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Chibok girl ambassadors

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BBOG: What strategy after one year?

One year after the kidnapping of the Chibok girls, I am going to post a series of 3 short blog posts about our strategy for the future.

In short:
- Support core activists and coordinate global campaign
- Provide information that highlights what can be done (as opposed to mere "infotainement").
- Act in ways that our individual efforts build on each other's work.
- Not rely on Twitter, as it has proved to be a very poor platform for activism.

About @BringGirlsBack and the Forgotten Ones project

People who have been regularly following me since the beginning of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign last year, know who I am. I have often communicated (via twitter or otherwise) about the reasons of my involvement in the campaign. But I still get new followers who are wondering, so I wrote this blog entry to clarify a few points.

My name is augustin and I am managing the Twitter channel @BringGirlsBack. I am not Nigerian. I've never been there. I am a Frenchman who has been living in Asia for 17 years.

Meeting with the Nigerian ambassadors

I am currently aware of 2 individuals who are actively trying to have a face-to-face meeting with the Nigerian ambassadors in their respective countries, in order to discusse #BringBackOurGirls, the fight againgst BokoHaram and more generally the situation in NE Nigeria.

This blog entry is to document a little their action, the reaction (or lack thereof) of the Nigerian embassies, and to see how we can help them.

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# BringBackOurGirls And Nigeria blog entries

See in the menu below some of the blog entries I wrote about #BringBackOurGirls and Nigeria.

Action taken in January 2015 to restore peace and justice in North East Nigeria

We have just started documenting all the concrete actions that have been taken by individuals, charities, celebrities and governments, worldwide, on behalf of the Chibok Girls and the #BringBackOurGirls movement, and more generally to restore peace and justice in the North East regions of Nigeria.

If you know anything to add to this page, please edit it, or contact @BringGirlsBack .

No good News coming from NE Nigeria - their plight largely forgotten: we can still do something!

In reply to an email I received from a UK BringBackOurGirls supporter, I highlighted a few priority items I will be working on during the new few weeks/months:

> Has there been any
> progress with the effort to find the Chibok schoolgirls?
> And how are the families coping?

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Protecting & promoting the human rights of women & girls around the world through legal advocacy & mobilization of public pressure.
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For: H.O.Sulaiman, Nigerian Ambassador in France, regarding the social unrest in NE Nigeria

I just sent an email to the Nigerian Ambassador in France. See the full text of that email below. Please write, too, to show your own concern.

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The letter

Subject: For: H.O.Sulaiman regarding the social unrest in NE Nigeria
From: augustin

Could Boko Haram be the armed wing of All Progressive Congress?

Questions alleging a link between the opposition party in Nigeria and Boko Haram were forwarded by a British Parliamentarian to the UK foreign secretary on July 8, 2014. The questions, listed under ‘notices for written answer’, were published on the website of the UK parliament.
The following Boko Haram related questions asked by the Parliamentarian, Andrew Rosindell, are below:

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