Category Archives: Press Releases

UN Committee marks one month since abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, urges release, warns of consequences

By | 14 May 2014

GENEVA, 14 May 2014 – The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Wednesday firmly condemned the acts of violence against more than 200 girls who were abducted from their secondary school on 14 April 2014 during a violent raid by Boko Haram in the village of Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. The Committee… Read More »

Nigeria: UN and African experts call for immediate release of abducted girls and accountability of perpetrators

By | 9 May 2014

Geneva, 8 May 2014 – A group of United Nations and African human rights experts on Thursday called on the Boko Haram armed group to immediately release the girls abducted in Borno State, Nigeria. The experts also urged the Nigerian Government to take all necessary measures to ensure their safe return and to hold the perpetrators… Read More »