Bring Back Our Girls is dedicated to giving individuals tools to help raise awareness, and to activate our governments so they will rescue the girls in Nigeria and protect schoolgirls across the world. Educated girls will share that education with their brothers and sisters, impacting their communities and breaking the cycle of poverty. Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery, and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all.
Only 5% of northern Nigerian girls make it to secondary school. The abducted girls were ready to graduate and become doctors and lawyers. They are extraordinary, and they need to be rescued and brought home. All girls deserve education and protection while at school.
We can change the world together. Oppression can only exist in the dark – where people are unable or afraid to speak up. A moment like this makes us realize that each voice has power. As we socialize this message that girls matter; that a world where girls thrive is a world where everyone thrives, repression becomes more difficult. And then it becomes impossible. Educating girls around the world is essential.
Girl’s education has “proven to be one of the most cost-effective strategies to promote development and economicgrowth. Studies have shown that educated mothers tend to have healthier, better nourished babies, and that their own children are more likely to attend school; thus helping break the vicious cycle of poverty.”
“There are 600 million adolescent girls in the developing world. They are an undeniable force for social and economic impact. But only if given the opportunity. Around the world, girls are denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors. And in being denied an education, society loses one of its greatest and most powerful resources. Education empowers girls to raise their voices, to unlock their potential, and to demand change.”