305792

How to write?

The first rule is: do not tweet! First, 140 characters is not enough to properly express our concerns. Secondly, tweets are easily ignored. In fact, you'd be lucky if your tweet is seen at all by the embassador, the president, the prime minister or whomever you are writing to.

Write at least by email and maybe also by mail. Registered mail would be the best as you'd be guaranteed to gain some attention.

What to write?

It depends on whom you write to and why you write. We plan to create individual wiki pages for key groups of individuals with specific ideas and guidelines for each.

Publishing your letters

Although it is not an obligation, you should strongly consider publishing your letter and the eventual answer you may receive (inform them first that you intend to do so).

There are two main reasons to do so:
- It allows our grassroots effort to share information.
- Seeing all the letters thus published will inspire many more individuals to write, too. It is important to reach a critical mass.

Where to publish? Anywhere you want or can. If you have a personal web site or blog, you can publish your letter and the reply there, and then use this wiki to link to your blog entry. If you don't have a personal place, you can register/login in this web site and publish it in the blog section.

Already published letters

Document

Help us document everything you learn. Share names, addresses, email addresses of key individuals that we could all write to. Share the information you've gained; add it into the appropriate place in this wiki.

News

See also

Petitions

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UK

10 Downing Street Petition

[Apr 2014] This petition needs to have 100000 signatures so it can be debated in UK Parliament!

Internet

minguo.info poll

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/nigeria-abducted-schoolgirls-boko-har...

Wechange.org

Petitions text is available in Spanish, French, German and Chinese.

avaaz.org

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Nigerian_President_Goodluck_Jonathan_Pr...

walkfree.org

http://www.walkfree.org/nigerian-schoolgirls/

thepetitionsite.com

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/479/717/935/please-help-in-the-rescue-of-...

Nigeria

Send a msg to Inspector Gen of Nigeria Police.
https://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/demand-action-for-abducted-schoo...

USA

White House

White House petition:
"work with the UN and the Nigerian government to bring home the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram."
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/work-un-and-nigerian-governmen...

Ojonwa’s petition to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Inspector General of the Nigeria National Police
http://www.capwiz.com/womenthrive/mail/oneclick_compose/?alertid=63200666

Charities

Amnesty International

Take action now: Nigerian authorities need to know that the world stands with the girls’ families in demanding their immediate release. Their rights – and the rights of all of Nigeria’s children -- to education and to be protected from violence must be safeguarded!

Petition: Nigeria, Bring Back Our Girls!

Italy petition for nigerian girls

http://www.change.org/it/petizioni/all-onu-al-parlamento-europeo-al-gove...

Skills: volunteer your skills for our cause

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We need people with varying and specific set of skills.

Help us complete the list.

Video editing

Can you make a video interview of influential people in your area?
Can you help others with video editing?
Let us know!

Writing and Editing

We need some people with writing and editing skills for:
- helping with the way things are written in this wiki! ;)
- helping with providing sample letters for: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/contacting_influential_...
- writing articles to post on various internet forums, blogs, activist/progressive web sites, etc.

Volunteers:
Alison: "I'm an artist, but also a writer and editor."

Sarah DeLe: I'm an educator (almost college professor) working on my PhD in Rhetoric. Contact me at https://twitter.com/SarahDeLe

Vincent Okwuanya ‏@Tovincentokwy : Freelance writer: https://twitter.com/Tovincentokwy/status/462109140249481216

Artists / designers

Demonstrations

We need graphic designers to design nice poster for each and every march event to #BringBackOurGirls. Check full listing here: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/demonstrations Most don't have a poster.
Depending on time, skills and inspiration, the design can be either very simple or more elaborate.
The design may be based on a common template with different text for each march. Better: to differentiate each poster, they could be customized for each city (with landmarks from the city?). This would be useful to allow users judge whether they have already seen each poster.

Messages

We need graphic designers, artists to create whatever may help bring a message across
- on the internet (see: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/images )
- during demonstrations
...

Volunteers:
Alison: "I'm an artist, but also a writer and editor."
Preethi ‏@preethidesigner https://twitter.com/preethidesigner/status/462544613366984704
Amy ‏@amyswapp https://twitter.com/amyswapp/status/462547720088330240

Spread awareness: blog, write articles...

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Whatever blog you have, whatever forum you may be a member from, whatever social community you may be part of, you must help us spread the news, promote action and solutions.

Here is a list of blog entries posted in various web site by activists like you and me:

Minguo.info

Check the recent BringBackOurGirls blog entries.

News, information web site

Democracy Chronicles

DC is lead by a democracy activist.

Progressive web sites

Daily Kos

departmentofhomegirlsecurity

tokenfeminist.com

discoveringebony.com

Twitter

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The Twitter #BringBackOurGirls is still going strong, but now we need to move to the next stage: get organized and actually do something significant.

The goal is not to give ourselves good conscience, but to actually do something that would lead to the release of the poor girls. It's easy to tweet #BringBackOurGirls. The question is: how many of us are willing to step out and do something.

The rough action plan on Twitter is thus:

1- publicize @bringGirlsBack

Follow the twitter channel @BringGirlsBack. The account has been create to serve and to help; to gather and to spread information.
The number of followers serves as a rough head count.

Retweet our tweets: your retweets are important. They bring attention to the channel and help get other people on board.

Help build up our follower and activist base. See this blog post:
http://en.minguo.info/blogs/augustin/strength_in_numbers_of_activists

2- Headcount

As individuals, we may not be wealthy, we may not have power, we may not be high elected officials... Our only strength lies in our number. The head count mentioned above is an important morale booster. Let's not dismiss it.

But following the channel @BringGirlsBack does not cost much and does not give much either. The next head count we must then proceed with is: who is willing to do what? Who is willing to sacrifice some of their free time, etc? People are already starting to come up asking the right kind of question: "What else can I do?" "How can I help more?"

We'll soon be completing this wiki with a list of possible action items: we'll see then who resonates with what.

We need your help to edit this wiki (I am currently doing it all alone - my time and energy is limited). We need a strong, well documented wiki in order to properly organize the efforts of hundreds/thousands of persons. Volunteers are welcome now!

3- What Twitter is good at

Let's remember what Twitter really is: it is a social network. Use it to connect to people. Directly reach out to people whom you know and who know you. Check your list of followers (however little it may be) and kindly ask your followers: "would you be willing to help a little?"

But let's remember our real life social network: your family, our friends, our neighbours, our co-workers, etc. They may not be on Twitter: it's not a reason to discount the help they may be willing to provide.

Send personal messages

Often, a short personal message to one acquaintance is worth more than flooding the network with random requests. Here we have an example of a Twitter user going through his contact list and sending to each of his followers a personalized message with a plea for help. A good example is this one: "you helped me find a lost dog that one time. Please help me find 234 real human beings. @BringGirlsBack #BringBackOurGirls".

City-specific #BringBackOurGirls tag

We need a different #BringBackOurGirls tag for each city, to split the flow of information.
This way each individual tag is more useful for the people of that area, keep track of friends, events, information, etc.
So for each city in our database of worldwide events, we need a *link* to the proper tag on twitter (and to facebook, if appropriate).

Exemple # tags: #BringBackOurGirlsDC, #BringBackOurGirlsUK, #BringBackOurGirlsLondon etc.

4- Moving beyond Twitter

All of the above are the preliminaries. It won't yet directly impact the girls whom we are seeking to help. To actually make a difference, we need to move beyond Twitter. We need to take action to the real world: organise marches, write letters, etc. Help us brainstorm ideas then help us organize it all into the wiki and let people come forward and volunteer for what they want.

