Today we keep this issue alive, not only for the girls that were taken a year ago, but for everyone affected by this horrible terrorist group. The kidnapping of the Chibok girls was not the beginning or the end of their actions. The situation continues to get worse and millions of people's lives are turned upside down.
According to Amnesty International-
-Over 2,000 women and children have been abducted since the start of 2014.
-There are an estimated 15,000 Boko Haram fighters, many are women who have been forced to fight for them.
-At least 5,500 civilians have been killed since the start of 2014.
Additionally, Unicef says that at least 800,000 children have been displaced because of the violence.
There is hope for the Chibok girls, with new reports that over 50 girls were seen alive and well in Gwoza just a few weeks ago. There are also stories, like this one, of acts of defiance and courage from the girls in captivity.
No matter what happens, we cannot forget about the Chibok girls. To honor them the best we have to fight the evil that is terrorism. The Boko Haram must be stopped.
To learn more...
Read more about the report from Amnesty International here.
Uprooted by Boko Haram via Unicef
The fight to free Nigera's girls from Boko Haram must continue by Gordon Brown
Nigeria's Chibok girls 'seen with Boko Haram in Gwoza' via BBC
800,000 Nigerian kids displaced by Boko Haram, violence by Josh Levs
#BringBackOurGirls #NeverToBeForgotten #PrayForNigeria
Written by Sarah Haney