Jennifer Lentfer, Senior Writer for Global Washington member Oxfam America, writes about the unique role that Nigerian women are playing in their communities despite wars and, most recently, the abduction of hundreds of school girls at the hands of a militant group:
As Nigerian women bring international attention to the abductions, Gbowee describes the ability of women to keep society together and build peace, even in the midst of wars.
International media attention has gained momentum on the story of over 270 school girls who were abducted in Chibok, Nigeria by militant group Boko Haram in mid-April.
But Liberian peace and women’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee wants people to know that from the moment the girls were taken away, the women of Nigeria have kept the pressure on.
Read the complete story here: http://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2014/05/women-of-nigeria-pressure-leymah-gbowee-bringbackourgirls/