What Faith groups can do for NE Nigeria

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As an introduction to this page, we must stress out that this humanitarian crisis has touched people of every Faith. @BringGirlsBack received many tweets from Christians, Muslim, Jewish people as well as from people of other Faiths and humanists, agnostics and atheists.

Many people believe in the power of prayer and remember to include the Chibok Girls in theirs.

In order to have the greatest positive impact, we would like to document here how you work or could work with your religious community to take action.

This wiki page is a stub waiting to be filled with examples of faith communities getting mobilized (Sept. 2014 and beyond) to have a positive impact in the North-East region of Nigeria.

See also

What educators and teachers can do for NE Nigeria

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Teachers and educators are in a unique position to spread awareness, share a message and take action together with their students.

This page is set up to document examples of teachers and classes of students taking actions, and list ideas of what can be done.

We are also interested in classroom activities, ranging from 5~10 minute activities, to a whole session, as well as activities done for a short time 2 or 3 times a month but being sustained over a longer period of time, until the desired result has been achieved.

Remember: the Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping is unfortunately not a unique event, nor did it happen void of context. Any action that aims to heal the underlying causes is greatly needed and appreciated.
https://twitter.com/feistywomankent/status/513582396000985088
https://twitter.com/feistywomankent/status/513947721762627585

Updating the 'demonstrations' database

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Duty rota

Ideally, each event organiser should update the wiki database of demonstrations themselves, or assign someone to do it. Unfortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule.

Instead, we must rely on a very small team of volunteers to keep an eye for new events and update them.

Given a handful of people, there must be a way to nicely spread the workload in a way that there is no duplication of labour.

Our main source of information is https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls/events

You may use the space below to organize a rota-duty, whereby each volunteer takes on the responsibility of updating events for a particular day.

May 14th: volunteer name
May 15th: Already updated by @UncannyVal, sorry if @rarestar07 was also doing!
May 16th: @UncannyVal
May 17th: @rarestar07
May 18th: augustin
May 19th: augustin
May 20th: @rarestar07
May 21st: augustin
May 22nd:@rarestar07
May 23rd: augustin
May 24th: @UncannyVal
May 25th:
May 26th:

New database of events

Beware: the new demonstration database plugin has been quickly developed very recently for our current purposes. It is not mature and is still limited in many ways. One such limitation is that we cannot alter the date/time once the event is submitted So make sure to get it right the first time!

For the time being, ignore events already entered. Once the events have been re-entered, augustin will merge the two lists, combining all the accumulated information.

Check the location exists

To enter an event, the corresponding city must exist in the database first. Most locations are already entered but few are missing.
Assuming the location (city) already exists, the events themselves must be entered, following a specific format.

Go to any country in our demonstration wiki, e.g.
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/demonstrations/france
and use the red box to navigate to the proper city.
If the city does not exist, ask augustin to create it (I'll show you later how to do it, but it's a bit tricky and it's easy to make a mistake).

Events to enter

Start from this list:
https://m.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls?v=events&is_past=1&refid=17
Coordinate first with augustin to know which date's events to enter.
The system is designed so that it's much easier to enter all the events for a particular date at the same time. So, work in chronological order.

Browse to proper location

Provided the city exists, browse to it and click on [Go!] next to the city name. You can now see the list of events already entered for that city.

You should see a link in the red box saying, e.g. for Carson: "Create new event in Carson, CA". Click on that link to create a new event.

Create event

When creating an event, the system will automatically suggest a title for the new event wiki page.
The main things to change in the title are:
- the date (obviously)
- Title the term "rally" => take your queue from the event organizers, see how they themselves describe the event. It could be a "march" a "vigil" a "prayer meeting", a "moment of silence", a "schoolgirl march", etc.

Date: The date must be changed in 2 places:
1) in the title, as explained above.
2) in the calendar select box.
Beware: this plugin has been quickly developed very recently for our current purposes. It is not mature and is still limited in many ways. One such limitation is that we cannot alter the date/time once the event is submitted So make sure to get it right the first time!

Time: use 24h clock: To enter the time next to the calendar select box, use the 24h clock. E.g. for 3:30pm, enter 15:30.

events details For each event, first copy/paste at the top of the wiki page the links to our sources.
Remove unnecessary bits,
e.g. don't copy this:
https://m.facebook.com/events/313246835495774?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A22%7D&aref=22&refid=17
but shorten the link to this:
https://m.facebook.com/events/313246835495774

Warning: Preview does not work and may revert the values to default values, not those you entered. This will be fixed later, but until then, do not use preview when creating a new event.

Then copy/paste the key information, usually 3 lines with the date, time, address of the rally.
Lastly, copy/paste all available information on the facebook event page. Click on "See more..." at the very bottom of the page.
Delete redundant information.

As examples, check all the following events to get a feel on how to format each event.
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/washington_dc_rally_3rd_may_2014_bringbackour...
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/los_angeles_rally_monday_5th_may_2014_bringba...
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/fort_wayne_awareness_gathering_saturday_10th_...
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/carson_rally_tuesday_6th_may_2014_bringbackou...
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/washington_dc_nigerian_embassy_rally_tuesday_...

Creating new locations

Creating a new location in the Database is very, very easy but a few things must be considered first:

Is a new location really needed

We are dividing down to the city/municipality level, not lower.
Always check wikipedia first to see whether a location is indeed a municipality or part of one.

Examples:
- University events are listed within the municipality the university is located.
- This Queens rally is listed under New York City.
- This Hillbrow rally is listed under .Johannesburg.
- This Brixton vigil is listed under London.

In such cases, simply use the title field of the event to clearly advertise where the event is taking place, as in the above examples.

Timezone considerations

It is important to get the timezone right.

The bad news is that we use the very thorough but very abstruse IANA Timezone Database. It is accurate but it's sometimes very hard to figure out which timezone name to use for a specific location. It sometimes requires a fair amount of research on wikipedia and other sources to ascertain which timezone to use. In doubt, let augustin handle it.

The good news is that in most cases, you don't even need to worry at all about the timezone. If you add a city within a smaller country like UK which has a single timezone, then you have nothing to do. The system will automatically select the appropriate timezone which is, for a city anywhere in the UK, "Europe/London".

General rule

You can add any city in existing European countries (except Russia!) and not worry about timezones and it will be 100% accurate.
You can add any city within an existing US state and not worry about timezones and it will be almost but not quite 100% accurate.

In other cases, some research is required. You may leave augustin handle it if you prefer.

Let's consider a few specific cases:

Countries within a single timezone

For smaller countries which already exist within the database and which entirely lie within a single timezone, you have nothing to worry about. When you add a new city, the proper timezone will be automatically selected.

USA

Most US states are pretty straight-forward and lie within a single timezone. There are some very notable exceptions like Indiana which is the messiest place in the world as far as timezones are concerned. In any case, you can add any city within an existing state and 99% of the time, the timezone will be right.

Adding a new US state not yet present in the database must be handled like adding a new country: the state's (main) timezone must be ascertained.

Canada

Canadian provinces are like US states: some are straightforward, some are a bit messier. Anyway, for some unknown reasons, augustin has not divided Canada into provinces. So for each new city added, the province and the city's timezone must be ascertained.

South Africa

Same as Canada.

Australia

Same as Canada.

New country

To add a new country, the timezone must be ascertained first. It is usually in the form Continent/Biggest_city in the country.

Adding the location

When creating a new wiki page for a location, there are only four fields to edit:

1- the title: for a new country, write "Demonstrations in ...", for a city simply write the city's name. For US cities add the State like this: "Los Angeles, CA". For Canadian cities, add the province. Generally speaking follow the example of other cities in the same country.

