Hundreds of Nigerian girls have been kidnapped in recent years – at Chibok in 2014 when 276 were taken and more recently at Dapchi in north-eastern Nigeria, where a further 110 were abducted just days ago.
Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) in Nigeria has a clear plan of action. They are using International Women’s Day to amplify the call for the rescue of the abducted girls, to work for passage of gender equality legislation, and to mobilize citizens to hold the Nigerian government accountable.
WRAPA Event, New York, 2016
Last year I had the chance to meet Saudatu Mahdi, its Secretary General, in person. She is courageous and determined, and I want to do everything I can to help her and WRAPA build a strong women’s movement in Nigeria. I hope you will join me by donating what you can to help us move forward with this urgent work.
You can make such a difference to women and girls in Nigeria – it’s a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day! Thank you for your much-needed support!