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Women who survived Boko Haram kidnapping as girls graduate college

Women who survived Boko Haram kidnapping as girls graduate college

DisenchantedMandrake

It's telling that a lot of governments can find a single insurgent in the middle of fucking nowhere and yet they can't find a hundred missing girls. I'm glad there are some that got away and made decent lives for themselves, but my heart still breaks for the ones they didn't look too hard for.


theworldisnotquiet

I just read another article on this on the Guardian and over half of them are still missing/unaccounted for (please note the journalist being profiled here was raped and the article discusses it): https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/23/i-had-to-find-them-kidnapped-filmmaker-on-her-personal-mission-to-find-the-boko-haram-girls


awkwardenator

Jesus, that was both an amazing and really hard read.


celatonehead

Women are subjected to so much suffering in the world at the hands of men.


appagator

If you want to learn more about their story, I'd recommend Beneath the Tamarind Tree by Isha Sesay. Totally broke my heart.


TheBeneGesseritWitch

Thank you for this recommendation. I’ll put it in my TBR pile today!


muscleupgyal

thank you for the book suggestion. I will definitely check it out!


FreakWith17PlansADay

What amazingly strong women. These two jumped out of the back of a truck after being kidnapped and were able to escape. I hope their college degrees from the US will help them be able to make a difference in the lives of more women and girls when they go back home.


stun17

Amazing


Rings-of-Saturn

Heard they’re proud supporters of wolf cola


stringcheeselover420

That's Boca Raton!!


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SlarfBucket

Progress is made when trees are planted by those who will never experience their shade. I'm sure they're aware of what they are up against. And I'm proud of every individual that takes on the risk and hurt for a chance to make something better for someone.


junkeee999

So that means nobody should even try to help, or effect change?


SpicySavant

Pretty difficult and expensive to immigrate as teenagers and get a ged and bachelors abroad but they managed that and they’re going back for a masters. Plenty of women have used the media coverage from their experiences to others. Maybe don’t underestimate the tenacity of survivors.