Michelle Obama added her voice to the global campaign to bring home the missing Nigerian girls, who were kidnapped from their school on April 15.
Michelle Obama tweeted a photo that shows the First Lady holding a sign that says, “#BringBackOurGirls,” in reference to the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, on May 7, 2014.
IMAGE: TWITTER/@FLOTUS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Social Media has brought the awareness the kidnapping of 230 girls in North East Nigeria on April 16, 2014 .
The girls are between the ages of 12 & 17 years old. They were abducted from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria.
The girls were relaxing in their dorms at the Government Girls Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok when gunmen arrived in trucks, cars and on motorcycles.
“If it had happened anywhere else, this would be the world’s biggest story,” said CNN’s Frida Ghitis.
The rise of #BringBackOurGirls
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
1. Make this photo your profile picture. 2. Ask all of your friends to post this photo as their profile pic on Facebook, twitter and instagram.
3. Include on your wall a link to the petitions below, demanding that our world leaders take action.
Call or write the US President:http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call
White house petition http://wh.gov/lf1ke
Change.org petition 1 http://chn.ge/1rukxYo
Change.org petition 2http://www.change.org/petitions/over-200-girls-are-missing-in-nigeria-so-why-doesn-t-anybody-care-234girls
Let us come together and tell the world that we will not allow schools to be places of violence.
We want our girls rescued and we want the world to protect all women.
Make sure to hashtags:
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