The #BringBackOurGirls Campaign Finally Gathers Pace: How You Can Help

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  • The likes of Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel, Naomi Campbell and Beyoncé have joined in the campaign and now you can help too.

    It has been nearly a month since more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in the middle of the night from their school in Nigeria.

    The world has been slow to react to this barbaric act (terrorist organisation Boko Haram have taken responsibility), but now key influencers, celebrities and the public are really starting to get involved.

    A social media campaign under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls started trending in Nigeria two weeks ago and has now been tweeted more than one million times.

    The likes of Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mala Yousafzai, Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, Alexa Chung and Jessica Biel have all added their voices to the campaign.

    As well as demonstrations in Nigeria itself, protests have been held in at the Nigerian embassy in London, in Los Angeles and New York.

    How can you help?

    1. There is a social media campaign asking for people around the world to march and wear red in solidarity. For more information visit the twitter page.

    2. Sign the petition, which already has over 500,000 supporters.

    3. Get on Twitter and Instagram to help promote the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag.

    4. Submit a solidarity photo to Amnesty International’s #BringBackOurGirls page.

    Find out everything you need to know about the Bring Back Our Girls campaign and the kidnapp of the Nigerian schoolgirls.

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