SASANE’s mission is to support and empower women human trafficking survivors in Nepal by training them to become certified paralegals. SASANE’s paralegals provide access to justice, free of charge, to other women survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence It’s a grassroots effort aimed at empowering women survivors through education and tackling the systemic issues in Nepal’s legal system from the front lines. This program is helping to change not only each paralegal’s life, but the lives of the many women they assist every day.
At the end of last month (April), Nigeria’s militant group “Boko Haram “(which means Western education is sin) kidnapped more than two hundred 16 to 18 year-old female student in Nigeria, just because they thought girls should not accept Western education. These girls are likely to be sold cheaply to neighbouring countries, and be forced into marriage or sex trafficking. There are only 50 students who were able to escape on their own; the government did not rescue any other girls. However, this incident is not a one-off event; “Boko Haram ” has killed thousands of people, mainly targetting students in Nigeria. Following the large-scale abduction, Boko Haram continues to kidnap students. This incident has caused international outrage. And the petition #BringBackOurGirls was created and have been jointly signed by many people (e.g. Amnesty). This is to call for the governments from Nigeria, European countries and the USA to take action to save the students.
Internationally, there are support from many politicians, well-known public figures, and celebrities, e.g. British Prime Minister David Cameron, the U.S. president’s wife Michelle Obama, Hollywood celebrities Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) and Emma Watson. Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has been seen on the street with the company of her husband, holding loud speakers, in response to the # BringBackOurGirls movement.
The international protests and processions are all in response to mums whose daughters were abducted in Nigeria, and the angry people from Nigeria. This is an outcry, in request for the global community to be united in order to bring back the girls.
Today, female students have raised the idea of a march of school girls in every city and town, all around the world on the 22nd of May (this Thursday), in response to the abduction of 273 Nigerian students. With 230 still missing, this march also a promotes children’s’ right to education and personal security! (http://bringbackourgirls.us/school-girl-march/)
Please tell your friends, tell your family, and tell your school.
In addition to signing a petition or joining a march, you can create your own campaign and send the photo(s) to Asian Girl Campaign so that we can assist you in promoting your message. (https://www.facebook.com/girlflygoh)
For more information, see www.BringBackOurGirls.us website
Hayat Foundation is a national non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization which was registered with the Social Welfare Department in Punjab in 1995 under the Registration & Control Ordinance, 1961. Its registration number is 369/DDSW/FSD/95. In 1991 it was also registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860. Legally it can operate all over the country, its mission is the formation of a healthy and balanced society where the masses live peacefully with freedom of thought and action, and where there is no discrimination, abuse, neglect or exploitation. The Hayat Foundation has been engaged in the provision of education, protection, peace and water and sanitation services to populations affected by conflicts and emergencies. It has worked in the KPK, SINDH, FATA, FANA, AJ&K and Punjab provinces to respond to the recovery and rehabilitation of children and women displaced due to conflict, earthquakes and floods. It has demonstrated the capacity to provide care and support to children and youths for re-settlement through formal and non formal education and psycho-social services in government, private and religious institutions.