Vancouver joins #bringbackourgirls campaign with rally outside Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

The call to bring home almost 300 kidnapped Nigerian girls has spread all over the world.

Now, a group in Vancouver is gathering to add their voices to the campaign.

A group gathering outside the Vancouver Art Gallery wants to bring more awareness to the girls kidnapped in Nigeria, just for going to school.

Samuel Oseghale from the Nigeria-Canada Development Association of BC says he’s happy to see Canadians support the cause, as he thinks of his two daughters.

“I cannot imagine my daughters being kidnapped in the way these girls were kidnapped. It breaks my heart.”

Oseghale says global pressure needs to be applied.

“If this is not addressed, it will extend from Nigeria to other African countries. It’s unheard of in this time and age, girls are prevented from going to school.”

Comments

  1. This has been going on for 100s of years . . . wasn’t it Thomas Jefferson who sent the troops To the Shores of Tripoli in 1801 . . .

    How many know that perhaps 1.5 million Europeans and Americans were enslaved in Islamic North Africa between 1530 and 1780? We dimly recall that Miguel de Cervantes was briefly in the galleys. But what of the people of the town of Baltimore in Ireland, all carried off by “corsair” raiders in a single night?

    And today . . .
    Human Rights Watch has found that at least one woman dies a week in parts of the Middle East, while many more are injured trying to escape their abusive employers and harsh working conditions.
    Lebanon, Jordan, UAE and Kuwait have seen the highest suicide rates, where many have their passports confiscated or are locked inside the house for years at a time.
    In the past year, Ethiopia, Nepal and the Philippines took the step of banning all travel to Lebanon and Jordan due to the high number of suspicious deaths among the domestic worker community.

    The Media . . . as usual, are last to the party . . . we live in the “Post Media” world !

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