2- the new location field: same as in title.

3- timezone: in easy cases, you won't have to edit it at all. See above.

4- URL path settings: Uncheck "Generate automatic URL alias" and complete the alias "wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/demonstrations/" by appending the city's name.
Important guidelines:
- use only lower case letters and underscores. Nothing else!
- do not use spaces, hyphens, capital letters, etc.
- for US cities, append the abbreviation for the state, e.g. wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/demonstrations/log_angeles_ca
- generally speaking, follow the example set by existing places.
- the path cannot end with a forward slash /. Leaving the default "wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/demonstrations/" is wrong. You must append the city's name.

Adding a new country

When adding a new country, there is another step to do to add the country within the outline so that it's visible from the main listing here: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/demonstrations
You can let augustin handle that step.

In other languages

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Baggrund:
Denne side er dedikeret til at skabe opmærksomhed om de over 200 kidnappede nigerianske skolepiger, der nu har været forsvundet siden april.
Flere lande har tilbudt at hjælpe Nigeria med at finde pigerne, herunder USA, Storbrittanien og Frankrig.

Danske medier har fokus på sagen, men såvidt vides er der ikke særlig bevågenhed fra danske politikere. Det kan du hjælpe med ved at skrive til vores politikere og få dem til at gå aktivt ind i sagen. Find dem her på Folketingets hjemmeside. http://www.ft.dk/Folketinget/findMedlem/regeringen.aspx

Du kan følge @bringgirlsback på Twitter og skabe opmærksomhed ved at benytte hashtags #BringBackOurGirls og #BBOGDenmark når du Tweeter. Benyt også disse hashtags hvis du Tweeter til ministre, medier eller følgere.
Du kan støtte ved at tage en selfie med et foto med teksten #BringBackOurGirls, som den amerikanske præsidentfrue Michelle Obama og mange andre har gjort.
@Poltiken har også opfordret til at skabe opmærksomhed: http://politiken.dk/udland/ECE2283364/twitter-kampagne-retter-verdens-fo...

Du kan følge på Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls?fref=nf

Endelig kan du starte underskriftsindsamling og/eller arrangere en protestmarch.

Dette er skrevet og samlet af Anette Hallstrøm, hvis eneste interesse er at støtte og skabe opmærksomhed, så pigerne bliver fundet og bragt hjem til deres familier.

Udpluk af nyheder omkring sagen:

http://jyllands-posten.dk/international/Afrika/ECE6731915/usa-nigeria-ka...
http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Udland/2014/05/12/120059.htm
http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/udland/2014-05-12-eksperter-i-usa-unders%C3%B8ge...
http://jyllands-posten.dk/international/ECE6716102/maske-spor-af-over-20...
http://www.b.dk/globalt/regering-overvejer-alle-muligheder-for-at-befri-...
http://www.b.dk/globalt/boko-haram-vil-udveksle-skolepiger-for-fanger
http://www.b.dk/globalt/frankrig-vil-holde-boko-haram-topmoede
http://politiken.dk/udland/ECE2287477/portraet-afrikansk-terrorist-afsig...

Venner:
https://twitter.com/anettehallstrom
https://twitter.com/UNICEFDK

[Dutch] Informatie in het Nederlands.

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Op 14 April 2014 werden 276 schoolmeisjes ontvoerd in Chibok, Nigeria, door de Islamitische Boko Haram. Van de 276 meisjes worden er nog steeds 223 vermist en om te voorkomen dat de meisjes vergeten worden doen we ons best om de zaak in het nieuws te houden.
Op deze pagina houden we het nieuws bij uit Nederland. De pagina is zeker niet compleet, er wordt namelijk veel geschreven over deze tragische geschiedenis. Iedereen is van harte welkom om artikelen toe te voegen aan de pagina. Als je informatie hebt over mogelijke demonstraties of ander acties in Nederland, dan horen we dat graag! Je kunt het zelf op de wiki zetten of contact opnemen via twitter met @_cyberella.

Petitie

https://www.change.org/petitions/goodluck-jonathan-bring-back-nigeria-s-...

Nieuws Artikelen

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    [05.05.2014] Boko Haram: 'ontvoerde meisjes als slaven verkocht'
    http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20140505_056

    [05.05.2014] Boko Haram dreigt ontvoerde meisjes te verkopen
    http://www.refdag.nl/nieuws/buitenland/boko_haram_dreigt_ontvoerde_meisj...

    [05.05.2014] Boko Haram eist ontvoeringen op
    http://nos.nl/artikel/644172-boko-haram-eist-ontvoeringen-op.html

    [05.05.2014] Boko Haram: ‘we zullen de meisjes als slavinnen op de markt verkopen”
    http://www.welingelichtekringen.nl/politiek/308810/de-islamieten-van-bok...

    [05.05.2014] "Presidentsvrouw Patience Jonathan werkt tegen"
    http://nos.nl/data/nosop3/reader/644159_tab3.html

    [05.05.2014] President Nigeria: geen idee waar ontvoerde meisjes zijn
    http://www.elsevier.nl/Buitenland/nieuws/2014/5/President-Nigeria-geen-i...

    [05.05.2014] Boko Haram eist ontvoering meisjes Nigeria op
    http://nos.nl/video/644224-boko-haram-eist-ontvoering-meisjes-nigeria-op...

    [05.05.2014] First Lady Nigeria laat protestleider ontvoerde meisjes oppakken
    http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2664/Nieuws/article/detail/3649143/2014/0...

    [05.05.2014] '200 ontvoerde schoolmeisjes Nigeria worden verkocht'
    http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/buitenland/200-ontvoerde-schoolmeisjes-ni...

    [05.05.2014] Boko Haram dreigt ontvoerde meisjes te verkopen
    http://www.nu.nl/buitenland/3766706/nigeria-onderzoekt-ontvoering-school...

    [05.05.2014] Boko Haram eist verantwoordelijkheid voor ontvoering 230 schoolmeisjes in Nigeria
    http://nl.metrotime.be/2014/05/05/news/boko-haram-eist-verantwoordelijkh...

    [03.05.2014] Nigeria onderzoekt ontvoering schoolmeisjes
    http://www.nu.nl/buitenland/3766706/nigeria-onderzoekt-ontvoering-school...

    Evenementen

    Vrienden

    Nederlanders in support van #BringBackOurGirls.
    https://twitter.com/_cyberella

    [French] Informations en français

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    Table of Contents 

    Pétitions

    Sources

    Presse

    [German] Informationen auf Deutsch

    This is a collectively editable wiki page. Be bold and improve it by adding any relevant information you may have.

    Auf dieser Seite findet sich eine (unvollständige) Sammlung von Nachrichtenbeiträgen und Aktionen zu den entführten Schülerinnen in Nigeria. Gerne kann diese Liste weiter ergänzt werden. Entweder direkt hier hinzufügen oder auf Twitter an @LRALB schicken. Besonders falls ihr etwas über geplante Aktionen, Demonstrationen oder ähnliches im deutschsprachigen Raum wisst, meldet euch!

    Demonstrations

    For the latest updates on all Bonn events, check on Twitter #BBOGDeautschland and #BBOGBonn.

    Demonstration in Bonn, Donnerstag 8. Mai Beginn am UN Gebäude (Langer Eugen, Hermann-­-Ehlers-­-Strasse) 11Uhr zum Auswärtigen Amt (Adenauerallee 99-­-103) . Informationen hier: https://gruene-bornheim.de/home/aktuelle-news-detailansicht/article/medi...
    Demonstration in Bonn-Germany, Thu 8th May, 2014 start 11am @ UN building goes to German Ministery of Foreign Affairs (Auswärtiges Amt). Information from @AhmedSalisu.

