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Family Demand News of Nigerian Schoolgirl Who escaped Boko Haram

Family Demand News of Nigerian Schoolgirl Who escaped Boko Haram

Nigeria’s Bring Back Our Girls movement and family members are demanding that the government provide news of the only schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped to escape the clutches of Boko Haram Islamic extremists. “Even this morning people came to my house asking if I had been able to find out her whereabouts. It’s outrageous. Some people […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Amina and A Story Of Survival

LOUD WHISPERS: Amina and A Story Of Survival

In December 2008, I attended a forum in Nairobi, Kenya, which had been convened to discuss appropriate support programs for survivors of violent conflict. The participants were mostly women’s rights activists and gender specialists from post/current conflict countries such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe. On the delegations from each […]

How Chibok Schoolgirl’s Private Ordeal Is Being Preyed On In Public

How Chibok Schoolgirl’s Private Ordeal Is Being Preyed On In Public

When 19-year-old Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki was found near the Sambisa forest in northern Nigeria, it was a moment of triumph and delight for everyone concerned about the fate of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago. Most of all, it was time of relief for her family – and one of hope […]