The young Nigerian women stolen from their boarding school are not just Nigeria’s girls. They are everyone’s girls.

They are your sister, your mother, your aunt, cousin, friend, coworker.

Just like Stella mentions, there is a flight still missing with about 200 people on it. How is that issue significantly different from this one.

Women make up about 54% of the world’s population. They are the world’s most unbridled resource.

Allowing terrorist groups to abduct the young Nigerian girls into the night while the Nigerian government turns its cheek sends a very clear message about their value of women. And maybe even the world’s value of women.

Speaking out about this issue is the first step in creating change and bringing our girls back.

“Your silence will not protect you.”
-Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches