Freedom Day | Rossella Urru

After 270 days as a hostage in Algeria – ROSSELLA URRU IS FREE!


Bentornata a paradiso Rossella. Siamo sempre con te.

Now I leave you in peace … Welcome home Rossella. We are always with you.

I will carry your courage deep in my heart, for eternity.

A simple message of hope and peace: Rossella Urru

Peace is like love
Without peace,
It’s a broken winged bird
that cannot fly
Peace starts with you and me
Peace is Joy, Love, Kindness
Peace is Freedom
Peace is for you and me
Diamond Williams, Grade 3
Susie B. Atkinson Elementary School
Griffin, Georgia, USA

Rossella Urru – 267 days in captivity.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Siamo sempre con te. Non mollare. Forza Rossella.

221 Days | Rossella Urru

Amdist all the terrorist bombings and earthquakes which Italy has braved in the last few weeks, one thing remains clear: Rossella Urru is still in the hands of terrorists.

We cannot forget her struggles, we cannot forget the pain her family is living, we cannot forget about Rossella Urru.

Freedom for Rossella Urru. Freedom for all.

200 Days in the Desert | Rossella Urru

Rossella Urru | 200 Days in the Desert

Every day we carry your courage in our hearts.

Thoughts of you dance in the minds of citizens, worldwide.

Support and calls for freedom sung in silent choirs.

When will the silent become heard, when will the madness end?

Forza Rossella. Siamo sempre con te.

Freedom for women who haven’t the voice. Freedom for those not strong enough to fight the battle.

Freedom, our right.

Freedom for Rossella Urru | Flash Mob

Here is something I wish I could be part of. However, Cagliari is a three-hour drive for me, and I don’t drive. I hope by sharing this message of freedom that more people will be inclined to show up in support for Rossella Urru.

Freedom for Rossella Urru – FLASH MOB

Saturday March 31st, 2012 at 6:30pm in Piazza Yenne, Cagliari.

For more information about this flash mob, please see their Facebook page: Flash Mob Rossella Urru Libera!

Are you going?

A Birthday in the Hands of Terrorists | Rossella Urru

Freedom for Rossella Urru

Today marks 152 Days without your freedom.

Today you will spend your 30th birthday in captivity, in the hands of terrorists, in the eyes of uncertainty.

My hope for you Rossella is that you find a moment of peace, within yourself, to gather the courage to keep fighting this lengthy fight.

Your family, friends and strangers from around the world salute you.

I ask all my followers to please share this message of freedom.

Raise your glass for the women and men who have come before us, raise your glass to the women and men fighting the good fight in the hands of terrorists.

Buon Compleanno beautiful woman. My thoughts and wishes sail across the ocean and into your heart. 

Freedom for Women Who Haven’t the Voice

Speaking with a local Sardinian woman the other day, who happens to follow my blog, she asked me why I wrote an article on Rossella Urru and why it’s important to me.

Free Rossella. Rossella Urru is 29 years old and is a volunteer. She was abducted in Algeria on 22 OCtober 2011.

At the time I couldn’t find the right words to convey my thoughts on this urgent matter. It has taken me over twenty-four hours to get my thoughts straight, and here is my answer:

  • First and foremost, as a woman, I found it important to spread the message of Rossella Urru’s disappearance with the world. The Italian media were silent for far too long.
  • We women need to support each other, we need to hold each other up in times of struggle and we need educate the world when politicians are silent.
  • Rossella Urru may not be a child, but she is someones child.
  • It took 117 days for the Italian media to report on Rossella’s abduction. The broadcast came from the popular Sanremo (an Italian song festival). The stunning Geppi Cucciari, who is also from Sardinia, reported on Rossella’s abduction.
  • When I was a 16-year-old girl, in highschool, all innocence was stolen from me and my city. When young schoolgirls were abducted, tortured and later murdered. I imagine many of you do not know the names Kristen French or Leslie Mahaffy. Kristen French went to the Catholic school and I attended the public school. Both schools are side by side. Kristen French was abducted in a church parking lot on her way home from school. The same church parking lot I passed, almost daily to visit a school friend. These abductions, tortures and murders in my city, changed me. It gave me a voice for the women who cannot speak, for the women who endure nights of silence and beatings, I am your voice. Hear me roar!
  • There seems to be an alarming rate of missing women worldwide. Does anyone else see this? Realize this?
  • As of today, Rossella Urru has been at the hands of terrorists for 144 Days, 9 hours and 27 minutes.

We are all Rossella Urru’s and Kristen French’s. We are all women who are still struggling to survive in this manly world.

We are all freedom, unless that freedom has been stolen from us.

It’s time to stop this madness, it’s time to bring ALL the children home, safe, back in their mothers arms.

Freedom for Rossella Urru.

Freedom for the thousands of women, who do not have a voice.

International Women’s Day 2012

It’s been one hundred and three years since the first International Women’s Day was observed in the United States. Today around the world men and women will join hands in solidarity, peace and equality.

As of today, Rossella Urru has been held hostage in Algeria for 138 days, 8 hours, and 41 minutes.


Rossella Urru

When you reflect on the women in your life today, please take a moment to say a prayer for those women, in 2012, who have had their freedom so brutally taken.

138 days held hostage in Algeria. 138 days of uncertainty. Freedom for Rossella Urru!

Blessed be.

Freedom For Rossella Urru | Update


Rossella Urru

There is much speculation on the release of Rossella Urru. Was Twitter a flurry with only a rumour yesterday afternoon? I hope not. It’s time to bring this beautiful young woman home.

Four months held hostage in Algeria. Four months of uncertainty. Freedom for Rossella Urru!

UPDATE – The family of Rossella Urru have not yet confirmed her release.

Videolinea reports (Sardinia’s news channel) – Rossella’s release is still not officially confirmed. 8:02pm (Rome).

UPDATE – March 4th – Reality doesn’t run as fast as one ‘tweet.’

There lies much mystery surrounding the release of Rossella Urru. Her family has NOT confirmed her release.

Twitter went a buzz yesterday afternoon with news that maybe Rossella was free. That rumour seems to be just that, a rumour.


Let us not forget. Bring all the lost and stolen children home.

Blessed be.

Freedom for Rossella Urru

Freedom for Rossella Urru

La cooperante italiana è da quattro mesi nelle mani dei suoi rapitori

Rossella Urru is a 29-year-old woman from Sardinia, Italy. On the evening of  22 – 23 October 2011, she was kidnapped (along with two colleagues) in Algeria. She was working for the company International Committee for the Development of Peoples (CISP).

She has been held hostage for 128 days, 18 weeks, 3072 hours, 184,320 minutes and 11,059,200 seconds. (Recorded on February 27, 2012)

There is a wonderful Italian blog dedicated to Rossella Urru, where you can leave/read letters of support, up-to-date recent press releases and poems written for Rossella by family, friends and strangers.

The blog is a meeting point for the immediate liberation of Rossella Urru.

It is time to bring Rossella Urru home.