KARACHI: Idara-e-Taleem O Aagahi (ITA), in collaboration with Beydaari (Youth Led Initiative), Child Right Movement (CRM), and Goad Organization arranged a candlelight vigil to express solidarity with girl students kidnapped from a government secondary school in the town of Chibok in Borno state, Nigeria by an extremist group there.
Participants of the vigil cum protest meeting with the theme”Bring Our Girls Back,” raised slogans and also communicated messages to record their voice against the atrocities on education seekers.
Baela Reza Jamil, Director Programs, ITA on the occasion said detention of girls despite passage of more than 100 days since their abduction was a cause of serious concern for all conscientious citizens of the world.
She in this context also referred to the large gap in issues of access, quality and learning outcomes for girls in Pakistan with almost 11.3% still out of school nationally, with 17.3 % girls out of school in Baluchistan and 15.4% in Sindh.
Baela said there was need to address immediate implementation of Article 25-A, Right to Education in Pakistan.
Activists on the occasion also registered their absolute solidarity and support to the people and government of Nigeria in face of the serious challenge posed to them by extremists.
Source : APP