Nigeria

ONE BILLION RISING CALLS FOR THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO #ENDSARS AND FOR ACTIVISTS EVERYWHERE TO RISE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE AND DEMAND #ENDSARS NOW

Published: 21 October 2020 > Nigeria

One Billion Rising calls upon the Nigerian government to end SARS, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which has a brutal history of unlawful arrests, kidnapping, harassment, extortion and killings.  As the government sought to end two weeks of marches against police brutality that have mushroomed into broader nationwide demonstrations, thousands of…

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Northern Nigeria Women Protest Southern Kaduna Genocide: Statement from Omodele Ibitoye, One Billion Rising Nigeria Coordinator

Published: 1 August 2020 > Nigeria

Hundreds of women ravaged by killings, rape, and displacement in Southern Kaduna communities in Nigeria. On Wednesday, 22 July 2020, a protest was held to demand justice from the government of Nigeria for genocide and atrocities committed in their communities, including the wiping out of human lives in certain villages…

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WATCH: Amy Oyekunle – “Make A Resounding Noise Wherever You Are!” #BringBackOurGirls

Published: 9 May 2014 > Nigeria

Amy Oyekunle, Executive Director of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy in Lagos and One Billion Rising global coordinator for Nigeria, along with local students created this important video calling for global solidarity and action to #BringBackOurGirls this Sunday, 11 May (Mother’s Day in the U.S. and other countries). The Kudirat Initiative for…

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We Are Not Going Anywhere

Published: 7 May 2014 > Nigeria

by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, Global Coordinator for Southern Africa Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means “western education is forbidden.” It…

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RISE FOR OUR SISTERS IN NIGERIA

Published: 2 May 2014 > Nigeria

(Photo : Twitter/WomenGirlsLead) Dear One Billion Rising and V-Day Activists, Two weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means “western education is…

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