In April 2014, 276 young girls were kidnapped from their school in the Chiba Village of Borno State, Nigeria by the terrorist group, Boko Haram. Two hundred nineteen of the girls survived, many sexually abused, raped and forced to marry their captors. Many have been married two or three times. And as they return home, they face shame and humiliation from the stigma of their time in captivity. Ninety-six girls still remain unaccounted for, some feared dead and some perhaps unable or too fearful to escape.

This tragedy inspired Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode to take action. The founder and CEO of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation and co-founder of Bring Back Our Girls, an activist group formed in the aftermath of the abduction, Aisha’s mission is to help and support the survivors, bring home the missing girls, and help create societal policies to prevent the ongoing abductions. This past April, Aisha published her book, The Stolen Daughters of Chibok, to share the heartbreaking stories of these girls and their families, and to keep this horrific act on the global radar.

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