A21 is a non-profit organisation who fight to eradicate human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare. On the 14th of October, A21 hosts the 2017 Walk For Freedom in South Africa. Walk for Freedom is an outward expression–a global fundraising and awareness campaign–of A21’s inward desire to free every single slave on the planet.
Walk for Freedom is a silent, single file walk, through various cities, all around the world, on the same day. Because of time zones, it is almost a 24 hour walk on the day.
What can you do?
- Walk with us in order to raise awareness.
- Help us raise funds and or,
- Donate once off or monthly.
Locations for the 2017 Walk For Freedom in South Africa
There are 12 locations within South Africa hosting walks.
- East London, Eastern Cape
- Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
- Alberton, Gauteng
- Braamfontein, Gauteng
- Kempton Park, Gauteng
- Pretoria, Gauteng
- Randburg, Gauteng
- Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
- Emalahleni, Mpumalanga
- Mmabatho, North West
- Colesburg, Northern Cape
- Cape Town, Western Cape
Frequently Asked Questions
Details of the Event
Registration for the event starts at 07h30 to 08h00. The walk starts at 09h00, until approximately 11h00/11h30.
Are there other Events in South Africa?
Yes, there are 12 walks hosted in South Africa alone. Locations include Cape Town, Durban and even Colesburg and Witbank! There are also, multiple locations in Johannesburg. A list of locations and registration information is available by clicking here.
Are there any costs involved?
No, the walk is free; however, you will need to purchase a t-shirt for the walk at R100.00 per t-shirt.
Do I have to raise money for A21?
The fundraising option is at your own discretion, however, all funds are used to support human trafficking victims and to raise awareness to combat human slavery.
How far will we walk?
The walk is around 4.5km, we walk at a reasonable pace, in single file.
Can my kids attend the walk?
Yes, children can join the walk. It is a 4,5km walk, so be mindful if you have smaller children.
You can purchase the official merchandise from the A21 website, but why would you, if you can purchase it locally from the host of your local walk. The Pretoria walk has the following merchandise on offer, the other walks will be more of less the same. Feel free to contact the host for more information.
- A21 Walk for Freedom T-Shirts R100.00 each.
- Yellow Buffs are available at a cost of R80.00 each.
My favourite part of the walk last year, was when I become quiet in the midst of chaotic traffic and really just breathe in my city. The full force of human trafficking seems like a lost case and yet, while I walked I knew it is a spiritual battle more than anything else! My little part, my steps and the fact that I showed up, is making a difference!
Have you heard of A21 before? Have you registered for the 2017 Walk for Freedom in South Africa?