#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS WALK DRAWS HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS
By: Khethukuthula Lembethe
Children’s Rights Centre held a #BringBackOurGirls walk on Wednesday 21 of May 2014 calling the release of more than 200 schoolgirls taken from Northern Nigeria by Boko Haram .
“Africa speak up”, “Real men don’t buy girls”, “We want action now”, were some of the statements on placards carried by the participants of the walk.
The walk commenced from Botha’s Park despite some delays, through Dr Pixley Ka Seme (West Street) and ended at the Durban City Hall.
Nco Blose from the Children’s Rights Centre said that these kidnappings could have happened anywhere in the world, and it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure they come back home safe.
“We fight for children’s rights, it is their right to be in school, we are also making people aware of child trafficking,” Blose said.
The Right to Know Campaign was amongst other organizations that joined in the walk.
“We fight and advocate for human rights, it is important we join such initiatives,” said Jo Ann Adams from the R2K Campaign.
Girls from the park also joined in with placards written ‘Bring back our sisters’.
The walk also had support from the eThekwini Municipality.