A woman takes part in a protest for the release of the abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok, during a sit-in protest at the Unity fountain Abuja, Nigeria on May 12, 2014.
Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

The call: #RememberOurGirls


Ladies & Gents –

It’s been nearly four months since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram militants. Today, 219 are still missing.

But for much of the world, these schoolgirls have largely been forgotten.

Just two weeks ago, Boko Haram released a video mocking Western efforts to rescue the girls, the group’s leader seen dancing and laughing.

And now, fears have been raised that the kidnapped girls are possibly being used as suicide bombers with an increasing number of female suicide bombings over the last few weeks in Nigeria.

Using female suicide bombers appears to be a new tactic of Boko Haram. Previously female suicide bombers had been rare in Nigeria.

The global outrage at the lack of media and political attention for the missing girls that sparked an international outcry to #BringBackOurGirls has lost its urgency and momentum. 

So, we are asking you to tweet the hashtag #RememberOurGirls to call attention to the plight of these young schoolgirls – and help apply pressure on the Nigerian government and the world to find the missing girls. 

Join us,

Team RFD