    Fotos: https://twitter.com/OBR4JUSTICE_DE/status/464417603235368960/photo/1
    Video: http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2150012/#/beitrag/video/215...

    Diskussion Online

    Hello European Education Pirates,
    ----special mumble session---
    Mumble session at 11.05.2014 9 p.m. (UTC +2 - Berlin time)

    The term "Boko Haram" comes from the Hausa word boko figuratively meaning "western education"
    and the Arabic word haram figuratively meaning "sin" (literally, "forbidden"). the name could mean:

    "western education is sinful"

    The nigerian group Boko Haram kidnapped more then 200 schoolgirls:
    News boko haram : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/07/nigerian-kidnapping-education_n...

    This is about the right of access to education for all people of this earth. For me as an educational
    policy it is a slap in the face and it is now no question to show solidarity.

    Facebook site @bringbackourgirls : https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls
    and on twitter @bringbackourgirls

    I think we can creat an position paper at the program group from the PPEU.
    This paper we will send about Facebook, Twitter, Mailinglists, Press to show solidarity.

    Mumble:
    We'll meet on mumble.piratenpartei-nrw.de (serveradress) in room International → Grenzenlos. (Or just look for @wilk or @caevye.) We'll arrive at about 9 p.m. and the session will start at 9:15. It might be shorter, but even if there is a lively discussion we'll finish after 2 hrs max.

    The Mumble software is free and will run on computers as well as on smartphones (however, on smartphones it sometimes is a bit tricky to find the room you are looking for.) If you haven't installed Mumble already, please do so – it's not hard and you'll find How-Tos online, for example here: https://wiki.piratenpartei.de/NRW:Mumble-Server – and test your audio settings prior to our session. There will always be people on the servers to help you.

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    .
    שישים ושלוש מתוך הבנות החטופות הצליחו לברוח מבוקו חראם - http://m.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/593/411.html?hp=1&cat=666
    http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/17/2752840לפחות 200 נהרגו בפיגוע של בוקו חראם

    http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/17/2749284 ניגריה: "הנערות החטופות אותרו, ישוחררו תוך שבוע"

    http://www.kikarhashabat.co.il/mobile/app/#news.142984עשרות הרוגים בפיגוע ירי
    http://mobile.mako.co.il/news-world/international/Article-8c11236e213164... מאות ציידים ניגרים מתכוונים לתקוף את בוקו חראם עם כלי ציד:

    בבקשה תקראו, כתבה מאוד חשובה!! http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/world/africa/1.2323665

    http://www.israelhayom.co.il/article/182697 ניגריה מושכת תשומת לב עולמית

    איך ישראל מתכוונת לעזור לניגריה?
    http://m.ynet.co.il/Article.aspx?id=4518866

    ישראל מציע עזרה לניגריה- http://www.thepost.co.il/news/new.aspx?pn6Vq=E&0r9VQ=FGLMG

    תגובה של מוסלמי סעודי בעניין החטיפה: "קבוצות אלה אינן בדרך הנכונה משום שהאיסלאם הוא נגד חטיפה, הרג ותוקפנות", הוא אמר.
    "חתונה עם בנות חטופות אינה מותרת."

    כתבה על כל מה שקורה בניגריה בבקשה תצפו בסרטון: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/05/09/nigerian-president-vows-to-conqu...

    http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/17/2744471

    http://www.thepost.co.il/news/new.aspx?pn6Vq=J&0r9VQ=FGKJK

    יפה אבל לא מספיק.. להמשיך לשתף עד שיימצאו אותן!! http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/world/africa/1.2313215

    http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/world/africa/.premium-1.2315347

    News

    סרטון באורך דקה המסביר על החטיפת בניגריה, בבקשה תראו ותשתפו!!
    http://news.walla.co.il/mahadura/?w=//2743923

    התפתחות נוספת במצב בניגריה
    http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/world/africa/1.2314730

    Blog

    See blog entry:
    http://en.minguo.info/blogs/inbaralt/beingbackourgirls

    Friends

    https://twitter.com/inbaralt

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    234 studentesse nigeriane sono state rapite dalla loro scuola nell'aprile 2014 e i media non stanno dando la giusta rilevanza a questa notizia.
    Questa sezione mira non solo a fornire informazioni relative alla copertura mediatica di questo avvenimento, ma, molto più importante, ad organizzare i nostri sforzi per spingere i Governi e i mass media dei nostri rispettivi Paesi ad agire!

    SU INTERNAZIONALE: ECCO I NOMI DELLE RAGAZZE DA FAR TORNARE A CASA #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS

    News

    Ecco i nomi delle ragazze da far tornare a casa
    http://www.internazionale.it/news/nigeria/2014/05/06/ecco-i-nomi-delle-r...

    SUL BLOG DI DONNEVIOLA IL POST DI #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS SEMPRE IN AGGIORNAMENTO

    http://donneviola.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/libere-liberi-bringbackourgirls/

    E le ragazze rapite in Nigeria?
    http://www.zeroviolenzadonne.it/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=596...

    Altra bomba in Nigeria. Sono quasi 300 le ragazze rapite e scomparse nel nulla
    http://www.africa-express.info/2014/05/05/altra-bomba-nigeria-sale-quasi...

    Esplora il significato del termine: Sequestro Nigeria, Boko haram: «Ho rapito le vostre figlie, le venderò»
    http://www.corriere.it/esteri/14_maggio_05/nigeria-studentesse-rapite-fi...

    Nigeria, giallo sulle studentesse rapite La polizia ai genitori: “Portateci le foto”
    http://www.lastampa.it/2014/05/02/esteri/nigeria-mistero-sulle-studentes...

    Petizione

    QUI LA PETIZIONE SU CHANGE.ORG 300 RAGAZZE NIGERIANE LIBERE SUBITO! #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS
    http://www.change.org/it/petizioni/onu-raccolta-per-300-ragazze-nigerian...

    http://www.change.org/it/petizioni/all-onu-al-parlamento-europeo-al-gove...

    Friends

    https://twitter.com/PillaPaladini
    https://twitter.com/Tinu

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    News

    http://www.vg.no/nyheter/meninger/nigeria/kommentar-terror-mot-skolejent...

    Friends

    https://twitter.com/Hariett0

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    -- write here a small introduction in portuguese: what happend, what we do --

    News

    Protests / events

    Friends

    https://twitter.com/angelanogueira2
    https://twitter.com/ElliotFunebrero

    [Spanish] Difusión del secuestro niñas por parte de Boko Haram en Español

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    Can you help improving this page? Contact on twitter @BringGirlsBack . Also, let him know of any activist groups active in any spanish-speaking country. Thanks.

    El 15 de abril de 2014 los principales periódicos digitales de España se hacen eco del secuestro de un número indeterminado de niñas de una escuela en Warabe, al noroeste de Nigeria.

    External resources

    • [Youtube] "230": Una canción por las más de 200 niñas secuestradas por el grupo Boko Haram en Nigeria. Arrancadas de su escuela en pleno día, forzadas a abandonar su religión y a casarse con miembros del grupo terrorista. El mundo entero sigue atento para que sean rescatadas, y para que TODOS los niños sean el más invaluable patrimonio de la humanidad.
    • 16 de Junio # BringBackOurGirls # BBOGChile "Este lunes 16, los invitamos a encontrarnos en nuestros hogares, con parejas, hijos, familias, amigos y vecinos, para dedicar una acción a las niñas de Nigeria".

