Moving from #BringbackOurGirls to #ValueOurGirls

Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) mostly women and children sit waiting to be served with food at Dikwa Camp, in Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria, on February 2, 2016. The National Emergency Management Agency in collaboration with Borno State Emergency Management Agency has set up new IDP camps in Ngala, Marte, Bama and Mafa councils to decongest the growing population of IDP camp set up at Dikwa council of Borno State. Nigeria expects many of the 2.1 million people internally displaced by Boko Haram's insurgency to return home in the coming year, amid claims the Islamists are in disarray and a spent force. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

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In this powerful piece, “Moving from #BringbackOurGirls to #ValueOurGirls”, Kim Samuel exposes a deeply troubling reality facing women and girls who are victims of violent conflict. Drawing upon several studies and current events, Kim highlights the ways in which women face systemic discrimination and isolation even when they return to their home communities. Kim asks “Why are these victims treated with the same contempt as their captors”? We’re all asked to reflect on this question and commit to ending such unacceptable situations through supporting and valuing all women and girls in all societies across the globe.

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