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One thought on “The Power of V-Day and Why #BringBackOurGirls Is Not Enough

  • Linda Covella

    I have been following this story, and the author of the article you posted makes some great points that I would like to highlight here:
    * why did it take almost three weeks for this story to get any media coverage at all
    * why are we only talking about the 234 girls that were stolen from one school in one country, instead of the two million children exploited every year in the global commercial sex trade.
    * the vast military and government resources that went into searching for 239 people on a missing plane, dispatched immediately by world leaders and corporate titans who couldn’t be bothered to turn those same resources towards stopping the sexual enslavement of teenage girls, committing no greater sin than trying to get an education.

    And:
    * how many people holding those stupid signs vote for people and policies that will continue to do nothing to protect women and children who are kidnapped and brutalized worldwide every day?

    One way to take action is to Ask Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the International Violence Against Women Act http://www.capwiz.com/womenthrive/issues/alert?alertid=63210001&type=TA

    Visit http://womenthrive.org/ for updates and other actionable items to combat violence against women.