Over 200 people and a plane disappeared and the world responded in a day. Over 200 children drowned in the ocean and the world responded within hours. Over 200 girls are kidnapped and the world takes 3 weeks.
All events are horrifying. All need our attention. However, we MUST pay the same attention to the violence and injustice happening to our (yes, our) girls and women. We MUST make the media, governments, and those who hold power attend to our cries. The world is listening now, and I am somewhat encouraged to see governments start to take action.
I know that my World Pulse sisters and brothers stand and raise our voices as one, hoping that now the world will not ignore what is happening on a daily basis. It is sad that this is what it takes for action on a global scale to take place, but let us keep talking and posting and sharing so that attention to these horrors will not fade.
Take action! This post was submitted in response to #BringBackOurGirls.