The World Is Watching Nigeria

May 17, 2014

We are pleased to confirm that Madonna has made a gift to Global Fund for Women to support women's rights groups in Nigeria and the surrounding region. Her gift will help these groups combat escalating violence and human rights abuses including violence, trafficking and child marriage.

In Nigeria, Global Fund for Women intend to use these funds to help women's groups to organize and demand the safe return of the kidnapped girls, and assist girls who escaped by providing counseling and other comprehensive services. Global Fund for Women will also strengthen women's organizations to end human rights violations in Nigeria, as well as in countries including Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic.

Welcoming Madonna's gift, Jane Sloane, VP of Programs for the Global Fund for Women, said, "Madonna has the ability to influence and reach audiences all over the world. We hope her participation will encourage others to donate, supporting local women's groups who are working for the education, safety and empowerment of women and girls."

Madonna said, "The world is watching Nigeria. It is a crucial time for us to support all efforts for the safe return of the kidnapped girls and to extend our support to women in other countries who are also working for peace and security in their region."
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LaIslaMaria
16 June, 2014
sharing & giving
madonna you have the same emotions as myself and it is rewarding to give a gift, give a hug, lend a hand of support, and tell some one you love them !
rabbitbunny
28 May, 2014
Lady M-Rebel Fighter!
Madonna-Fight the Good Fight-You know you can do it! -Vogue! Rabbitbunny
rabbitbunny
25 May, 2014
Keep Going my Lady
Madonna, I admire your courage and fight. You know you can do it!!!!!! Vogue! Peace! Rabbitbunny from outside Baltimore! Love you Madonna!
iconermadonna
22 May, 2014
Nigeria Needs Us, Let's Donate!
Madonna's done the right thing so let's all donate and support the women in Nigeria, it's the least we can do. I'm going to donate right now!
Antara
19 May, 2014
Watching Nigeria
Madonna did a great thing by helping in this cause.She is more than a world wide entertainer; also a great person she is.
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