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March for human rights

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ABOUT 100 people turned up to celebrate World Human Rights Day yesterday with a march through Suva City.

The occasion drew the attention of city workers and passers-by as the marchers waved banners and chanted slogans.

With the theme being My Voice Counts, some of the banners read Human rights now, Stop the War on Women's Bodies, and Rule of law.

The march, hosted by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre (FWCC), began at the Suva Flea Market and ended at the Peace Garden, where addresses were made by speakers from non-government organisations.

"We must always be looking out for human rights … we may be a small group this year but we are a very effective one," said FWCC director Shamima Ali.

Also in attendance was Reverend Akuila Yabaki of the Citizen's Constitutional Forum Ltd (CCF).