Alicia Keys Protest For Nigerian Girls Six Months After The Kidnapping
On her son’s fourth birthday, Alicia Keys and 30 others protested outside of the consulate general of Nigeria raising awareness surrounding the 200 girls abducted by the Boko Haram.
Keys–who is pregnant with her second child–stood outside and demanded answers for the return of the Nigerian school girls who were abducted six months ago. Keys and the other protesters chanted while holding signs that read “We Are Here” and “Safe Schools Now!”
The Grammy-award winner later took to her Facebook page to voice her concern over the missing girls.
It’s my son’s birthday today which makes me feel even more in solidarity with the parents of the Chibok girls in Nigeria who were abducted 6 months ago today by Boko Haram. They are still missing!!! At the moment of this rally those parents were marching on the Presidential Palace in Abuja to call on Goodluck Jonathan to pay attention to what can be done to free those girls from a situation too horrible to imagine. It’s difficult and it won’t be easy but we have to keep the pressure on because these girls represent all the girls being kept from an education, they represent all girls who are looked upon as property and they represent rape and violence against women as a weapon of war all over the world!
The 33-year-old started the We Are Here movement, which aims to end social injustice and was later joined by her husband producer Swizz Beatz.