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We All Need To Help #BringBackOurGirls

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Access to education is a human right, plain and simple.

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We still live in a world where women are physically and mentally abused for wanting to progress. Where young children fear for their lives in their quest for self-improvement. Where a physics exam can lead to a violent kidnapping by terrorists, who now proclaim that Western education is a sin and that the schoolgirls will be sold and forced to marry.

Families had sent their girls to the rural school in Chibok for a desperately needed education. The northeastern town is part of Borno state, where 72% of primary-age children never attended school, according to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria.

It’s even worse for girls than boys. “In the North particularly, the gender gap remains particularly wide and the proportion of girls to boys in school ranges from 1 girl to 2 boys to 1 to 3 in some states,” UNICEF says.

There are no words. Let’s proclaim our perspective on the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag and follow the Bring Back our Girls FB page for updates.

These are our children–what happens to them diminishes each and every one of us. We are heartened to hear the news that the US is sending a team to Nigeria to help find the girls. Godspeed to that.

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