On April 14, over 200 Nigerian girls between the ages of 12 and 17 were kidnapped while they were taking a school exam. This is a horrifying situation which you can read more about here. Part of what inspired me to start Artemis Circle is the deplorable treatment of girls and women throughout the world, but particularly in the developing world. We live in an era in which many girls and women have more opportunities than ever before, yet still more are still struggling in archaic and abusive systems. If you feel so moved, check out and sign the petition to free the girls here, and attend a rally on May 5. These girls and their families need to know that the world cares about what happens to them.