BringBackOurGirls Denounces Renewed Abductions of Women by Boko Haram

July 8, 2020

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...Calls on the Nigerian Government to Rescue Dozens of Nigerian Women and Girls Abducted in Malaharam in Biu Local Government Area

#BringBackOurGirls and Nigerian women’s groups in solidarity call upon the Nigerian government to rescue all of Nigeria’s women and girls abducted by Boko Haram and reunite them with their families. We denounce the renewed spate of abductions by Boko Haram is in response to the recently reported abductions of women and girls from Malaharam in the Biu Local Government Area of Borno State on Friday, June 26, 2020.

#BringBackOurGirls emphasizes that this and previous abductions constitute a failure of governance by the Nigerian government, which has the primary responsibility and should take the lead in bringing back our girls and women.

The lack of human security is an urgent and ongoing problem in Nigeria. The Nigerian government should harness the skills, experience and knowledge base of Nigerians at home and abroad to take back our country from vicious insurgents who have menaced our fellow citizens and brutalized them for far too long. Besides rescuing all our abducted girls and women, a comprehensive political, economic and social set of strategies must be devised to bring peace and security to the embattled populations in the northeast and other parts of the country, and to reduce the alarming increase in gender-based violence. 

#BringBackOurGirls emphasizes that Article 14 of the Nigerian Constitution (as amended) states that “the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government”. The Nigerian government should uphold the constitution and live up to its promise. It must demonstrate that it takes its constitutional responsibilities seriously. It must clearly show that it guarantees the human security of all its citizens.  

We demand that the Nigerian government should ensure all Nigerians and the world at large that human security is a right of all our citizens, and it will guarantee them safe, meaningful, and enduring peace and security, as well as freedom from fear of abduction, all over the country.

We reiterate this urgent call upon the Federal Government of Nigeria to rescue all our abducted girls and women NOW!

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

About #BringBackOurGirls

#BringBackOurGirls is a coalition of Nigerians united to advocate for the rescue of our #ChibokGirls and all other abducted Nigerian women and girls.

Signed by:

Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi

Aisha Oyebode

Aisha Yesufu

Ayo Obe

Babasola Olalere

Deji Kolawole

Evon Idahosa

F.T. Adebayo

Florence Ozor

Gapani Yanga

Habiba Balogun

Jonathan Okanlawon

Maureen Kabri

Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome

Monday Ojon

Ngozi Iwere

Nifemi Onifade

Oby Ezekwesili

Yahi Bwata

‘Yemi Adamolekun

Yemisi Ransome-Kuti

For Abuja, Lagos & New York BBOG Families

Endorsed by

  1. Abiodun Essiet Initiative for Girls
  2. Above Whispers Foundation
  3. ACTS Generation GBV
  4. ADEM Community & Human Development Foundation
  5. Adinya Arise Foundation (AAF)
  6. Advocate For Health And Development Initiative
  7. African Women’s Initiative (AWI)
  8. Ajegunle Community Project
  9. Alliances For Africa (Afa)
  10. Aminchi Women Cooperative Society
  11. Arise Nigerian Woman Foundation.
  12. ATATA Development And Empowerment Foundation (ADEF)
  13. Briskila Emefesi Women Foundation (BEWOF)
  14. Cece Yara Foundation
  15. CEE-HOPE Nigeria
  16. Center For Economic Empowerment And Gender Activities (CEEGA)
  17. Centre For Alternative Development And Self-Enhancement (CEADESE NG)
  18. Centre For Health And Development In Africa(CHEDA)
  19. Centre For Nonviolence And Gender Advocacy In Nigeria (CENGAIN)
  20. Centre For Peace Education And Community Development
  21. Centre For Women’s Health And Information (CEWHIN)
  22. Change Managers International Network
  23. Charity Women Spring Of Salvation
  24. Chedal Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
  25. Choung-Dung Women Association.
  26. Christian Women For Excellence And Empowerment In Nigerian Society (CWEENS)
  27. Christian Women In Nigerian Politics
  28. Citizens Center for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR)
  29. Community And Youth Development
  30. Community Education Advancement Of Peace And Development Initiative (CEAPDI)
  31. Community Initiative For Healthy And Peaceful Society
  32. Community Life Project (CLP)
  33. Community Rescue Initiative (CRI)
  34. Community Women Initiatives
  35. Courageous People Health And Development Initiative (CPHDL)
  36. Development In Practice Gender And Entrepreneurial Initiative (DIPGEI)
  37. Dinidari Foundation
  38. Dorothy Njemanze Foundation
  39. Dream Alive Women And Orphans Support Foundation (DAWOS Foundation)
  40. Echoes Of Women In Africa Initiatives
  41. Education As A Vaccine (EVA)
  42. Emerge Women
  43. Empowerment And Action Research Centre
  44. Equality Through Education Foundation ( ETEF)
  45. Equity Advocates (EA)
  46. Equity Advocates/ The Woman Today Newspaper
  47. FAME Foundation
  48. Federation Of Informal Workers Of Nigeria (FIWON)
  49. Federation Of Muslim Women Association In Nigeria (FOMWAN)
  50. Federation Of Paralegal Network (FEDPAN)
  51. Federation Of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
  52. Fembridge Development Initiative (FEDI)
  53. First Future Leadership
  54. Forward In Action For Education, Poverty And Malnutrition (FACE-PAM)
  55. Gender Action Awareness Trust
  56. Gender And Constitution Reform Network (GECORN)
  57. Gender And Development Action (GADA)
  58. Gender And Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative(GERI)
  59. Gender Awareness Trust (GAT)
  60. Gender Development Initiative
  61. Gender Equality Center
  62. Gender Equality, Peace And Development Centre
  63. Gender Technical Unit (GTU)
  64. Girl Child Advocacy And Education Initiatives
  65. Girl Child Africa
  66. Girl Child Education, Care & Rehabilitation
  67. Girl Education Rehabilitation And Care (GERAC)
  68. Green Spring Development Initiative
  69. Hadis Foundation
  70. Heal Disability Initiative
  71. Health Reform Foundation Of Nigeria(HERFON)
  72. HEIR Women Development
  73. Hope For New Life
  74. Inter Africa Committee (IAC)
  75. Inter Gender Peace Foundation
  76. International Action Network On Small Arms Women Network Of Nigeria
  77. International Hairstylists, Barber And Body Therapists (IHSTOBAN)
  78. International Society Of Media In Public Health (ISMPH)
  79. Iyaniwura Children Care Foundation
  80. Jamatul Nasir Islam, Women Wing
  81. Jana Health Foundation
  82. Justice Development And Peace Commission (JDPC)
  83. Justice Development And Peace Mission (JDPM)
  84. K/Mashi Gamji Women
  85. Kebetkache Women Development And Resources Centre
  86. Kimpact Initiatives
  87. Kudirat Initiative For Democracy (KIND)
  88. League Of Queens International Empowerment
  89. Legal Defense and Assistance Project (LEDAP)
  90. Lift Initiative
  91. MBULA Women Association
  92. Media & Teens Network.
  93. Media Concern Initiative
  94. More Women In Politics
  95. Nasrul – Lahi-L- Faith Society (NASFAT)
  96. National Association Of Women Journalist (NAWOJ)
  97. National Council Of Women Societies (NCWS)
  98. Network Of Reproductive Health Journalists Of Nigeria, NRHJN
  99. Next Initiative For Gender Actions (NIGA)
  100. NGAS Women Farmers’ Cooperative Society
  101. Nigeria Association Of Women Journalist (NAWOJ)
  102. Nigeria Labour Congress, Women Committee
  103. Nigeria Union Of Teachers (NUT)
  104. Nigerian Women Politics Forum
  105. Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NTWF)
  106. Ogayem Merciful Care And Support Initiatives (OMCSI)
  107. Ogun Women Alive
  108. Onomese Foundation
  109. Osi Joe Touching Lives Initiative
  110. Ovie Brume Future Leadership Development
  111. Partners West Africa
  112. Peasant Dragnet
  113. Proactive Gender Initiative (PGI)
  114. Project Alert On Violence Against Women
  115. Ray’s Of Hope Community Foundation
  116. Relief Development Initiative Kaduna
  117. Responsible Citizenship and Human Development Initiative
  118. She Forum Africa
  119. Shout Global Health
  120. South- South Professional Women Association.
  121. Stand to End Rape (STER)
  122. Stephanie Peace Building Development Foundation
  123. Support For Needy Children And Women Initiative(SUNCHI)
  124. SWOFON National Abuja
  125. The Inclusion Project (TIP)
  126. The Priceless Jewels Foundation
  127. Transformation And Development Center (TDC)
  128. Transition Monitoring Group
  129. Tunde & Friends Foundation(TAFF)
  130. UC Women Commission
  131. Vision Spring Initiatives (VSI)
  132. Voice Of Ogun Women (VOW)
  133. West African Network For Peace Building (WANEP)
  134. Widows Development Organization (WIDO)
  135. Woman-Being Concern Nigeria
  136. Women & Youth Awareness Empowerment Network (WOYAEN)
  137. Women Advocacy, HIV Prevention And Other Diseases (WAHPOD)
  138. Women Advocates Research And Documentation Center (WARDC)
  139. Women Aid Collectives (WACOL)
  140. Women And Youth Empowerment For Advancement And Health Initiative (WYEAHI)
  141. Women Consortium Of Nigeria (WOCON)
  142. Women Empowerment And Initiative Development
  143. Women Empowerment and Reproductive Health Centre (WERHC)
  144. Women Farmers Alliance
  145. Women For Peace And Gender Equality  Initiative  (WOPEGEE)
  146. Women For Peace And Gender Equality Initiative
  147. Women Foundation Initiative
  148. Women Foundation Of Nigeria (WFN)
  149. Women In Africa Initiative
  150. Women In Agriculture
  151. Women In Mining
  152. Women Information Network (WINET)
  153. Women Initiative For Democracy And Empowerment (WIDE)
  154. Women Law and Development Initiative(WOLDI)
  155. Women Law Development Center Of Nigeria (WLDCN)
  156. Women League For Peace And Freedom (WILPF)
  157. Women Of Vision Development Initiative
  158. Women Protection Organization (WOPO)
  159. WOMEN RADIO 91.7
  160. Women Wing Of The Christian Association Of Nigeria (WOWICAN)
  161. Women, Infants And Children Care Initiative (WICCI)
  162. Women’s Rights And Health Project (WRAHP)
  163. Women’s Right To Education Programme (WREP)
  164. Youth Future Savers Initiative

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