“On June 16, 1976 around 200 children were shot and killed in the streets of Soweto because they dared to suggest they had the right to an education. On June 16, 2014 the fate of 276 girls, who dared to try and go to school in Nigeria, still lies in the hand of their abductors.
It has been 38 years since the tragedy of that day in June 1976, which led to the African Union creating an annual Day of the African Child. Thirty eight years and yet it seems so little has changed. Poverty, violence and discrimination against children across the continent, and around the world, are still preventing millions of girls, and boys, from accessing their right to an education.”