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أعيدوهن الآن

لندن ــ لقد مر ما يقرب من العام منذ قامت الجماعة المتطرفة الإسلامية بوكو حرام باختطاف 276 فتاة من مدرستهن في بلدة تشيبوك في شمال نيجيريا في الرابع عشر من إبريل/نسيان 2014. وهذا الأسبوع، سوف أنشر على موقع مكتب المبعوث الخاص للأمم المتحدة لشؤون التعليم العالمي صوراً للفتيات المفقودات.

وأنا أتوقع أن يجد كثيرون هذه الصور صادمة؛ فهي تكشف مدى حداثة سن الفتيات الصغيرات المخطوفات وضعفهن. ففي وقت اختطافهن، كانت أعمار الفتيات تتراوح بين أربعة عشر إلى ستة عشر عاما. وقد وقعن أسيرات أثناء استعدادهن للامتحانات. وكن يردن أن يصبحن ممرضات وطبيبات ومعلمات. ولكنهن بدلاً من ذلك يقتربن الآن من دخول عامهن الثاني في الأسر.

لهذه الجريمة، وغيرها مثلها، وضع الائتلاف العالمي لحماية التعليم من الهجمات مبادئ توجيهية لحماية المدارس والجامعات من الاستخدام العسكري أثناء النزاع المسلح، والتي تُدعى كافة الدول إلى الالتزام بها في مؤتمر دولي يعقد في شهر يونيو/حزيران.

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