BBOG wins international award
The Bring Back Our Girls group has won the Emilio Mignone Int’l Prize for Human Rights. The award presentation took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The group was set up after the abduction of over 200 Chibok School girls by the dreaded Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram in 2014.
The group has been at the fore front of campaign for the return of the abducted girls, pushing government to hasten their return safely.
The “Emilio F. Mignone International Human Rights Prize” was established in 2007 by the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship to grant recognition to foreign institutions and/or individuals residing abroad that are making or have made an outstanding contribution towards the promotion and/or protection of human rights in their own countries in the fight against impunity in cases involving systematic violations of human rights, discrimination and social, economic and cultural rights, among other areas.