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Billionaire To Sponsor Education Of 21 Girls Freed From Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.05.2017 | Black Voices

Nearly two dozen Chibok, Nigeria schoolgirls who were released from Boko Haram’s captivity will have the opportunity to get an education courtesy of...

900 Days in the Lion's Den: Has the World Abandoned the Stolen Chibok Girls of Nigeria?

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
R. Evon Idahosa

Martha was suddenly awakened by what had become the all-too-familiar sound of gunshots. Boko Haram, she thought. As she scurried to gather her thoughts, her husband Mark was already rushing their younger, panic-stricken children out of their home in Chibok, Nigeria.

Chibok and the scourge of enforced disappearance

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 09.02.2016 | HuffPost Home
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The reports first came in a trickle, then a deluge. In April 2014, we learnt that Boko Haram had raided the Government Secondary School for girls in C...

Why David Oyelowo Created A Scholarship For Nigerian Girls

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.02.2016 | Black Voices

David Oyelowo isn’t just a successful actor, he’s a humanitarian, too. To that end, the “Selma” actor wanted to help spearhead a scholarship ...

This Chibok Mother Just Spoke in Washington DC, And You'll Be Devastated By Her Story

Kristin Wright | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Kristin Wright

Mary, the mother of one of Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls, speaks in Washington DC on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Photo: Katherine Ruddy, Standwithnige...

This Chibok Mother Just Spoke In Washington DC, And You’ll Be Devastated By Her Story

Kristin Wright | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Kristin Wright

For the first time, one of the mothers of Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls is here in Washington DC, sharing her story and speaking out for th...

Part Two: A Look Back on President Buhari's First Year

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

In Part One of this two part series on looking back on how the Administration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has done since taking office one ...

Hope Endures On Mother's Day for the Chibok Girls

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
R. Evon Idahosa

There are certain experiences in life that are transformative. My time with Rebecca Samuel, one of the mothers of the 276 Chibok Girls of Nigeria who were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on April 14, 2014, was one such experience.

How to Empower the Next Generation of Girls? With Girls.

BRAC | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
BRAC

Developing countries are struggling to scale quality education for girls and ensure safe spaces where they can learn. Girls like Sa'a and Maria are proof of what girls can do for themselves and others when given the chance. Join us to reach more girls worldwide and let's make sure every girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential.

Mothers Pen Heartbreaking Letters to Daughters Stolen By Boko Haram

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 04.16.2017 | Impact
R. Evon Idahosa

"Your father had a dream where he saw you walking up a ladder to heaven. My hope is that I will see you here on earth again but if I do not, I know you are in heaven. Please serve God faithfully and I pray that God bring you back to me. I miss you, my daughter."

Chibok Girls: We Will Not Be Quiet -- We Will Not Forget

Rev. Adriene Thorne | Posted 04.15.2017 | Religion
Rev. Adriene Thorne

Today, I shared the Chibok girl's with my little girl. I will preach again on violence towards women and girls because I must not be quiet. Through my tears, I read this article to my husband and am surprised by his emotion.

The World Should Be Ashamed of the Failure to #BringBackOurGirls

Gordon Brown | Posted 04.15.2017 | World
Gordon Brown

Two years on, and their parents still wake up each morning not knowing whether their daughters are alive or dead, married or single or violated as slaves. They surely deserve more than a forlorn hope. The girls are now a symbol of our apparent weakness to protect young lives.

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

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.14.2016 | World

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 ...

Boko Haram's Largest School Kidnapping Has Gone Unnoticed

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.01.2016 | World

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 ...

Deadly Suicide Blasts Rock Nigerian Town Where Schoolgirls Were Kidnapped

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed on Wednesday when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a market in the north...

Suffering and Strength

Margee Ensign | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Margee Ensign

As the world faces increasing challenges from alienated, unemployed and hopeless youth, education is the only answer. Education and a nurturing environment can allow all young people to spread their wings, feel its power, and raise their voices.

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.

We, the Survivors of the Boko Haram Kidnapping Have Not Been Broken

Margee Ensign | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Margee Ensign

Below are excerpts from a piece that five of the 58 young Chibok women who escaped Boko Haram on April 14, 2014 wrote when I asked them to say what education means to them.

Never To Be Forgotten - A Year On From Chibok

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

On April 14th 2014, a ruthless militia kidnapped over 200 of Nigeria's young girls from their school in Chibok in the dead of night. A year on, the girls have yet to be released by Boko Haram, nor rescued by our security forces, leaving their families waiting and praying for answers.

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 Face of Hunger in Northeastern Nigeria

Margee Ensign | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Margee Ensign

For the past seven months, as thousands of people have fled Borno, Yobe and northern Adamawa State for the peace of Yola, the university and members of our peace initiative have been distributing food.

Boko Haram: Kidnapped Girls Have Been Married Off

Reuters | = | Posted 01.01.2015 | World

By Isaac Abrak ABUJA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said more than 200 girls kidnapped by t...

Is Boko Haram Able To Make Peace?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at how Nigerian militant group Bo...

'If We Run And They Kill Us, So Be It. But We Have To Run Now.'

Matter | Sarah A. Topol | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

Six months ago, 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. The handful who escaped that night have never told the full story of their orde...

Education Is Scary

Margee Ensign | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Margee Ensign

Education may be scary for the thousands of Nigerians who are afraid to send their children to school in a region terrorized by Boko Haram. A society without education is even scarier.