Nearly 300 Nigerian high school girls still remain missing after they were brutally kidnapped by extremists last month. Many reports indicate these young women were sold to be brides for as little as $12.
Concern has swelled on social media around the world, and the phrase #BringBackOurGirls, the hashtag for the campaign to rescue the girls, has been tweeted over a million times. The outrage at the girls’ kidnapping and violence of human trafficking has spurred regular people to find more information on how to help, hoping to prevent tragedies like this in the future.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Take to social media
“The campaign has helped to galvanize action within the country and has raised tremendous international media attention,” the Human Rights Watch said in an email to ABC News. The hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has “fast became the symbol of the people’s anger and frustration for the perceived ineffectual handling of the situation by the government.” UNICEF is encouraging people to continue using the hashtag in order to gain more media and government attention on the present kidnapping, and then to get involved in their End Trafficking project to help put a stop to human trafficking.
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