#BringBackOurGirls - Rosemary Nyirumbe

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Humanitarian activist Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe discusses the kidnappings in Nigeria and weighs in on the effectiveness of hashtag activism. (3:54)

ALL THE TWEET BRIGADE IS DOINGIS RAISING GLOBAL AWARENESS OF

THESE KIDNAPPED GIRLS.

HERE TO RAISE MORE GLOBALAWARENESS OF THESE KIDNAPPED

GIRLS IS HUMANITARIAN ACTIVISTAND SUBJECT OF THE BOOK "SEWING

HOPE," SISTER ROSEMARYNYIRUMBE.

THANK YOU, ROSEMARY, THANK YOUSO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

ALL RIGHT, TONE IT DOWN.

TONE IT DOWN, SISTER.

YOU'RE A HOLY WOMAN.

HERE'S THE BOOK YOU'RE THESUBJECT OF, "SEWING HOPE."

THERE'S ALSO A DOCUMENTARY THATGOES WITH IT.

YOU ARE A DIRECTOR OFST. MONICA'S TAILORING CENTER

IN UGANDA.

YOU'RE A DIRECTOR OF THEST. MONICA SINCE 2001.

YOU WERE A CNN HERO IN 2007.

LISTED BY "TIME" MAGAZINE AS ONEOF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL

PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND YOU WORKWITH THESE YOUNG WOMEN WHO WERE

ABDUCTED, TRYING TO GIVE THEMNEW LIVES.

IS HASHTAG ACTIVISM A GOOD THINGOR BAD THING?

>> IT IS THE BEST WE CAN DO, ANDWE HAVEN'T DONE ENOUGH.

WE SHOULD CONTINUE SHOUTING, ASI SAY.

WE MUST SHOUT, "BRING BACK OURGIRLS."

>> Stephen: HOW OFTEN DOESTHIS HAPPEN?

>> IT HAPPENS VERY OFTEN.

BUT WE KEEP SILENT ABOUT IT.

THE WORLD IS SILENT ABOUT THIS.

IT HAPPENS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

IT IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM.

>> Stephen: THEN WHY ARE WEHEARING SO MUCH ABOUT THIS

SITUATION?

>> WE ARE HEARING MUCH BECAUSEIT CONTINUES TO HAPPEN AND WE

REMAIN SILENT ABOUT IT.

THAT IS WHY I AM HERE REMINDINGPEOPLE, REMINDING WE HAVE TO

SHOUT ABOUT IT AND BRING AN ENDTO IT

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT SO, ALOT OF-- ALL RIGHT.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE PEOPLECAN DO OTHER THAN THE HASHTAG

CAMPAIGN?

WHAT CAN THEY DO TO HELP?

I THINK THE MORE WE SHOUT THEBETTER.

AND I ALSO SAY WE MUST BEPRESENT IN EVERY SITUATION.

IT IS VERY PAINFUL, BUT IF WEARE NOT THERE, IF WE PRETEND WE

ARE NOT LISTENING, IT WILLCONTINUE.

>> Stephen: IF WE PRETENDWE'RE NOT LISTENING, IT WILL

CONTINUE.

>> IT WILL CONTINUE.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF WE DON'TPRETEND.

WHAT IF WE REALLY JUST DON'TLISTEN?

HEAR ME OUT.

BECAUSE IT MAKES ME SAD, OKAY,AND IT'S HAPPENING IN AFRICA,

WHICH IS A LONG WAY AWAY.

HOW DOES THAT AFFECT MY LIFE?

WHY SHOULD I BE SAD FORSOMETHING HAPPENING THOUSANDS OF

MILES AWAY WHEN THERE ARE THINGSAT HOME TO BE SAD ABOUT?

>> IF YOU CANNOT BE SAD BECAUSEIT IS HAPPENING IN AFRICA, WHICH

IT IS PART OF THE HUMANITY, IWILL FEEL LIKE JABBING YOU.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: SO YOU, A NUNWOULD PUNCH ME?

>> OH, YEAH.

I WOULD.

LI.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

AM I ALLOWED TO PUNCH YOU BACK?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: NO?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: HOW IS THAT FAIR?

>> BECAUSE I'M GOING TO PUNCHYOU, AND I WILL WIN.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: BARACK OBAMA SAYSHE WANTS THE UNITED STATES TO

HELP IN THE SEARCH FOR THESEGIRLS.

WHAT WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL--DRONES, MISSILES, TROOPS ON THE

GROUND?

WHAT SHOULD WE BE DOING?

>> YOU KNOW, ANY PEACEFUL WAY.

I WOULD OPT MORE THE PEACEFULWAY ALWAYS, YOU KNOW.

>> Stephen: OTHER THANPUNCHING ME IN THE FACE.

( LAUGHTER )>> WELL, YOU KNOW,.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE AHYPOCRITE.

>> LISTEN TO ME-- PUNCHING YOUIS THE MOST PEACEFUL WAY FOR ME

NOW.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Stephen: WELL, SISTER,

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPINGBY.

SISTER ROSEMARY NYIRUMBE.

THE BOOK IS "SEWING HOPE."

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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