    News

    Older news to sort and to add to the list above:

    Aquí enlaces a los diarios digitales de mayor difusión del país en los que dan a conocer la noticia:
    http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/04/15/actualidad/1397...
    http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2014/04/15/534d4626268e3ee02d8b4571....
    http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2115110/0/ninas/secuestradas/nigeria/

    Liberación de parte de las niñas:
    17 de abril de 2014:
    http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2014/04/17/534f7d3322601dd57c8b456b....
    19 de abril de 2014:
    http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/04/19/actualidad/1397...

    Desde ese momento la noticia desaparece de los noticiarios españoles.

    Movilizaciones en Nigeria:
    30 de abril de 2014:
    http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2014/04/30/5360c872ca4741df368b4573....

    Video en el que Abubakar Shekau reinvindica el secuestro (5 de mayo de 2014) y rumores de abusos y venta de las pequeñas:
    http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/05/05/actualidad/1399...
    http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2014/05/05/53677e3ee2704eab278b456d....
    http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2130318/0/boko-haram/secuestro-ninas/nig...

    EEUU se compromete a ayudar a recuperar a las niñas y la ONU exige su liberación:
    6 de mayo de 2014:
    http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2014/05/06/53692731ca4741ff0e8b4584....
    http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2130517/0/secuestro-ninas/nigeria-onu-ex...

    Nuevo secuestro de otras 8 niñas:
    http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/05/06/actualidad/1399...
    7 de mayo de 2014
    http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2014/05/07/5369dc46ca4741732a8b456b....
    http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2131535/0/boko-haram/secuestro-ninas/nig...

    La policía nigerina ofrece una recompensa por información que ayude a la liberación de las niñas:
    7 de mayo de 2014:
    http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2014/05/07/536a2bbaca47414c2a8b4573....

    Los yihadistas de Boko Haram provocan otra masacre en Nigeria
    7 de may de 2014:
    http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/05/07/actualidad/1399...

    En el momento en el que celebrities se unen a la causa y piden la liberación de las niñas la noticia adquiere más importancia, aunque no en exceso:
    8 de mayo de 2014:
    http://sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2014/05/08/actualidad/1399531273_810...
    http://sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2014/05/08/album/1399540576_589673.h...
    http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2014/05/08/536ae516268e3e97148b4579....
    http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2132646/0/ninas-secuestradas/nigeria/cam...

    Desde este momento son muchos los medios de comunicación, instituciones y celebrities que se hacen eco de la situación a través de twitter.

    Protests / events

    Amigos

    link to any existing activist group, etc.

    https://twitter.com/Jattintown
    https://twitter.com/Montse_Vi_So

    • [05.05.2014]

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    Har varit i kontakt med alla riksdagspartier angående vad de tänker göra för att via Sverige påverka ett lyckligt slut för de kidnappade flickorna. Enbart Center partier har bemödat sig att svara och de sa att det här är en fråga som bör diskuteras på riksdags nivå.
    Hjälp gärna till att sätta press på våra politiker och kräv att de agerar i frågan.

    News

    more:
    http://www.vk.se/1185249/bortfordas-foraldrar-i-protesttag
    http://www.aftonbladet.se/senastenytt/ttnyheter/utrikes/article18824582.ab
    http://hd.se/utrikes/2014/04/25/ledare-enas-mot-boko-haram/
    http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/kolumnister/nataliakazmierska/

    http://www.vg.no/nyheter/meninger/nigeria/kommentar-terror-mot-skolejent...

    Friends

    https://twitter.com/herder
    https://twitter.com/herder/status/463206442259197952

  • Media coverage

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    Original list of Media coverage

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    Below are a list of articles on the topic of the Nigerian Schoolgirl kidnapping by country and by media. The list is woefully incomplete. Help us to update it. List started 29th Apr. 2014. Many earlier articles are currently missing.

    Coverage by topic

    The page below is becoming a bit too long and to unwieldy. Go to the bottom of the page to check the list of sub-pages by topic.

    YouTube

    See here:
    http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/youtube

    storify

    If you wish, you can also check the news timeline @ storify and add news items there. It was kindly set up by Twitter user mommadona.

    Africa

    AllAfrica.com

    APC = All Progressive Congress, a Nigerian political party 1.
    Jonathan = Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan 2.

    Nigeria

    Daily Times

  • [01 May 2014] Govt vows to rescue abducted girls.
  • Sundiata Post

    [April 16, 2014] http://www.sundiatapost.com/china-condemns-nigerian-schoolgirls-kidnapping/

    South Africa

    Women24

    [Undated] http://www.women24.com/News/Abducted-Nigerian-schoolgirls-seen-on-buses-...
    Latest Nigeria news from allafrica.com. See also Category: Nigeria.

    channelstv.com

    The Daily Trust

    Omojuwa

    Premium Times

    Australia

    The Australian

    News.com.au:

  • [10 May 2014] Nigeria schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants ‘split into four groups’.
  • Kuwait

    [April 17, 2014] http://www.arabtimesonline.com/RSS/tabid/69/smid/414/ArticleID/205350/t/...

    Canada

    CTV

    TheStar

    The Province

    [May 3, 2014]

    http://www.theprovince.com/news/Nigerian+president+orders+probe+into+kid...

    Qatar

    Aljazeera

    Italy

    [05 May 2014] http://www.internazionale.it/news/nigeria/2014/05/05/il-governo-sotto-pr...

    Israel

    The Times of Israel

    [April 15, 2014] http://www.timesofisrael.com/nigeria-armed-islamists-kidnap-100-schoolgirls

    Taiwan

    Want China Times

  • [08 May 2014] China, UK to track abducted Nigerian girls: spokesperson.
  • United Kingdom

    BBC

    BBC.com has some of the best coverage, with lots of background information on the topic.

    The Guardian

    Latest news about Nigeria from The Guardian.

    The Independent

    The Telegraph

    The Times

    Channel4

    United States

    ABC

  • [09 May 2014] Nigeria Official Says She's Tired of Talking About the Kidnapped Girls.
  • Al Jazeera America

  • [11 May 2014] Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape .
  • CNN

    Latest Africa news from CNN.

    Smithsonian

    [April 28, 2014] http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-weeks-234-abducted-nigerian...

    NPR

    The New Yorker

    NBC

    Think Progress

    Reuters US

    Voice of America

    Freakout Nation

    [April 19, 2014] http://freakoutnation.com/2014/04/19/schoolgirls-in-nigeria-kidnapped-an...

    The Internet

    We are not sure under which country to list the following:

    [April 23, 2014] http://en.shiapost.com/2014/04/23/over-100-christian-schoolgirls-kidnapp...

    [May 1, 2014] http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014/05/01/boko-haram-kidnapping-nigeria

    [May 11, 2014] http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nigeria-refused-help-search-kidnapped-gir...

    omojuwa.com

    religiondispatches.org

    slate.com

    Memeburn.com

  • [02 May 2014] .
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    Coverage of demonstrations

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    Miscellaneous News coverage of demonstrations to #BringBackOurGirls. Please, log in and help us update this page with more reports. Thanks.

    News item covering only a specific demonstrations should be listed within the corresponding entry in our list of demonstrations by country and city.

    The following news items cover the demonstrations as a global event:

  • [05 May 2014] .
  • BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (pictured) has finally claimed responsibility for Nigeria's missing girls. In a video that he reportedly sent to a news outlet, he threatens to sell each girl in to the "marketplace."
    http://face2faceafrica.com/article/abubakar-shekau-video#.U2e-it74DIU
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    [06 May 2014]
    Coverage of BringBackOurGirls rally in front of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC
    http://missheardmagazine.com/bring-back-our-girls-dc-rally-for-nigerian-...

