Wednesday, 8 July 2020

News Release: #BringBackOurGirls Denounces Renewed Abductions of Women By Boko Haram

#BackOurGirls 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
Abiodun Essiet Initiative for Girls
Above Whispers Foundation
ACTS Generation GBV
ADEM Community & Human Development Foundation
Adinya Arise Foundation (AAF)
Advocate For Health And Development Initiative
African Women’s Initiative (AWI)
Ajegunle Community Project
Alliances For Africa (Afa)
Aminchi Women Cooperative Society
Arise Nigerian Woman Foundation.
ATATA Development And Empowerment Foundation (ADEF)
Briskila Emefesi Women Foundation (BEWOF)
Cece Yara Foundation
CEE-HOPE Nigeria
Center For Economic Empowerment And Gender Activities (CEEGA)
Centre For Alternative Development And Self-Enhancement (CEADESE NG)
Centre For Health And Development In Africa(CHEDA)
Centre For Nonviolence And Gender Advocacy In Nigeria (CENGAIN)
Centre For Peace Education And Community Development
Centre For Women’s Health And Information (CEWHIN)
Change Managers International Network
Charity Women Spring Of Salvation
Chedal Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
Choung-Dung Women Association.
Christian Women For Excellence And Empowerment In Nigerian Society (CWEENS)
Christian Women In Nigerian Politics
Citizens Center for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR)
Community And Youth Development
Community Education Advancement Of Peace And Development Initiative (CEAPDI)
Community Initiative For Healthy And Peaceful Society
Community Life Project (CLP)
Community Rescue Initiative (CRI)
Community Women Initiatives
Courageous People Health And Development Initiative (CPHDL)
Development In Practice Gender And Entrepreneurial Initiative (DIPGEI)
Dinidari Foundation
Dorothy Njemanze Foundation
Dream Alive Women And Orphans Support Foundation (DAWOS Foundation)
Echoes Of Women In Africa Initiatives
Education As A Vaccine (EVA)
Emerge Women
Empowerment And Action Research Centre
Equality Through Education Foundation ( ETEF)
Equity Advocates (EA)
Equity Advocates/ The Woman Today Newspaper
FAME Foundation
Federation Of Informal Workers Of Nigeria (FIWON)
Federation Of Muslim Women Association In Nigeria (FOMWAN)
Federation Of Paralegal Network (FEDPAN)
Federation Of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
Fembridge Development Initiative (FEDI)
First Future Leadership
Forward In Action For Education, Poverty And Malnutrition (FACE-PAM)
Gender Action Awareness Trust
Gender And Constitution Reform Network (GECORN)
Gender And Development Action (GADA)
Gender And Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative(GERI)
Gender Awareness Trust (GAT)
Gender Development Initiative
Gender Equality Center
Gender Equality, Peace And Development Centre
Gender Technical Unit (GTU)
Girl Child Advocacy And Education Initiatives
Girl Child Africa
Girl Child Education, Care & Rehabilitation
Girl Education Rehabilitation And Care (GERAC)
Green Spring Development Initiative
Hadis Foundation
Heal Disability Initiative
Health Reform Foundation Of Nigeria(HERFON)
HEIR Women Development
Hope For New Life
Inter Africa Committee (IAC)
Inter Gender Peace Foundation
International Action Network On Small Arms Women Network Of Nigeria
International Hairstylists, Barber And Body Therapists (IHSTOBAN)
International Society Of Media In Public Health (ISMPH)
Iyaniwura Children Care Foundation
Jamatul Nasir Islam, Women Wing
Jana Health Foundation
Justice Development And Peace Commission (JDPC)
Justice Development And Peace Mission (JDPM)
K/Mashi Gamji Women
Kebetkache Women Development And Resources Centre
Kimpact Initiatives
Kudirat Initiative For Democracy (KIND)
League Of Queens International Empowerment
Legal Defense and Assistance Project (LEDAP)
Lift Initiative
MBULA Women Association
Media & Teens Network.
Media Concern Initiative
More Women In Politics
Nasrul – Lahi-L- Faith Society (NASFAT)
National Association Of Women Journalist (NAWOJ)
National Council Of Women Societies (NCWS)
Network Of Reproductive Health Journalists Of Nigeria, NRHJN
Next Initiative For Gender Actions (NIGA)
NGAS Women Farmers’ Cooperative Society
Nigeria Association Of Women Journalist (NAWOJ)
Nigeria Labour Congress, Women Committee
Nigeria Union Of Teachers (NUT)
Nigerian Women Politics Forum
Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NTWF)
Ogayem Merciful Care And Support Initiatives (OMCSI)
Ogun Women Alive
Onomese Foundation
Osi Joe Touching Lives Initiative
Ovie Brume Future Leadership Development
Partners West Africa
Peasant Dragnet
Proactive Gender Initiative (PGI)
Project Alert On Violence Against Women
Ray's Of Hope Community Foundation
Relief Development Initiative Kaduna
Responsible Citizenship and Human Development Initiative
She Forum Africa
Shout Global Health
South- South Professional Women Association.
Stand to End Rape (STER)
Stephanie Peace Building Development Foundation
Support For Needy Children And Women Initiative(SUNCHI)
SWOFON National Abuja
The Inclusion Project (TIP)
The Priceless Jewels Foundation
Transformation And Development Center (TDC)
Transition Monitoring Group
Tunde & Friends Foundation(TAFF)
UC Women Commission
Vision Spring Initiatives (VSI)
Voice Of Ogun Women (VOW)
West African Network For Peace Building (WANEP)
Widows Development Organization (WIDO)
Woman-Being Concern Nigeria
Women & Youth Awareness Empowerment Network (WOYAEN)
Women Advocacy, HIV Prevention And Other Diseases (WAHPOD)
Women Advocates Research And Documentation Center (WARDC)
Women Aid Collectives (WACOL)
Women And Youth Empowerment For Advancement And Health Initiative (WYEAHI)
Women Consortium Of Nigeria (WOCON)
Women Empowerment And Initiative Development
Women Empowerment and Reproductive Health Centre (WERHC)
Women Farmers Alliance
Women For Peace And Gender Equality  Initiative  (WOPEGEE)
Women For Peace And Gender Equality Initiative
Women Foundation Initiative
Women Foundation Of Nigeria (WFN)
Women In Africa Initiative
Women In Agriculture
Women In Mining
Women Information Network (WINET)
Women Initiative For Democracy And Empowerment (WIDE)
Women Law and Development Initiative(WOLDI)
Women Law Development Center Of Nigeria (WLDCN)
Women League For Peace And Freedom (WILPF)
Women Of Vision Development Initiative
Women Protection Organization (WOPO)
Women Wing Of The Christian Association Of Nigeria (WOWICAN)
Women, Infants And Children Care Initiative (WICCI)
Women’s Rights And Health Project (WRAHP)
Women's Right To Education Programme (WREP)
Youth Future Savers Initiative

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