234 Girls Kidnapped & Forced to Marry, While the World Does Nothing #BringBackOurGirls

234 Girls Kidnapped & Forced to Marry, While the World Does Nothing #BringBackOurGirls

By Wendy @ Families in the Loop

 

A Malaysian airliner carrying more than 200 passengers disappears. 26 countries come together, spending millions of dollars in an unprecedented search that continues today, almost two months later.

More than 200 black girls in Africa are kidnapped from school and sold into marriage for $12. And the world does nothing.

George Clooney gets engaged to Amal Alamuddin and we giggle and gossip, fascinated that the world’s ultimate bachelor is setting down with a brilliant and beautiful lawyer.

More than 200 black girls in Africa are kidnapped from school and sold into marriage for $12. And the world does nothing.

250 South Korean high school students drown or are presumed dead after a ferry badly listed. The New York Times posts article and after article about this horrific tragedy, with titles such as “A Korean City With 250 Holes in Its Heart.”

More than 200 black girls in Africa are kidnapped from school and sold into marriage for $12. And the world does nothing.

We discover the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is racist and we are outraged on behalf of the rich and famous black basketball players who make millions to entertain us. We demand that Sterling resign.

More than 200 black girls in Africa are kidnapped from school and sold into marriage for $12. And the world does nothing.

I know we have busy lives. And I know we’re overwhelmed with all of the terrible injustices that take place across the world every day. But 234 girls have been kidnapped and allegedly sold for TWELVE DOLLARS.

We can’t simply stand by and let governments, international agencies and a distracted media ignore these girls. These are our girls. What if your daughter, your sister or your best friend had been kidnapped? Do we look away because these girls live far away?

Don’t look away. Do something. Share this on Facebook with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Tweet this with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Sign this petition to get our administration’s attention and sign this change.org petition too.

And share in the comments section below any other ideas or information you may have. Please. Let’s bring these girls home.

 

http://www.chicagonow.com/families-in-the-loop/2014/05/nigeria-girls-abucted-marriage/

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