  • [24 July 2014] Storify: Oby Ezekwesili describes the origins of the Abuja movement.
  • [7 August 2014] BBOG raises the alarm over planned attack on members.
  • [8 August 2014] BBOG Group Marks 100 Days Of Sit-out With ‘Lips Sealed’.
  • [13 August 2014] When BringBackOurGirls hit the streets in Abuja yesterday.
  • Coverage of the abduction and the fate of the girls

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    Arts and multimedia (BringBackOurGirls)

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    Videos

    Arts

    Coverage of the Nigerian government's reaction

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    Interview with @BringGirlsBack

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    @BringGirlsBack is going to have a radio (podcast) interview with Walid Darab. He needs to be ready to answer questions and provide accurate details to an audience who may not have heard of the schoolgirls' abduction. Below are some of the question that Walid plans to ask. For each, we need a series of talking points (to use as cheat sheets) that can be consulted during the interview. Your help would be welcome to dig out the main facts from news reports and list them under the appropriate question.

    Help!

    Need

    I need to delegate more and more of my work. And at the present time, I need you to do my homework for me! ;)
    - What I need is not a written speech.
    - Put simple bullet points with key fact.
    - Put most important facts at the top.
    - I won't have time to check articles for answers during interview, so key facts must be ready.
    - I may not use everything during interview, but that's OK.

    The aim is to inform the listeners.

    Resources

    We can collate answers from
    - wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Chibok_schoolgirls_abduction (My! that wikipedia article has started to grow, at last!)
    - Check links on wikipedia to more specific topics.
    - from our own resources of news items:
    - media coverage: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/media
    - Reactions: http://en.minguo.info/wiki/forgotten/schoolgirls/reactions

    Getting organized

    If a handful of you could volunteer, that'd be great.
    maybe 'adopt' one question and get on it, while another person checks the answers for another question.

    Beware, this wiki is maybe not as sophisticated as wikipedia. If 2 people edit this page at the same time, it won't save. If this happens, don't panic: copy what you wrote, reload the page, then paste again.

    The easiest would be: use Notepad, Word, Whatever, and compile your own private list. Then come here and copy/paste it all at once. Facts can then be easily sorted. This way it will minimise edit conflicts risks.

    Interview

    Q0:
    - ~276 female students
    - kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, town of Chibok in Borno State, Northern Nigeria.
    - The girls were in their final year of school, most of them aged 16 to 18.

    Q1: When did this tragic event happen?

    - night of 14–15 April 2014
    - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was: 8 March 2014
    - 16 April 2014 South Korean ferry capsized ~260 deaths.

    Q2: Who did it?

    - Claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic Jihadist and Takfiri terrorist organisation based in northeast Nigeria.
    - Armed militants.

    Q2b: Why?

    - opposed to "Westernisation" of Nigeria.

    Q2c: How?

    - They stormed during the night.
    - Dressed as ... ?

    Q3: Who is / What is "Boko Haram"?

    - It's an Islamic jihadist militant and terrorist organization based in the northeast of Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger.
    - Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.
    - Boko Haram = Hausa Language, spoken by 34 million people.
    - It means: "Western education is sinful"

    - opposed to "Westernisation" of Nigeria.
    - seeks to establish a "pure" Islamic state ruled by sharia law.
    - they target christian and western target.
    - Boko Haram insurgency has left thousands dead since 2009.
    - In February, Boko Haram militants murdered 59 schoolboys, and in the past months several other students and teachers.

    VIDEO:
    The leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has said that more than 270 schoolgirls snatched from their dormitories were "slaves" whom he planned to sell in the market.
    - Abubakar Shekau, the group's leader, said in a video seen by the Guardian.
    "Women are slaves. I want to reassure my Muslim brothers that Allah says slaves are permitted in Islam," he added, in an apparent reference to an ancient tradition of enslaving women captured during jihad, or holy war.
    Speaking in northern Nigeria's Hausa language during a rambling hour-long speech, he threatened further attacks on schools and warned the international community not to get involved in Nigeria. Shekau has previously called western education "a plot against Islam" and urged his fighters to kill students and teachers.
    "I will marry off a woman at the age of 12. I will marry off a girl at the age of nine," he said at another point in the video.

    Q3b: underlying issues in Nigeria:
    - Oil rich, wealthy, mostly Christian South.
    - much poorer, mostly Muslim North.
    - social inequalities.
    - inept government.
    - interference by western governments (?) Oil interests ?
    - 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world and the 8th largest exporter, and has the 10th largest proven reserves.

    Q4: How long have they been kidnapped?

    A: 3 weeks.

    Q4b: fate of the girls:
    - About 230 girls are still believed to be missing.
    - last week: some of the girls sold for $12, forced to marry their abductors.
    - Terrorist leader said in video:
    "God instructed me to sell them, they are his properties and I will carry out his instructions,"
    - Some taken across border to Cameroon.

    Q5: Is the Nigerian government doing anything about this? If so, what are they doing?

    - they did nothing at first.
    - Then they did more of nothing.
    - they couldn't do a proper a headcount
    - Jonathan participated to political rallies.
    - Presidential commission only set up after more than 2 weeks (what date?)

    Nigeria police arrested 'Gbenga Sesan – the activist behind the popular Twitter campaign #BringBackOurGirls –
    and two women who helped organise protests calling for the government to do more to rescue the girls.

    - Protest organiser Naomi Mutah was taken to a police station after a meeting called by First Lady Patience Jonathan.
    - the girls' mothers had sent Ms Mutah to the meeting instead of going themselves.
    - Mrs Jonathan is seen as a politically powerful figure in Nigeria but has no constitutional power to order arrests.

    Q6: What is the international community doing?

    A: Obama administration is sharing intelligence with Nigerian authorities and could provide other assistance.

    Q7: What is the latest news coming from Nigeria?

    A: BH threatens to sell the girls, theirs slaves, on the market

    Q8: Anything we can do to help? What can we do?

    - organize rallies.
    - put pressure on our own governments so that they help/pressure Nigeria to rescue the girls.

    Nigerian news media

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    List of Nigerian news media web sites:

    http://newsdiaryonline.com/

    http://tribune.com.ng/
    https://twitter.com/nigeriantribune

    https://twitter.com/NigeriaNewsdesk

    https://twitter.com/MobilePunch

    http://www.premiumtimesng.com/ - "Fastest breaking news and deepest investigative stories about Nigeria"

    Opinion pieces

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    Reactions

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    Reactions by celebrities

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    This page is only just started. Do you know of any other celebrities who have come out in support to #BringBackOurGirls? Help us thank them by listing them here. The movement needs the support of celebrities. The example of Lauren Laverne shows the extent of their influence in getting support.

    Canada

    Masai Ujiri

    N.B.: Mr. Ujiri is Nigerian, but is the General Manager of the Toronto Raptors
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masai_Ujiri

    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/05/07/nigeria_schoolgirl_kidnappi...

    Czech Republic

    Martina Navratilova

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martina_Navratilova
    is said to have tweeted about it:
    https://twitter.com/sharenao/status/462191493873430528
    She has at least retweeted this:
    https://twitter.com/commish24/status/460579462456041472

    South Africa

    Charlize Theron

    Promoted #BringBackOurGirls at Dior fashion show 7 July 2014:
    http://www.thestate.com/2014/07/07/3551612/theron-and-penn-electrify-par...

