Bring Back Our Girls

Mothers and relatives of kidnapped schoolgirls in northern Nigeria gathered late last month. Credit Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Mothers and relatives of kidnapped schoolgirls in northern Nigeria gathered late last month. Credit Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

One of the first things that I learnt in the past in my journalist classes it is that it does not matter how shocking or important it is the story that you are going to tell because if you do not keep remembering  it to everybody after the event it will be forgotten as quick as you blink your eyes.

Most of you have heard the story about the school girls kidnapped in Nigeria by the group Boko Haram. Most of you have heard the desperate call that some of the affected families are making to recover their girls. And, definitely, most of you have heard how relevant figures from the politics, the world of spectacle or of the fashion industry have involved in the cause sharing self-portraits of themselves with a simple piece of paper with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls . However, the fact is that most of this girls still kidnapped, tortured and physically abused for some men who simply believe that women have not rights. Whom believe that women must not go to school to be someone else clever and powerful than them. Whom think that the only mission for a woman is not think and serve to a husband for the rest of her live.

I know that it is hard to eradicate this kind of mentality however I think that everything starts with the education, the knowledge and the share of information. Probably each one of us does not have the power to individually change the will of this terrorist and save all this girls of their suffering but above all we do not have the power to relieve them of her trauma but we can make of this dark chapter of the human history a remarkable event to do not let that this kind of abuses happen again. Keep the piece of news alive, keep talking about them and do not make it forgot to make the people learn. #savethegirls #bringbackourgirls

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