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Amber Ray
May 09, 2014 AT 02:51 PM EDT

It’s been nearly a month since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, and now celebrities are using their star power to help raise awareness of these women’s plight — and, hopefully, to help get them back home.

With the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, notable figures such as Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Biel are using social media to spread the word and offer support for the girls and their families. 

Heartbreaking! Let's all raise awareness! #BringBackOurGirls

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“Heartbreaking! Let’s all raise awareness! #BringBackOurGirls” Kim Kardashian captioned this image.

Other celebs used Twitter to get out the message:

I’ve never wished I was actually NIKITA- till these girls went missing in Nigeria. So frustrating and heartbroken #BringBackOurGirls

— Maggie Q (@MaggieQ) May 7, 2014

Sending prayers to Nigerian families who are missing their daughters. It’s time to #bringbackourgirls http://t.co/WV9AisBWxj

— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) May 8, 2014

This is barbaric. Human trafficking needs to end NOW. RT #BringBackOurGirls http://t.co/rKbZyt1D2L

— Jessica Biel (@JessicaBiel) May 6, 2014

It can’t happen soon enough. #BringBackOurGirls pic.twitter.com/Jf97fQUd7N

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 8, 2014

Thank you FLOTUS for joining #BringBackOurGirls and may this be the beginning of end of terror in Nigeria.

— rachael ray (@rachaelray) May 8, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls Fear of education 4 girls in any country condemns the future of that country. WHY HURT YOUR OWN FUTURE#BringBackOurGirls

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) May 6, 2014

President Obama addresses kidnapping of Nigerian girls. See what he had to say: http://t.co/MUCYY0sFLy #BringBackOurGirls

— Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) May 7, 2014

Empowering our youth through education is the TRUE key to hope-let’s use our voices,innovation&collective power to #BringBackOurGirls NOW!!!

— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) May 7, 2014

200 girls still missing 2 weeks after being abducted. Keep this in the news #BringBackOurGirls Sign the petition https://t.co/o9PNLzxTJl

— The Real Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) May 7, 2014

A serious search for Nigeria’s stolen girls has taken WAY too long #BringBackOurGirls

— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 5, 2014

Amen. “@ABCWorldNews: Michelle Obama joins #BringBackOurGirls movement on Twitter: http://t.co/SxRBrIxkQF pic.twitter.com/DhJV84DA2p

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) May 7, 2014

Please help @GirlRising and use your voice to demand the safe return of Nigerian girls. #BringBackOurGirls pic.twitter.com/CKXKZbVQ4V

— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) May 8, 2014

Doing everything possible to help #BringBackOurGirls. US team hitting the ground in #Nigeria to work w/ Pres. Jonathan.

— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) May 8, 2014

Earlier this week, the United States committed to aiding the Nigerian government in finding the 276 schoolgirls reportedly still held by the extremist group, which threatened to sell the young girls as brides for as little as $12.

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