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Mother's Day walk to bring awareness to Nigeria mass kidnapping

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Men, women, and children in Poughkeepsie showed their solidarity Sunday with the mothers in Nigeria whose daughters have been kidnapped.

This Mother's Day walk over the Hudson took on a deeper meaning. As the world awaits to hear the fate of the schoolgirls, organizers say the walk helps to bring awareness to violence against women and children everywhere.

"It's not just a women's issue, it's a social issue, it's a global issue, it's a human rights issue, and we can't just sit by and not say something," said Carla Goldstein, co-founder of the Women's Leadership Center-Omega Institute.

Goldstein says Mother's Day originated as an anti-war day some 100 years ago.

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