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#Bring Back Our Girls

Mocha Moms, Inc. joins scores of individuals and organizations in denouncing the senseless and inhumane kidnapping of nearly 300 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria.

May 8 - Our hearts are aching right now, for in our motherland, hundreds of our Nigerian girls have been snatched in the dead of night and taken away. We weep because no one knows where they are, and our Nigerian brothers and sisters need our help. Just imagine sending your daughter off to school or camp one day and later discovering that a terrorist group had stormed the school and taken her away. What is unimaginable to us is very real to them. As mothers, we are saddened, angry, outraged, and numb that an unfathomable and barbaric act has been perpetrated against our children, and the very outcome of their lives hangs in delicate jeopardy. We speak as if those girls are our own. That is because in our hearts they are. They are our children and your children, and for the sake of humanity, the world must know their story.

Mocha Moms, Inc. joins scores of individuals and organizations in denouncing the senseless and inhumane kidnapping of nearly 300 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. We further condemn the practice of human exploitation and trafficking on the continent of Africa and throughout the world. These girls, and millions around the world, are targeted because they dare to dream and to learn. It is a basic human right that should never be denied. Not for our girls, not for our sons. Not for anyone.

Mocha Moms is very grateful to the Obama Administration for sending US military, intelligence and law enforcement to help the Nigerian government find and rescue the girls. There’s something you can do, too:
  • Use the hash tag #BringBackOurGirls to tweet your outrage via social media and insist that the world take it seriously.
  • Take a picture of yourself, and possibly your children as well, holding a sign with #BringBackOurGirls and share it via social media
  • Sign the Change.org petition declaring your solidarity with the girls and calling upon the world not to forget them.
  • Call or write your Senators and Congressmen to ask for their support and urge the government to do everything in its power to help find the girls.
  • Visit the Human Rights Watch websitee dedicated to this very issue and find more ways you can help.
Just because it’s happening a world away in Nigeria doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care. Nor does it mean we shouldn’t act. When one of our children is in danger, we all need to stand up. We urge all Americans to do their part, and we further urge the Nigerian government to speak louder and stronger. Communicate with your people. Tell the world about your precious children. Consume people with the urgency to find them. Make it a national priority.

Our hearts and prayers are with our Nigerian brothers and sisters, and with "our" girls. We pray for justice, for peace, and for their safe and swift return.




 


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