#BringBackOurGirls & #RealMenDontBuyGirls: Show Your Support

May 9, 2014 at 10:07 am |
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Social media has been overwhelmed with the phrase #BringBackOurGirls, the hashtag for the campaign to rescue the nearly 300 Nigerian high school girls who were kidnapped by extremists last month. The new social media slogan has been used over million times across the globe to express the widespread outrage at the kidnapping.

Celebrities and politicians have been showing their support, most notably Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama, #BringBackOurGirls

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#RealMenDontBuyGirls has also been popular among Hollywood.

#RMDBG

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UNICEF is encouraging people to continue using the hashtags in order to gain more media and government attention on the present kidnapping, and then to get involved in their End Trafficking project to help put a stop to human trafficking.

The Human Rights Watch has suggestions for individuals looking to actively help:

 1. Support groups that promote girls’ education and civilian protection.

 2. Press your government to sustain pressure on the Nigerian government to search for the girls and improve protection for schools.

 3. Press your government to insist on and respect adherence to human rights standards.

 4. And, of course, getting informed is important. The Global Coalition has documented a pattern of attacks on schools, teachers and students in 30 countries in the last five years.

The Human Rights Watch has even more tips for getting involved here.

Show your support!

Social media has been overwhelmed with the phrase #BringBackOurGirls, the hashtag for the campaign to rescue the nearly 300 Nigerian high school girls who were kidnapped by extremists last month.