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Shaku, 16, is the brother of a schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria

How Boko Haram is devastating lives in Nigeria

Posted in Blogs 4 years 6 months ago

This Saturday, it will be ten months since 14 April 2014 – the day the Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria. As the Jihadist group expands its campaign of terror, we take a look at the devastating effect this is having on Nigerian people, especially its children.

Rhoda, from the Chibok community, Nigeria

How do you tackle those hard to teach subjects? Do you shy away from debate, or do you dive straight in? Whatever your approach, and whatever your style of teaching, we can support you. Our latest resources will enable you to explore some sensitive issues surrounding the abduction of over 300 school girls from the Chibok region of north east Nigeria.

Friends 16-year-old Simon Abigail (left) and Precious Luka, 15 (right) standing outside their girls' club in the school playground in Kaduna state, Nigeria

Why we won’t shut up about girls' rights

Posted in Blogs 4 years 10 months ago

Ahead of tomorrow's International Day of the Girl we've just heard the incredible news that inspirational schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 for her campaigning work on education and child rights. This makes her the youngest ever winner of the prize. It's a brilliant achievement and fantastic recognition that the world is paying attention to the voices of girls. 

ActionAid speaks to relatives of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls as they spend 100th day in captivity

Today marks 100 days since 276 girls were seized from their boarding school in Chibok in Borno state in the north-east of Nigeria.

A girl at school in Nigeria

Nigerian schoolgirls' abduction: the facts

Posted in Blogs 5 years 3 months ago

The shocking story of the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria is back in the headlines today with the US and Britain offering military support to help find them. But with conflicting reports on the number of girls who were abducted and escaped, the facts of what exactly happened are still unclear. Here’s what we know so far from media reports and our colleagues in ActionAid Nigeria.

Girls in class at a school in Nigeria

Colleagues from ActionAid Nigeria will join a march today through the capital Abuja to protest at the abduction of nearly 200 girls from their school two weeks ago.