How Bring Back Our Girls went from hashtag to social movement, while rejecting funding from donors

In a world where movements appear and fizzle out just as they are getting started, Nigeria’s Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement is an exception. Meant to be a one-day march in 2014, it has now entered its fourth year and is waxing strong. What’s more, it has done so partly by rejecting funding from foreign aid organizations and supporters. Why?

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Ayo Ojebode, of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, introduces his new research on a fascinating social movement,  part of the Action for Empowerment and Accountability research programme

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