AU called upon to to protect girls in Africa
Naledi Pandor has called on the AU to develop structures to ensure abductions don't happen again.
- Boko Haram
- Boko Haram clashes
- Nigeria Borno State
- Nigeria schoolgirls
- Nigeria abducted schoolgirls
- Nigerian schoolgirls still missing
- Islamist militants
- Missing Nigerian school girls
- Bring back our girls
- Home Affairs minister
- Bring Back Our Girls campaign
- Naledi Pandor new home affairs minister
- Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor
On Saturday the African National Congress (ANC) Women's League added its voice to those condemning the Islamist militant group's actions.
The local launch of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, by the ANC Women's League, started off with traditional healers calling on their ancestors to return the Nigerian girls home safely.
The Home Affairs minster's message, on behalf of the ANC' leaders, was strong and to the point.
She said, "We are not asking, we are not appealing, we demand they are returned. We must gather in this way, to show the world, to show Boko Haram that we reject their criminal action against children."
Pandor says it has become far too easy for people to abuse girls and women, calling on an end to the crime against humanity.
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