Reports: Another 60 Women and Girls Abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria

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Senate Hearing Highlights Need for Action on Gender-Based Violence

“The U.S. can’t ignore the war on women that’s happening outside our borders. The global epidemic of gender-based violence is already on our doorstep.”  — Christine Hart, Women Thrive Worldwide

NIGERIA-UNREST-KIDNAPPINGWASHINGTON— Just as DailyPost Nigeria reports that another 60 women and girls have been abducted in Borno, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues will hold a hearing this morning on violence against women and girls.

The following is a statement by Christine Hart, Policy Manager at Women Thrive Worldwide:

“Today’s hearing is an important indicator of Washington’s growing concern for the freedom and security of millions of women and girls around the world. The message is clear: The ongoing epidemic of kidnap, murder, rape and abuse of women and girls cannot be ignored.

“Today’s news from Nigeria is tragic, but not…

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