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TOP 10: Here Are 11 Influential Women You Should Know

Rula Ghani/Photo: Newsha Tavakolian for TIME

Here Are 11 Influential Women You Should Know: Charlotte Alter–time.com–4/17/15–Rula Ghani Photo by Newsha Tavakolian for TIME

TOP 10: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe–Finding the Thread of Peace

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe/Photo: Rod Millington

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe–Finding the Thread of Peace: Sara Stewart–dailybeast.com–10/20/14–Photo: Rod Millington

TOP 10: Photographers Capture the Sorrow and Pain of Global Girls

Glenna Gordon Photo of Sorrow and Pain of Global Girls

ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD–Photographers Capture the Sorrow and Pain of Global Girls: Rena Silverman–npr.org–10/11/14–Photo: Glenna Gordon

TOP 10: Nigerian Women Fight for Democracy

Hafsat Abiola/Photo: Joanna Lipper

Nigerian Women Fight for Democracy: Nina Strochlic–dailybeast.com–10/1/14–Photo: Joanna Lipper

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Activist Malala Joins #BringBackOurGirls Campaign in Nigeria

Malala Goes to Nigeria to Bring Worldwide
Attention to Kidnapped Schoolgirls

ABC’s Amy Robach joined Malala Yousafzai in Nigeria on Malala Day, her 17th birthday for an exclusive ABC interview.  They shined the spotlight on the continuing tragedy of the kidnapping of over 250 schoolgirls. It’s been three months since the mass abduction and so far five girls have escaped.


Malala and Amy Robach/ABC--7/2014

Amy tweeted: On this Malala day @MalalaFund I am stronger than fear, stronger than hate, stronger than cancer. #StrongerThan

Photo: ABC News


TWE PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A Million Tweets Go Out for #BringBackOurGirls

#BringBackOurGirls Tweeted One Million Times to Bring
Attention to Kidnapping of Nigerian Schoolgirls

The movement to free over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from their kidnappers keeps growing through the twitterverse. Started to bring attention to the plight of these young women and to pressure
authorities to find them, the hashtag #BringBackOur Girls is circulating globally.

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The BBC reports that there’s a team of  20-30 people who have organized
the campaign in Abuja. Their media spokesperson, Rotini Olawale, says:


“Every day counts. We want the government to tell us what efforts are being made to find them.”


For the most recent developments, go to #BringBackOurGirls  @BBCOG_Nigeria.