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Kate Ellis Federal Member for Adelaide - Shadow Minister for Education - Shadow Minister for Early Childhood
She follows @BringGirlsBack.


Erik Solheim
"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!"


Anne Hidalgo

Mayor of Paris - Participated in rally 20/5/14:
Rally 28/7/14:

Christiane Taubira

Minister of Justice

Marlène Schiappa

Adjointe au Maire du Mans, déléguée à l'Egalité
Launched campaign website based in Le Mans, France

United Kingdom


Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown calls for UK military aid in hunt for abducted Nigerian girls

David Cameron

BBC News story 7 May 2014:
Full statement in Commons:
BBC News story 11 May 2014:

Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow
participated in the London May 3rd demonstration in front of Nigerian Embassy:

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

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
Asked FCO Secretary of State about discussions with his Nigerian counterpart, 6 May 2014:
Asked FCO Secretary of State if he would discuss girls at next European Union meeting of Foreign Ministers, 6 May 2014:
Asked FCO Secretary of State what representations made to UN/UN agencies, 7 May 2014:
Asked FCO Secretary of State if any discussions had with UN Women, 7 May 2014:

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:

John Leech MP for Manchester-Withington

Retweeted info on Manchester Vigil:

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:

Fiona Mactaggart

Fiona Mactaggart, Labour Party MP for Slough:
She wrote that she was helping in the parliament and that Harriet Harman was already leading on the issue.

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:
Responded to Harriet Harman MP re discussions with Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 6 May 2014:
Responded to Ian Lucas MP on girls' whereabouts, 7 May 2014:
Responded to Harriet Harman MP on discussions with Nigerian government and UN, 7 May 2014:
Responded to Harriet Harman MP re UN Women, 7 May 2014:

Valerie Vaz

Walsall South, Labour
Requested urgent debate in the Commons, 1 May 2014:


US Senate

Resolution by United States Senate


U.S. offers to help Nigeria in hunt for abducted girls

US sends 80 military personnel to help return missing Nigerian schoolgirls

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

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

"Access to education is a basic right & an unconscionable reason to target innocent girls. We must stand up to terrorism. #BringBackOurGirls"

Michelle Obama

"Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It's time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo" with a picture attached:
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.


Resolution by United Nations Women:

UN Executive Director For Women Visits Girls School In Nigeria, 17-18 May 2014:

UN declares sanctions against Boko Haram, 22 May 2014:

Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education:

Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the UN General Assembly, Declares support for global protest on 100 days anniversary: