Cameroon must act to protect its children from Boko Haram

During my time this summer as an intern at The Advocates for Human Rights, I’ve encountered many horror stories of human rights violations around the world. Yet none has shaken me more than the terrorist group Boko Haram’s new war tactic: kidnapping children and deploying them as suicide bombers. Since its uprising against the Nigerian … Continue reading Cameroon must act to protect its children from Boko Haram

Raising My Voice to #BringBackOurGirls

  On Mother’s Day, I spoke at a local march and rally to show support for the nearly 300 school girls abducted a month ago in Nigeria. Here’s what I said: Bring Back Our Girls Twin Cities March May 11, 2014 "Thanks to organizers and to all of you for being here. "I’m here as … Continue reading Raising My Voice to #BringBackOurGirls

Take Notice: Nigeria Abductions Are Not an Anomaly

Like many other people, I am outraged by the April 14 abduction of hundreds of young girls from their school in northeastern Nigeria by the insurgent group Boko Haram. The group attacked again on May 6, kidnapping eight more girls–this time from their homes–to prevent them from attending school. While we do not know exactly … Continue reading Take Notice: Nigeria Abductions Are Not an Anomaly

Nightmare for Nigeria’s School Girls

On the night of April 14, dozens of armed men showed up at the dormitory of the Government Girls Secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria.  Dressed in Nigerian military uniforms, they told the girls that they were there to take them to safety and herded the girls into trucks and onto motorcycles.  At first, the … Continue reading Nightmare for Nigeria’s School Girls