UN Women Australia's Trek for Rights 2022
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UN Women Trek for Rights 2022

Unique experiences

  • Soak in the extraordinary views of Cradle Mountain’s World Heritage National Park
  • Trek for four days through ancient rainforest, spectacular glacial cirques and pristine valleys
  • Virtually connecting with Rohingya refugee women to learn how they find hope, opportunity and security through UN Women’s Centres in Bangladesh
  • Enjoy spotting the native wildlife including wombats, echidnas, wallabies and Tasmanian devils
  • Forging friendships to last a lifetime, while raising vital funds to provide education, training, health and job programs for Rohingya refugee women and girls

Need to know

  • Dates: 22-26 October 2022
  • Tour duration: 5 days (including travel time)
  • Group size: 10–20 travellers
  • Challenge grade: 3/5
  • Registration fee: $495 (non-refundable)
  • Fundraising target: $3,000 (excludes travel)
  • Flights: At own expense – from $400–$800 return
  • Accommodation: Twin share rooms in cabins and 4-star hotels
  • Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on application)

Tour from AUD: $2,674

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Trip at a glance

 

Join UN Women in Tasmania for this unique experience, as you Trek for Rights and help create a brighter future for Rohingya refugee women and girls in Bangladesh.

 

This is your chance to leave everything behind and immerse yourself in the spectacular surrounds of Cradle Mountain National Park. Expert guides will lead you across this ancient landscape, seeking out some of the park’s hidden highlights. With an abundance of wildlife you are likely to encounter Tasmanian devils, quolls, platypus, echidna, wombats and the highly inquisitive black currawong, set amongst mountainous terrain and magnificent views.

 

Over four days, experience the rare beauty and diversity of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area as we traverse sections of the iconic Overland Trail. This stunning wilderness region features a huge diversity of flora and fauna; visit glacially carved lakes, ancient rainforests, fragrant eucalypt forests, golden buttongrass moorlands and beautiful alpine meadows.

 

Most significantly, by participating in Trek for Rights 2022, you'll raise funds for UN Women's Centres to provide education, training, health and job programs for Rohingya refugee women and girls. You’ll have a special opportunity to virtually connect with some of the Rohingya refugee women and girls in Bangladesh to learn how they find hope, opportunity and security through UN Women’s Centres. A truly soulful experience, you will remember for years to come.

Give back

Rohingya people have suffered systematic discrimination and targeted violence in Myanmar for decades. In August 2017, a deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims led hundreds of thousands to flee across the border to Bangladesh. They risked everything to escape on foot or by sea, in search of safety and a better life.

 

Today, more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees live in the largest refugee camp in the world, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Life in the camp is not easy; conditions are crowded, and safety and security are ongoing concerns. In crises like this one, the needs of women and girls are often forgotten, but not with UN Women. UN Women provides an oasis for Rohingya refugee women and girls through its five Women’s Centres in the camp.

 

UN Women’s Centres provide education, vocational training, jobs, trauma counselling and a community for Rohingya women and girls. The Centres provide a safe space to connect. They offer information, raising awareness about violence, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, child marriage and trafficking.

 

At UN Women’s Centres, Rohingya women and girls develop leadership skills, are consulted about the running of the camp, and have their voices heard, their needs addressed and their rights protected.

 

So long as COVID-19 is present in the camp, UN Women’s Centres will employ Rohingya refugee women to deliver prevention and education programs, manufacture and sell reusable face masks, empowering women to help stem the spread of the virus.

 

The funds you raise through the Trek for Rights 2022 will support the Centres’ education, training, health and job programs for Rohingya refugee women and girls. Your contributions help to ensure Rohingya refugee women and girls get the help they need, when they need it most.

Fundraising

a_z_fundraising Guide

There are many creative and fun ways in which you can fundraise. To help get you started we have created an Online Fundraising Resource Hub containing an A-Z guide of fundraising ideas, “how to” guides for certain events and sample press releases and corporate sponsorship letters. You will also have regular support from the Soulful Concepts team, who will help you develop a fundraising plan tailored to your network. In addition you will also be supported by UN Women Australia.

 

Fundraising component: $3000.00 per person

  • What's included:
  • 2 x trek guides, who will drive, cook and care for you
  • Transport which includes collecting from Launceston and returning back. We use a comfortable mini coach with a trailer attached for luggage. Plus we use the coach to drop off and pick up during the course of the day
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • We always have a thermos with plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits/cake
  • Accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional cost)
  • National Park entry fees
  • What's not included:
  • Airport transfers
  • Airfares
  • Single supplement
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visas (if required)
  • Personal travel insurance and vaccinations
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Other services not listed in the inclusions column

* Travellers are responsible for valid visas throughout the duration of the trip

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Unique experiences

  • Soak in the extraordinary views of Cradle Mountain’s World Heritage National Park
  • Trek for four days through ancient rainforest, spectacular glacial cirques and pristine valleys
  • Virtually connecting with Rohingya refugee women to learn how they find hope, opportunity and security through UN Women’s Centres in Bangladesh
  • Enjoy spotting the native wildlife including wombats, echidnas, wallabies and Tasmanian devils
  • Forging friendships to last a lifetime, while raising vital funds to provide education, training, health and job programs for Rohingya refugee women and girls

Need to know

  • Dates: 22-26 October 2022
  • Tour duration: 5 days (including travel time)
  • Group size: 10–20 travellers
  • Challenge grade: 3/5
  • Registration fee: $495 (non-refundable)
  • Fundraising target: $3,000 (excludes travel)
  • Flights: At own expense – from $400–$800 return
  • Accommodation: Twin share rooms in cabins and 4-star hotels
  • Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on application)

Tour from AUD: $2,674

Book now

Find out more

Enter your details below and receive the in-depth information pack and booking details via email

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