Our sisters at the charity Equality Now have outlined three steps that everyone can take today in the campaign to #BringBackOurGirls. Join us in keeping the pressure on so that the girls can be recovered safe and well.
1. Post daily on your social media networks to keep up the pressure using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.
Social media has been leading the charge to focus the world’s attention on the plight of the schoolgirls, directly leading to increased mainstream press coverage and responses from government officials and international organizations around the world. Keep up on breaking news & developments on Twitter and Facebook. Please retweet, share, and like any #BringBackOurGirls posts to spread the word & keep up the pressure on decision makers!
2. Contact representatives in your government and ask them to put pressure on the Nigerian government to take immediate action to rescue the girls, prosecute those who are responsible and provide support services for the girls once they are rescued.
3. Equality Now will be releasing an Action soon targeting officials we feel have the authority and ability to rescue the girls. As soon as it hits your inbox or you see it on their Twitter or Facebook pages, sign it! In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, please sign Nigerian student Ify E.’s change.org petition calling on world leaders to support all efforts to ensure the girls’ safe return. Together we can #BringBackOurGirls.