You’ll recall the explosion of hashtag activism from last April that made #BringBackOurGirls an international phenomenon. It was in response to the kidnapping of 300 Nigerian school girls by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram which finds safe haven in Northern Nigeria. Well, today, one year later, only roughly a third of those girls have been recovered with the rest either still missing without a trace, sold into slavery, living in slavery, or having been used in a number of other unthinkable ways.
And although the Nigerian government has taken some steps to combat Boko Haram (electing a new President and hiring White South African mercenaries) the groups still operates with relative impunity in the North of the country.
Below are links to some of Thought Catalog’s best and most informative news summaries and opinion pieces reacting to the kidnappings and the horror of inaction that came after.