Bitou Local Municipality hosted 2.5Km’s Walk For Freedom against the social ills and injustices against humanity which ranges from slavery, parents selling their children and human trafficking for prostitution etc.
Lindy van Rooyen of A21 said “On behalf of the 27 Million Slaves in the world today, the A21 Campaign would like to thank everyone that contributed to the success of the Plett Walk For Freedom that occurred on 17 October 2015. The Plett Walk was one of two hundred Walks happening around the world all on the same day. The silent march signified the voiceless victims of Human Trafficking and our resolution to stand against this heinous crime. We walked to raise awareness for one single purpose: Freedom. The freedom that is stolen from a new victim every 30 seconds.”
The walk was well attended by ±150 locals and sector departments and NGO’s. All participants assembled at the The Bridge parking area on the N2 for registration purposes and the walk was led by not one, but two Executive Mayors.
Bitou Executive Mayor Cllr Memory Booysen was supported by Knysna Executive Mayor Cllr Georlene Wolmarans. The two Mayors walked side-by-side, the entire route, whilst leading the participants who feels just as strong about bringing an end to these injustices against the vulnerable.
SAPS and Social Services representative, Const. Esquire & Mrs Ntsepo confirmed that these social ills; thought of as not affecting us and only happens in the Americas, Europe and Asia etc; are taking place right in our backyard. It is because we are not educated about the signs thereof or the processes to follow in reporting these problems, that we do nothing.
Thank you to all the sponsors on the day, A21, DSD, SAPS, Masizame, KAC, Greenhearts, Love Life, local Churches and all other participants for showing their support.
OUR AIM: TO ENGAGE WITH THE GREATER COMMUNITY TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE REALITIES ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Let us join forces against human trafficking.
Stand up, speak out . . .