Currently in Northeastern Nigeria...
Boko Haram, a remorseless insurgency, that stands in violent opposition to education, threatens to unhinge the everyday lives of communities and  families. Since 2014, over 2,000 young girls have been abducted. Uprooted and stripped of their freedom, these women are strapped with explosive devices and forced to undertake suicide missions within their own communities. Countless stories remain untold, unwritten and unknown.

April 14, 2014
Chibok Schoolgirls Kidnapping
April 22, 2014
Bring Back Our Girls
Campaign Trends
May 4, 2014
Warabe Village Kidnappings
June 2014
Garkin Fulani Kidnappings
December 2014
Gumsuri Kidnappings
March 2015
April 2015
Nigeria Loses
Hope For Rescue
April 2016
Proof Of Life Video Released
To Nigerian Government
October 2016
21 Chibok Girls Released In Negotiations
May 7, 2017
82 Chibok Girls Released In Negotiations
February 2018
Dapchi Schoolgirl Kidnappings
March 2018
Dapchi Schoolgirls Return
And these girls are not alone.
More than 500 million adolescent girls are
living in countries affected by conflict and displacement.
They are among the most marginalized and most abused populations in the world.

In times of crisis, young girls are at greater risk of neglect and exploitation. They can be kidnapped, trafficked, recruited into armed groups, forced into early marriage and genital mutilation, and experience violence from their partners in their homes. Conflict intensifies gender inequality and oppression,
affecting adolescent girls disproportionately.
Every 10 minutes an
adolescent girl
dies as a result of violence
In some countries adolescent girls are
more likely to die in childbirth
than complete primary education.
It is estimated that 120 million girls
under the age of eighteen have experienced
rape or other forms of sexual violence.

1 in 7 girls in the developing world
will be married before the age of fifteen
One additional year of primary education
increases a girl’s
eventual income by 10 to 20%
Together we can start a new chapter for girls at risk everywhere.

Learn more about how the International Rescue Committee is providing support and resources to adolescent girls in crisis throughout the world to help them regain control over their lives and futures.