viernes, 9 de mayo de 2014

Working Group on Girls: Statement on Girls Abduction in Nigeria

The Working Group on Girls, Inc. shares our deepest concerns for the recent news from Nigeria about the abduction of school girls.

We add our voices to UN Women, the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, the Offices of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, and the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, in stating that:

• We urge those who are responsible for their abduction to release them unharmed, and return them safely to their families, where they rightfully belong.

• Schools are and must remain places of safety and security, where children can learn and grow in peace. Girls and young women must be allowed to go to school without fear of violence and unjust treatment so that they can play their rightful role as equal citizens of the world. Women and girls have the right to live free from intimidation, persecution and all other forms of discrimination.

• We stand with the Nigerian people, especially the parents and families of the abducted girls.


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