    UK

    Eddie Izzard

    https://twitter.com/eddieizzard
    Comedian
    Twitted May 2nd:

    200 girls still missing 2 weeks after being abducted. Keep this in the news & back #BringBackOurGirls...

    + a link to the change.org petition

    Andi Osho

    https://twitter.com/andiosho
    Comedian
    Has retweeted info on Manchester Vigil: https://twitter.com/RowenaSalmon/status/462922202699272192

    Billy Bragg

    https://twitter.com/billybragg
    Folk singer & activist
    Has retweeted info on Manchester Vigil: https://twitter.com/RowenaSalmon/status/462920389510037504

    Caitlin Moran

    https://twitter.com/caitlinmoran
    She follows @BringGirlsBack on Twitter and retweeted some #BringBackOurGirls tweets.

    Bonnie Greer

    https://twitter.com/caitlinmoran
    She follows @BBOG_Nigeria and is constantly tweeting about #BringBackOurGirls

    Jane Garvey

    https://twitter.com/janegarvey1
    Part-time host of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
    Retweeting lots of articles on the situation as well as tweets with info re:Manchester Vigil

    https://twitter.com/nadiasawalha/status/464015310669250560

    Julie Hesmondhalgh

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Hesmondhalgh English actress.

    On May 4th, she asked her followers to follow @BringGirlsBack :
    https://twitter.com/juliehes/status/463067901122314240

    Julie also attended the Manchester Vigil on Tuesday 6th May with her daughters, wearing red and speaking passionately about the situation.

    Lauren Laverne

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Laverne
    She follows @BringGirlsBack on Twitter.

    Twitted May 2nd:

    Just followed @BringGirlsBack. 243 schoolgirls abducted in #Nigeria. Let's make sure the media can't ignore the story. #BringBackOurGirls

    This led to led to an increase of 1200+ followers in a few hours:
    https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack/status/462144049302880256

    She said of the abductions: "It's just an unbearable situation."
    https://twitter.com/BringGirlsBack/status/461931740437544961

    Lauren continued supporting the effort, e.g.:
    https://twitter.com/laurenlaverne/status/462144633410441216
    https://twitter.com/laurenlaverne/status/464346818633932800

    Lily Allen

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Allen English singer/songwriter and actress

    Did not comment on the abduction but posted a tweet with a picture of #BringBackOurGirls
    https://twitter.com/lilyallen/status/462953241329033216
    http://i.instagram.com/p/nk7Tv_qL2v/

    Julie Graham

    UK Actress
    Involved anti domestic violence
    https://twitter.com/realjuliegraham/status/464112792228741120

    Susan Penhaligon

    UK Actress
    Commented on Twitter campaign:
    "Heard on #r4today it was the Twitter campaign that launched the American/UK help to find abducted Nigerian girls. Twitter at its best."

    Nadia Sawalha

    UK TV presenter/author/chef/actress
    Commented as a mother of girls a number of tweets
    https://twitter.com/nadiasawalha/status/464015310669250560
    https://twitter.com/nadiasawalha/status/464032113986396160

    USA

    Anne Hathaway

    Report & photos via Twitter
    https://twitter.com/yahoocelebuk/status/464714401325776896

    Chris Brown

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Brown

    Chris Brown tweeted:

    Nigerian girls ages 16-18 were kidnapped from their schools in Nigeria 2 weeks ago when an armed terrorist group broke into their school, shot the guards & kidnapped over 200 girls because they attended school. Lend a voice by asking authorities to #BringBackOurGirls.

    https://twitter.com/chrisbrown/status/461722773753061376
    https://twitter.com/chrisbrown/status/461722774596104192
    https://twitter.com/chrisbrown/status/461736874071961601

    Ellen Degeneres

    Joined Twitter campaign 8 May 2014.
    https://twitter.com/theellenshow/status/464515720181600256

    Angelina Jolie

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelina_Jolie

    Spoke during film promotion in Paris: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/angelina-jolie-niger...

    Lecrae

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecrae American Christian hip hop artist.

    Tweeted on the 2nd May:
    "It's been two weeks since the kidnapping of 234 Nigerian girls and they still aren't home #bringbackourgirls "
    https://twitter.com/lecrae/status/461905884742811648

    Michelle Obama

    First Lady of the United States of America
    Joined twitter campaign 8 May 2014:
    https://twitter.com/Independent/status/464385083710132224

    Sean Penn

    Promoted #BringBackOurGirls at Dior fashion show 7 July 2014.
    http://www.thestate.com/2014/07/07/3551612/theron-and-penn-electrify-par...

    Reactions by charities

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    UK charities

    Amnesty International

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesty_International
    https://twitter.com/amnesty

    Twitted to #BringBackOurGirls:
    https://twitter.com/amnesty/status/462251239581810688
    Posted an article on their site:
    [02 May 2014] Nigeria: Bring Back Our Girls!

    AI also created this petition: Nigeria, Bring Back Our Girls!

    Refuge

    https://twitter.com/RefugeCharity
    http://refuge.org.uk/

    Follows @BringGirlsBack and retweeted many #BringBackOurGirls tweets and posted many of their own tweets, promoting London events, etc., e.g.:
    https://twitter.com/RefugeCharity/status/462207109653086208
    https://twitter.com/RefugeCharity/status/462209190971600898
    https://twitter.com/RefugeCharity/status/462208808526565376

    Reactions by other governments and politicians

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    Australia

    Kate Ellis

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Ellis Federal Member for Adelaide - Shadow Minister for Education - Shadow Minister for Early Childhood
    https://twitter.com/KateEllisMP
    She follows @BringGirlsBack.

    Norway

    Erik Solheim

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Solheim
    https://twitter.com/SolheimDAC

    https://twitter.com/SolheimDAC/status/462520785476001792
    https://twitter.com/SolheimDAC/status/462653375868592128
    "Number of kidnapped #Nigeria schhool girls rises to 276. This enormous human tragedy deserves a lot more attention."
    "I will for sure support the campaign!"

    France

    Anne Hidalgo

    Mayor of Paris - Participated in rally 20/5/14:
    https://twitter.com/Anne_Hidalgo/status/468734359131160576/photo/1
    Rally 28/7/14:
    http://www.lepoint.fr/societe/manifestation-bring-back-our-girls-on-y-et...

    Christiane Taubira

    Minister of Justice
    http://t.co/qYD7o4jf2g

    Marlène Schiappa

    Adjointe au Maire du Mans, déléguée à l'Egalité
    Launched campaign website based in Le Mans, France
    http://www.lemainelibre.fr/actualite/le-mans-un-site-web-pour-ne-pas-oub...

    United Kingdom

    MPs

    Gordon Brown

    Gordon Brown calls for UK military aid in hunt for abducted Nigerian girls
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/01/gordon-brown-uk-military-ab...

    David Cameron

    BBC News story 7 May 2014:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27304918
    Full statement in Commons: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2014-05-07a.142.9&s=Nigeria#g1...
    BBC News story 11 May 2014:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27360712

    Stella Creasy

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Creasy MP for Walthamstow
    participated in the London May 3rd demonstration in front of Nigerian Embassy:
    https://twitter.com/tinagwee/status/462602749440696320

    Angela Eagle

    Shadow Leader of the House of Commons; Wallasey, Labour
    Asked in the Commons what support the UK Government are offering to help locate and rescue girls, 8 May 2014
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2014-05-08a.283.0&s=Nigeria#g2...

