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[16days_discussion] #BringBackOurGirls Solidarity Vigil - Yesterday in Nairobi

16 Days Campaign 16days at
Tue Oct 14 11:57:08 EDT 2014


Dear All,

Greetings from FEMNET. We hope this finds you well. We wanted to share 
some pictures 
with you from the solidarity vigil Equality Now 
<> and Pawa 254 had yesterday evening in Nairobi to 
commemorate six months since over 200 girls were abducted in Chibok, 
Nigeria. Six months on, not one girl has been rescued, although over 50 
managed to escape.

This was part of the Global Week of Solidarity Action from the 11th to 
the 18th called  for by our sisters and partners in Nigeria. Join us in 
amplifying calls to bring back our girls - now and alive - and for 
ensuring that we value the lives of our girls and women enough to make 
sure that such an event doesn't happen in the first place, and if it 
does - that the response is a serious one that puts the dignity, respect 
and justice of people first.

Please do feel free to share any actions that you will be taking. You 
can also add your voice to the site: 


Chers Toutes/Tous,

Salutations de FEMNET, tout en espérant que vous allez bien à la 
réception de la présente. Nous voulions vous faire part quelques photos 
<> de 
la veillée de solidarité que nous avons tenue hier soir à Nairobi pour 
commémorer les six mois depuis que plus de 200 filles ont été enlevées à 
Chibok (Nigéria). Six mois plus tard, pas une seule fille na été sauvée, 
bien que plus d’une cinquantaine aient réussi à s'échapper d’elles-mêmes.

Ceci faisait partie de la Semaine d’Actions de  Solidarité mondiale du 
11 au 18 septembre demandée par nos sœurs et nos partenaires au Nigeria. 
Rejoignez-nous pour amplifier les appels à ramener nos filles - 
maintenant et vivantes - et pour veiller à ce que nous valorisions assez 
suffisamment la vie de nos filles et nos femmes pour nous assurer qu’un 
tel événement ne se produise pas d’abord, et que s’il se produit - que 
l’intervention en soit une sérieuse qui mette en avant la dignité, le 
respect et la justice des personnes.

N’hésitez pas de nous faire part de toutes les actions qui vous menerez. 
Vous pouvez également ajouter votre voix sur le site: 

En solidarité,

*Nebila Abdulmelik*

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