It’s been six months since over 200 Nigerian girls were abducted from their boarding school by Boko Haram, a dangerous terrorist group that opposes the education of women. And while the story of the missing girls no longer dominates headlines and social media, Alicia Keys hasn’t forgotten.
The pregnant singer, who recently launched her We Are Here initiative, held a #BringBackOurGirlsNOW protest on Tuesday in New York on the six-month anniversary of the massive abduction. Alicia and protesters were out there to raise awareness and to remind people that the girls are still missing.
During an on-the-scene interview, the 33-year-old mom credited her 4-year-old son Egypt as being part of the reason why she decided to protest.
Today is my son’s birthday and it is also making me stand in solidarity with all the mothers of the Chibok girls who have been abducted for six months and are still missing. And it is just outrageous that that’s going on.
Some people have even told me they’ve heard things about ‘there’s been progress,’ but there hasn’t been progress because the girls aren’t back.
So I think that we get mixed information. We don’t know, so we just have to keep being made aware of what’s happening.
Most of the kidnapped girls are still believed to be with the Boko Haram, but four of them escaped recently. According to reports, the girls were aided by a teenaged boy prisoner who managed to get them out of the camp where they were all being held. Using the sun as a compass, the girls walked west for THREE weeks through a jungle before arriving at a village in Nigeria.
Via: Necole Bitchie