Statement from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts on the kidnap of girls Nigeria
12 May 2014
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts (WAGGGS), the largest voluntary movement for girls and young women in the world, are deeply shocked and angered at the kidnapping over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. To kidnap girls and young women from the safety of their school is a clear violation of their human rights, to also publicly use the threat of violence against the girls and young women , including sexual violence, is appalling and totally unacceptable. Our thoughts are with the families of the girls and young women who must be suffering unimaginable pain and also with the Nigerian Girl Guides Association as they reach out to support the efforts to #BringBackOurGirls at this time.
We demand that those responsible return every single girl to safety without delay and call on all international parties to use all resources necessary to secure the safe return of the girls and young women.
The Eclaireuses and Eclaireurs of France (EEDF), the French Guiding and Scouting lay association, endorsed the statement from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts on the kidnap of girls in Nigeria.
See the full declaration here (in french)