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CAMPAIGN ON ABDUCTED CHIBOK SCHOOL GIRLS BY BOKO HARAM by JEFFERY ORJI

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JEFFERY ORJI

A rally has been organized and held in Auckland by An Auckland University student and the Nigerian Association in NZ. The Event was well attended by members of the community and the general public. The events was also supported by Executive director Grant Baylgdon the Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ.

We are calling on the return of the 276 kidnapped Nigerian girls who were abducted from a boarding School in the Northern City of Maiduguri.

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the April 15 Kidnappings and planning more attacks on schools. The innocent girls are raped, beaten and threatened to be sold as slaves.

Mr Jeffery Orji, an Executive member of Ndigbo Community NZ in diaspora was part of the organisers and campaigners in Auckland. The shocking news of the kidnapping has gripped the entire world.

All hands must be on deck to secure the safety of the girls and force must be used to overpower Boko Haram and its menace. I believe Nigeria security officers lack the capacity to overcome Boko Harama alone.

Every Chibok School girl is entitled to life and education. It is a huge shame the price they would have to pay for pursuing Education. I believe this campaign is not only for Chibok girls. It also brings light to the plight of what young women are facing around the world.

Boko Haram Menace must come to stop with immediate effect and their home being the Sambisa Forest camp where they are based be brought to a desert. We believe that the Nigeria Government with the assistant of foreign governments would join force in bring these girls back to their families.

Violence against women (VAW), also known as gender-based violence and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are all global crimes hinging against fundamental human rights. This is sometimes considered a hate crime. Being gender-based, it implies that the acts of violence are committed against women and girls expressly because they are female.

The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women states, “violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women” and “violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men.

Kofi Annan the  former Secretary-General of the United Nations, declared in a 2006 report posted on the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) website: Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions.

At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime with the abuser usually someone known to her. It is very obvious that the situation has gotten worse in Nigeria with regard to the massive abduction of school girls.