Malawi’s human rights activists in conjunction with the U.N. representatives today joined the rest of the world demanding the release of over 200 girls that are in Boko Haram hands in Nigeria.
Speaking during a vigil demonstration in Lilongwe, UN Women resident representative Alice Shackelford Harding said this was in solidarity with the parents and families of the abducted girls. She said women and girls in Nigeria as well as the rest of the world have the right to live free from intimidation, persecution and all other forms of discrimination if they are to participate fully and equally public and civic life.
Also speaking during the vigil British High Commissioner to Malawi Michael Nevin said men are to blame in the whole issue and its high time men should change their mindset towards women.
However, human rights and gender activist Emma Kaliya said Malawians can not allow extremists to trample girls and women rights, saying this is taking the society backwards. She however said that governments all over the world should come together and make every possible efforts to rescue the girls and bring the captors to justice.