Survivors of Boko Haram Kidnappings Tell Their Stories



Hopes were dashed in Nigeria earlier this month after a fresh bout of attacks signaled the end of a ceasefire with the militant Islamist group Boko Haram

The group gained international attention after kidnapping over 200 schoolgirls, who they have held for over six months, in northern Nigeria.

A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) offers insights into the abuses suffered by women and girls held by the group, whose name roughly translates to “Western education is forbidden.”

Interviews with former captives paint a picture of physical and psychological abuse, forced labor, sexual violence and forced marriages Read more…

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via Mashable



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