#Bringbackourgirls rally to be held in Phoenix

PHOENIX - It's been nearly a month since the world found out they were kidnapped. Now, a local group wants to make sure 300 kidnapped girls aren't forgotten.

From 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday the Phoenix chapter of the National Organization for Women will be holding a #Bringbackourgirls rally inside the State Capitol.

Tonya Norwood organized the rally. She said the goal is to give the missing girls a voice. "A rally like this makes a difference by taking what's in the darkness and bringing it into the light. The best way to get into a healing place is to admit that we have a problem. And we have a problem," said Norwood.

More than 300 Nigerian girls were kidnapped last month by the group Boko Haram.

Haram spokespeople said they kidnapped the girls because they were getting an education and Haram believes that western education is a sin.

Norwood said the rally will also focus on women's issues right here in Arizona. Norwood said Arizona has a high rate of both prostitution and human trafficking.

"This isn't just an issue that happens in Africa or Nigeria or somewhere else, it happens right here at home. And we can do something about it," said Norwood.

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