Save the Children remains appalled by the abduction of the schoolgirls in Nigeria. As a children's rights organisation we believe every boy or girl has the right to be educated and to be protected against all forms of violence.
This is yet another indication of how violence against children is being used in conflict across the world. Save the Children urges that those responsible for the abduction of the schoolgirls ensure their safe and immediate return to their families and communities.
This abduction case is a timely reminder of the importance of standing against all forms of violence against children, an urgent issue that will be addressed by the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative Summit, in June.
This blog on Brookings helps to understand the background of the situation in Nigeria.