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Hungry and Isolated, Women Who Survived Boko Haram Face New Nightmare

Refugees Deeply | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA – Yagna Ibrahim is a woman who has a presence that is difficult to ignore. She strides into the room with grace and confidence, p...

Boko Haram Video Claims To Show Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 08.14.2016 | Home

BAUCHI, Nigeria, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has published a video apparently showing recent footage of dozens of school gir...

Chris Christie Suggests Hillary Clinton Was To Blame For Boko Haram's Kidnapping Of Hundreds Of Schoolgirls

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) suggested during a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention on Tuesday that presumptive Demo...

First Of Chibok Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram Is Found

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.18.2016 | Home

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A Nigerian teenager kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued, the first of more than 200 girls ...

Why People Join Nigeria's Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.07.2017 | Home

The catalog of atrocities committed by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram is harrowing. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of women and children have been...

Why We Need to Do More Than Bring Back the Chibok Girls

Eva Smets | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home
Eva Smets

April 14 marked the second anniversary of the abduction of 276 female students by Boko Haram in Nigeria. While the #BringBackOurGirls campaign mobilized support for the girls globally, not all abduction cases have received the same attention as this particular tragedy.

#BringBackOurGirls Survivor Urges World Not To Give Up On Her Friends

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON — Saa’s life has changed beyond recognition in the two years since she escaped the most notorious mass kidnapping by Nigerian militant ...

Nigerian Girls Kidnapping, Two Years Later

Donald M. Payne, Jr. | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Donald M. Payne, Jr.

Amid all the horrors in the world, the media and the global community have largely remained silent about Boko Haram's brutalities.

Nigeria Never Brought Back The Missing Girls

Ezinne Ukoha | Posted 04.15.2016 | Home
Ezinne Ukoha

We should have the quality of life that our counterparts in civilized quarters enjoy without contemplation. And when that's not provided we should be willing to fight for it. Boko Haram is winning the war on terror and the new president, Muhammadu Buhari who swore to defeat them has failed.

The Other Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram In The 2 Years Since #BringBackOurGirls

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story’s ...

#BringBackOurGirls Two Years Later: A Nigerian Teacher Speaks

Randal Mason | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

#BringBackOurGirls captured the world's attention two years ago. And then time passed. And the world's attention wavered. But in Nigeria, educators like Habiba Mohammed refuse to give up the fight for girls' education.

10 Must Reads For Understanding Boko Haram’s War On Women

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home

Two years ago, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 girls from a boarding school in northeast Nigeria. The world called out for...

Boko Haram's Largest School Kidnapping Has Gone Unnoticed

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.01.2016 | Home

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story’s ...

A Time Without Judges

Trey Lyon | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Trey Lyon

We are at a crisis in our country whenever a trained adult with authorization to use deadly force deploys it on a 12 year old with impunity. Wherever the fault lies, the only way any hope in the police force or the governing process can be restored is for wholesale condemnation of the officer's actions.

Black Giving Matters: A Month Towards a New Movement for Our Times

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

For black social progress, giving voice has been as or even more important than giving money.

Education, Energy, and Engagement - Celebrating Youth

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have long known the potential power of youth.This year, International Youth Day focuses on civic engagement and ways that youth can take part in civil society, to shape their future.

10 Moments On Black Twitter That Changed The Way We Talk About Black Lives

The Huffington Post | Black Voices Editors | Posted 05.07.2015 | Black Voices

Black Twitter is unfiltered, unapologetic and undeniably a force to reckon with. Over the years, black users on Twitter have banded together to tac...

Nigeria's Boko Haram In Disarray As Government Forces Advance

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home

By Julia Payne MALKOHI, Nigeria, May 4 (Reuters) - Boko Haram is fracturing as shortages of weapons and fuel foment tensions between i...

When Girls Lead The Charge

Françoise Girard | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Françoise Girard

To be sure, we have a long way to go to achieve true gender equality. Yet as I work side by side with young feminist activists from all over the world, I am inspired, energized, and yes even optimistic about the future for which this new generation of young women is fighting so hard.

Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 12 Months Since

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred & Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.15.2015 | Home

On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw ...

Malala To Abducted Nigerian Girls: 'You Are My Heroes'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

On the eve of the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, Malala Yousafzai has published an open letter to...

Peer, an Alternative Look at the Boko Haram Kidnapping

Madeline Cottingham | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Madeline Cottingham

On April 14, 2014, nearly a year ago, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls, between the ages of 16 and 18, in the town of Chibok. The Nigerian government has so far proven powerless in their pursuit of the militant organization that now controls most of northeastern Nigeria. Although the twitter campaign #BringBackOurGirls was quickly picked up by commercial media and popularized by Michelle Obama, it gathered less than 9,000 followers and did little to galvanize the world.

The Role of Technology for Safety in Education

XPRIZE | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
XPRIZE

Technology is not the only solution, but it must be part of the solution. If technology can do what we believe it can with learning, it will allow children in conflict zones and refugee camps to safely begin or continue their education.

Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Bravely Return To School

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact

When Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last April -- and abducted more than 200 of their classmates -- one group of girl...

2015 Can Be the Tipping Point for Safe Schools and Children's Education Globally

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.03.2015 | Home
Gordon Brown

2014 was a bad year for children and education.