7 years after the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement

Co-author Drew Hinshaw discusses his book, “Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls.”
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Transcript for 7 years after the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement
As joy alias and vocal rom is still a serious thread today many of the girl's fear retaliation against themselves as well as their families back in Nigeria. This past march Pulitzer nominated journalist Joseph Parkinson Andrew Haines shall released a book featuring Naomi. As well as several other girls who escaped from Oklahoma rom called bringing back our girls the untold story of the global search for Nigeria's missing school girls. One of the authors drew him John joins us tonight thanks so much care. Thank you thanks revenue so you and Joseph have been reporting on local home run before she got was on anyone's radar how able to gain so much access to these women. We spent years reporting on what it took to free them. And the more we go to that question we realized we couldn't really tell that story without talking to them about what it's up to survive. And over a period of years he met and I don't mean she showed us the diary that she kept tight end on her on her. For three years on the matter are friends who and then captivity dumb she staged hunger strike slip and we slowly. Amnesty within about. Not just what they've been through but how they resisted. And you talked about how people learn to vocal Iran through the Chiba girls for their stories serving as a window into much more complicated issue. What is it been like watching this story really explode from social media. Yeah they started out as do you know what's called the identifiable victim effect. So prominently you know tens of thousands of Obama's kidnapped tens of thousands of children. This particular group you know they were starting for their final exams they were. On the cusp of becoming adults and a part of the country where only 4% of women finish high school. And the details about kidnapping were so heart wrenching and I think it allowed people all over the world so it can mask to this war they had been. Waged for years and was unimaginable it's that experts out. It do you feel that this social media. Really was the effective game changer in order to get this this idea and then then attention that it needed. Absolutely for two weeks almost nobody was looking for these young women except that parents are moms walk dirt road looking for them in the open countryside. And there is Hassan mullah punch winter and all of us so many of us. Click to lie to reach we didn't suddenly. You know seven foreign militaries spies glory hunters bounty on just. Mercenaries poured into Nigeria looking for this one group both young women are more many children at Oklahoma kidnapped. Can you tell me about the situation now because many people are thinking how we got the girl's back everything's fine bud. This threat continues. If you. I can't an economy of kidnapping children for ransom has developed in the north of Nigeria. And under. Fortunately I think what she broke showed his if you are willing to go into a school in and take somebody's children and drive them and so forests. The state has no choice let's negotiate with you. And grandchildren to see what it cannot future return these. He's chosen we've seen heard five kidnappings over the past few months in Nigeria where children. Johan shop thank you so much for your time in your insight appreciate it. It's an.

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