BRING BACK OUR GIRLS

INTERVIEW mit AMI VITALE, einer amerikanischen Fotografin, die in über 80 Ländern arbeitete.
Jetzt wurden drei ihrer Bilder aus Guinea-Bissao ohne ihr Wissen in eine Kampagne aufgenommen, die die Weltöffentlichkeit wachrütteln und deren Aufmerksamkeit auf die in Nigeria von Boko Haram verschleppten Mädchen richten will.

Siehe zu den Fakten:
=> NIGERIA, ENTFÜHRTE SCHÜLERINNEN: DEMONSTRANTEN ERHÖHEN DRUCK – Lycéennes du Nigeria: des manifestants veulent faire monter la pression – 2014-06-22

Obwohl Frau Vitale die Kampagne vollkommen unterstützt, hält sie es doch für unverantwortlich gegenüber denen von ihr in einem völlig anderen Kontext fotografierten jungen Frauen, diese in den Kontext des Kidnapping zu stellen. Lesen Sie selbst:

The Real Story About the Wrong Photos in #BringBackOurGirls
NY TIMES lens.blog – 08.05.2014
By JAMES ESTRIN
A Twitter campaign using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has focused global attention on the plight of some 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Three photos of girls have been posted and reposted thousands of times, including by the BBC and by the singer Chris Brown.
One problem: The photos are of girls from Guinea-Bissau, more than 1,000 miles from Nigeria, who have no relationship to the kidnappings.
The use of these pictures raises troubling questions of representation, and misrepresentation. Ami Vitale, the photographer who made the original images as part of a long-term project, spoke with James Estrin on Thursday. => Read more

=> auf facebook:eine Seite für Protestankündigungen und Petitionen in Deutschland Bring Back Our Girls Deutschland

Was ist so erschreckend an schlauen Mädchen?
Die größte Bedrohung für Terroristen ist nicht eine Armee, sondern Mädchen, die Bücher lesen.

=> Kolumne in der New York Times:
What’s So Scary About Smart Girls?
www.nytimes.com – May 10,2014
By Nicholas Kristof
WHEN terrorists in Nigeria organized a secret attack last month, they didn’t target an army barracks, a police department or a drone base. No, Boko Haram militants attacked what is even scarier to a fanatic: a girls’ school. ..

Why are fanatics so terrified of girls’ education? Because there’s no force more powerful to transform a society. The greatest threat to extremism isn’t drones firing missiles, but girls reading books.
In that sense, Boko Haram was behaving perfectly rationally — albeit barbarically — when it kidnapped some of the brightest, most ambitious girls in the region and announced plans to sell them as slaves. If you want to mire a nation in backwardness, manacle your daughters. => READ MORE

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FRAUEN SIND DIE HÄLFTE DES HIMMELS ODER MEHR (Fotogalerie)

Wait a moment, see and appreciate this :
Ein bisschen warten, anschauen und bedenken :

Women in developing countries bear the biggest burden as climate change impacts the world. logo  Ripple Effect ImagesIt is in the daily lives of these women that the battle to save the family, the planet, and the future is played out. These women and girls are forces of nature, and Ripple Effect Images is telling their stories.

Zur Bildergalerie – wunderschön!

hier ein paar davon:(c) ripple effect images_by Lynn Johnson, India
(c) ripple effect images_by Ami Vitale, India
(c) ripple effect_by Linsey Addario, Bhutan(c) ripple effect images_by Lynn Johnson, India,(2)
All credits by ripple effect images
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