Over 100 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted

Last week, the kidnapping of over 100 Nigerian schoolgirls kind of went under the radar. The abductions have been attributed to Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group in Nigeria:

“The group especially opposes the education of women. Under its version of Sharia law, women should be at home raising children and looking after their husbands, not at school learning to read and write. It has repeatedly targeted places of learning in deadly attacks that have highlighted its fundamental philosophy against education.” http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/24/world/africa/nigeria-kidnapping-answers/

There has been little to no new information on the what has happened to the girls/young women.  I will post any updates as I hear about them.  The Human Rights Watch website is also a good way to stay informed.

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