Boko Haram


Global Justice for Our Girls: Hashtags and Selfies Still Aren’t Enough

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“It’s too late. She’s gone. Thirty seconds is all it takes for a girl to be taken from her world and everything she knows. For the276 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram in April 2014, life was forever changed in 30 seconds and they are not even aware of the barely consistent tweeting and micro-blogging that has been done on their behalf. Sixty-three of the girls escaped earlier this month, and there are Nigerian governmental attempts to provide reparations. But there is a lot more to be done for the women and girls remaining – in Nigeria and beyond – and hashtags and selfies just aren’t enough.”

Author: Jeanine Russaw
Published in:
Huntington News: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/91855, Las Vegas Informer: http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/25/global-justice-girls-social-media-hashtags-selfies-still-arent-enough/, The Bristol Press: http://www.bristolpress.com/articles/2014/07/29/opinion/doc53d84fd4cc787880357524.txt, South Coast Today: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140727/OPINION/407270304/-1/NEWS, New Britain Herald: http://www.newbritainherald.com/articles/2014/07/29/opinion/doc53d845aa76438512371202.txt, The Daily Star
Date: July 25,28, 2014

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