A Call to Action

We must be relentless in our demand to #bringbackourgirls now and to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.

What can WE do? You can ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE or simply teach and enlighten. Here are some ideas for what you can do to demand that the Nigerian government takes action to bring back the Chibok girls safe and alive.

 

IN NIGERIA

 

  1. ORGANIZE AN ACTION AT YOUR STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OR GOVERNOR’S OFFICE – Demand accountability and feedback. What has been done? What is happening?
  2. ORGANIZE A TOWN HALL MEETING WITH YOUR NASS REPRESENTATIVES – a list of NASS representatives and their details can be found on www.shineyoureye.org
  3. ORGANIZE A TOWN HALL MEETING TO TEACH – Show the Ebony Life Documentary on Chibok. Give a platform from those from the affected parts to share their experiences.
  4. JOIN IN MAJOR ACTIONS IN MAJOR CITIES OR START ONE OF YOUR OWN – there are strong movements in Lagos, Abuja & Ibadan that you can join and be part of.
  5. ACTIONS WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN – Its holiday in most countries but summer schools and other programmes can still organize for the campaign to bring back the Chibok girls.

 

IN WEST AFRICA

 

  1. ORGANIZE AN ACTION AT A SYMBOLIC LOCATION FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT – Demand accountability from ECOWAS countries in getting the Nigerian government to act.
  2. ACTIONS WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN – Its holiday in most countries but summer schools and other programmes can still organize for the campaign to bring back the Chibok girls.

 

IN OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

  1. ORGANIZE AN ACTION AT A SYMBOLIC LOCATION FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT – Demand accountability from AU countries in getting the Nigerian government to act.
  2. ACTIONS WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN – Its holiday in most countries but summer schools and other programmes can still organize for the campaign to bring back the Chibok girls.

 

IN NON-AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

  1. ORGANIZE A RALLY OR ACTION AT THE NIGERIAN EMBASSY, CONSULATE OR HIGH COMMISSSION
  2. ORGANIZE A RALLY, SIT IN OR TOWN HALL MEETING WITH YOUR GOVERNMENT – Tell your government to put pressure on the Nigerian government.
  3. ORGANIZE A TEACH IN – Organize a teach-in to educate young people and adults on the plight of girls in many countries and what can be done to protect their interest and give them hope and a future. You can show films like Girl Rising or Ebony Life’s documentary.
  4. ACTIONS WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN – Its holiday in most countries but summer schools and other programmes can still organize for the campaign to bring back the Chibok girls.

 

2 comments on “A Call to Action

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the girls, their families and those of you working so hard to get your girls back to where they belong – to the love, warmth and safety of their own families and friends.
    For more than 18 months now we have been striving to make contact with the responsible leaders in your Government to explain how we can locate the girls and lead your law enforcement personnel to their rescue.
    So far we have failed to make contact with anyone prepared to make an evaluation of our offer – much less a decision to give us 3 months to find and locate them.
    Can you help us to help you?

    Please feel free to check out my personal profile (John Dalby) on Linked In, and to Google my name – and those of Marine Risk Management and Globalert.

    We pray for you all – today and until the wonderful day we have the girls back.
    Kind regards

    John

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