Last month, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped over 270 girls from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in a horrifyingly brazen attack that has garnered international attention and outrage.
There are countless other reasons why the media did not initiatively pick up on this story, but the point is this: once the story broke out, international outrage has increasingly mounted, which has forced Nigerian officials to do more in their handling of the crisis.
Ways to engage:
Twitter: #BringBackOurGirls - keep it trending and show your support.
Facebook: Bring Back Our Girls - like the page and share https://www.facebook.com/bringbackourgirls
Sign the petition on Change.org http://www.change.org/petitions/over-200-girls-are-missing-in-nigeria-please-help-find-them-bringbackourgirls
Girl Rising - What You Can Do http://girlrising.com/nigeria-action/
Equality Now - What You Can Do http://www.equalitynow.org/3_things_you_can_do_today_to
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