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Bring Back Our Girls – Day 168: 1 Free, 219 Still Hostage

Bring Back Our Girls

By Honor McGrigor

Susannah Ishaya, one of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April, was freed on Friday. She was discovered in a forest, having wandered for 3-4 days prior to being found. She is severely ill and believed to be 4 months pregnant. Susannah Ishaya is now safe, but there are still 219 girls being held by Boko Haram. The girls still in captivity are presumed to be alive and well, although a mediator who was liaising with Boko Haram reported 2 months ago that 2 girls had died of snake bites, and 20 were sick.

CLC Abroad: Amira Fateh and Omid-E-Mehr

One of the photos taken by Amira of the girls' artwork.

Over the summer,’Empower Her Voice’ founder Amira Fateh volunteered at the Omid-E-Mehr rehabilitation centre in Iran, working with young women and girls who have suffered and continue to suffer with domestic violence. We caught up with her and asked her to tell us about her amazing experience, and the impact it has had on her.

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