A Sierra Leonean man and his American friend on Wednesday arrived Freetown – the capital completing their long walk tagged “Walk for a Child” to demand an end to sexual violence in the country.
Hindolo Pokowa and his American activist – Dustin Montgomery trekked more than 482 km in 20 days from Kailahun District – the outermost end of the country.
While on their journey, the two washed the feet of dozens of women in towns and villages as an “atonement” for the sexual violence men have committed against women and girls in Sierra Leone.
The walk jointly supported by a coalition of Civil Society Organizations, including network aid, hopes to raise funds to buy a mobile forensic lab to assist in investigations towards the prosecution of rape offenders.
Highlighting the importance of the walk is Mumuni Tamba Barry – the Chief Country coordinator for Network aid in Sierra Leone.