11 September sadly marked the 150th day since more than 200 girls of Chibok, Nigeria were abducted from their school. From 1 to 4 July the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) convened in Rwanda for its WIP Summer Summit 2014 and called for the immediate release of the school girls in Nigeria. In its Kigali Declaration, WIP also strongly condemned all other gender-initiated abductions in the past months.
“I am going to stand up for them”, Malala Yousafzai said on 14 July, designated by the United Nations as this year’s Malala Day.
Women in Parliaments stand up with Malala for the abducted girls.
The WIP Team asks all female Parliamentarians to:
– Send a photo that will be a testimonial of their support for WIP backing #BringBackOurGirls. See the testimonials.
– Put forward an urgent Parliamentary question to their Governments to ask which actions have been taken to ensure the release of the Nigerian girls and ask to step up the engagement at national and international level.
– Send documentation of actions taken/resolutions passed in their Parliaments so as to help provide an overview of Parliamentary pressure building up.
“Bring back our girls” is not a slogan, but a global moral obligation.