    Harriet Harman

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Harman Labour Deputy Leader, Shadow Culture secretary.
    Wrote to British High Commissioner in Abuja expressing concern and asking for an explanation of the action being taken
    https://twitter.com/HarrietHarman/status/463695352340963329
    Asked FCO Secretary of State about discussions with his Nigerian counterpart, 6 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-06c.197337.h&s=Nigeria
    Asked FCO Secretary of State if he would discuss girls at next European Union meeting of Foreign Ministers, 6 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-06c.197335.h&s=Nigeria
    Asked FCO Secretary of State what representations made to UN/UN agencies, 7 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-07a.197520.h&s=Nigeria
    Asked FCO Secretary of State if any discussions had with UN Women, 7 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-07a.197532.h&s=Nigeria

    David Lammy

    Tottenham, Labour
    Participated in London demonstration, 9 May 2014

    Andrew Lansley

    Leader of the House of Commons ; South Cambridgeshire, Conservative
    Responded to Valerie Vaz, 1 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2014-05-01a.1005.0&s=Nigeria#g...

    John Leech MP for Manchester-Withington

    Retweeted info on Manchester Vigil:
    https://twitter.com/RowenaSalmon/status/462920462658711552

    Ian Lucas

    Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs); Wrexham, Labour
    Requested written answer from FCO Secretary of State on reports of the girls' whereabouts, 7 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-07a.197469.h&s=Nigeria

    Fiona Mactaggart

    Fiona Mactaggart, Labour Party MP for Slough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiona_Mactaggart
    She wrote that she was helping in the parliament and that Harriet Harman was already leading on the issue.
    https://twitter.com/fionamacmp/status/462146204655443968

    Mark Simmonds

    Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Boston and Skegness, Conservative
    Responded to Harriet Harman MP re possibility of discussing girls at next EU meeting of Foreign Ministers, 6 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-06c.197335.h&s=Nigeria
    Responded to Harriet Harman MP re discussions with Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 6 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-06c.197337.h&s=Nigeria
    Responded to Ian Lucas MP on girls' whereabouts, 7 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-07a.197469.h&s=Nigeria
    Responded to Harriet Harman MP on discussions with Nigerian government and UN, 7 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-07a.197520.h&s=Nigeria
    Responded to Harriet Harman MP re UN Women, 7 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-05-07a.197532.h&s=Nigeria

    Valerie Vaz

    Walsall South, Labour
    Requested urgent debate in the Commons, 1 May 2014:
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2014-05-01a.1005.0&s=Nigeria#g...

    USA

    US Senate

    Resolution by United States Senate
    http://omojuwa.com/2014/05/u-s-senators-introduce-bipartisan-resolution-...
    http://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/press/releases/050114a.cfm

    Other

    U.S. offers to help Nigeria in hunt for abducted girls
    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBREA400XZ20140501?irpc=932

    US sends 80 military personnel to help return missing Nigerian schoolgirls
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/21/obama-us-military-personnel...

    John Kerry US Secretary

    “Let me be clear.The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime” John Kerry US Secretary

    Kerry Holds Security Talks in DRC
    http://m.voanews.com/a/kerry-vows-continued-us-support-for-resolving-afr...

    Backing African Union efforts, Kerry says the Obama administration will continue to support fighting al-Shabab in Somalia, tracking down the Lord's Resistance Army, and strengthening Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram's campaign of terror and violence.
    "Let me be clear," he said. "The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime, and we will do everything possible to support the Nigerian government to return these young women to their homes.

    Hillary Clinton

    Tweeted:
    "Access to education is a basic right & an unconscionable reason to target innocent girls. We must stand up to terrorism. #BringBackOurGirls"
    https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/462986339378814977

    Michelle Obama

    Tweeted:
    "Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It's time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo" with a picture attached: https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/464148654354628608/photo/1
    The "mo" at the end of the tweet shows that the USA First Lady tweeted that personally rather than one of her staffers.

    Frederica Wilson

    Congresswoman from the 24th District of Florida
    Tweeting regularly using the #BringBackOurGirls tag.

    UN

    Resolution by United Nations Women:
    http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/4/joint-statement-nigeria

    UN Executive Director For Women Visits Girls School In Nigeria, 17-18 May 2014:
    http://saharareporters.com/news-page/un-executive-director-women-visits-...

    UN declares sanctions against Boko Haram, 22 May 2014:
    http://m.voanews.com/a/boko-haram-linked-to-new-nigeria-attack-un-consid...

    Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education:
    http://news.naij.com/69577.html

    Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the UN General Assembly, Declares support for global protest on 100 days anniversary:
    http://m.dailytimes.com.ng/article/chibok-girls-ban-ki-moon-declares-sup...

    Reactions by religious leaders

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    Context

    Nigeria has been a the midst of a religious strife for years, between the mostly wealthy Christians in the South of the country, and the much poorer Muslim in the north. Any decent reaction by Christian faith leader should also denounce this social inequality!

    Christian

    If you know of any official reaction by Christian leaders, let us know!

    OpenDoors

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Doors "Open Doors is a non-denominational mission supporting what the organization regards as persecuted Christians".
    https://www.opendoorsusa.org/
    https://twitter.com/OpenDoors
    Thus it stands to reason that they would react to the Nigerian schoolgirls (mostly Christians) kidnapping (by Muslim fundamentalists).

    Islam

    Imam Shamsi Ali

    https://twitter.com/ShamsiAli2
    Imam Shamsi Ali shared his thoughts on Boko Haram's "ignorant interpretation" of the Koran.
    See this tweet:
    https://twitter.com/FitriyaniYusbar/status/464262051657818112

    Malala Yousafzai

    Malala Yousafzai 1 is a Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban. She was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by South African activist Desmond Tutu. When interviewed by the BBC2, she said about the similarities between her own story and the abduction of the Nigerian schoolchildren:

    I think the story is nearly the same because in Pakistan, where I was born, there were some terrorists who were misusing the Name of Islam and were saying that girls were not allowed to go to school and that education should be banned totally. I think the same is happening in Nigeria: some people are misuing the Name of Islam; they're abusing the Name of Islam and saying that girls are not allowed to go to school; it's not their right. That's why they are bombing schools, they're even killing girls. It's totally horrible. People can't imagine it in developed countries.

    She had this message for the parents of the kidnapped Nigerian girls:

    First of all, I feel very sad for these girls who are not yet back in their homes. I want to tell their parents that they should not lose hope because the international community and the government of Nigeria will soon take action. Also, we'll always be with these girls because this is like one family. These girls are my sisters and that's why I'm asking that my sisters should be protected. I also want to tell parents here in the developed countries, in the UK and USA: just imagine if it happens to your daughter, if it happens to your son, how would you feel? Let's consider this world like a family and let's care about each other. Also, in developing countries every child is going to school, and they don't even know that there are some countries where education is like a treasure: you have to struggle for it; you have to go for it. Even you go to school, you may be killed; your school has been blasted. I think it should be considered important; we should take it seriously and take action quickly.

    About the extremist militants responsible for the abductions, she had to say:

    I know that there are some militants who are misusing the name of Islam. They are saying that education is not allowed. But I would tell them: the Prophet &emdash; Peace Be Upon Him &emdash; He said that education is the duty of every Muslim, whether girl or boy. So if the Prophet says it, how can you deny it? If God is allowing girls and boys both to get education, how can you deny this fact? So I think they should go and read the Coran and they should read the Prophet: they should learn from it because Islam is a peaceful religion. Islam gives a message of tolerance, friendship, equality, living in peace. Islam allows us to get knowledge, to got and get education. How can some militants deny these facts?

    [30 Apr 2014] Nigeria: Malala Demands Release of Abducted Schoolgirls.

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