Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP CONDEMNS ABDUCTION OF SCHOOL GIRLS IN NIGERIA

May 12, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) condemned the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram by joining in cosponsoring a bipartisan House Resolution and releasing the following statement:

“All women and girls, whether they live in northern Nigeria or middle and southwest Georgia, should have safe access to education without fear of violence. Not only is this particular instance of human trafficking heartbreaking and disturbing, but also a strong reminder of the duty the international community holds in supporting the universal right to a just life, free from persecution and discrimination. I fully support holding terrorist organizations like Boko Haram accountable, and encourage the Department of State and USAID to continue their support for initiatives that promote the human rights of women and girls in Nigeria.”

Currently, H.RES.573 has 60 cosponsors. To read the text of the resolution, please click here.

 

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