Trek for rights 

Join us on a scenically spectacular adventure through the Southern Alps of Aotearoa New Zealand's South Island to support women and girls affected by conflict and crisis.

From Christchurch to Queenstown, over five days, you’ll experience the history and majesty of the Southern Alps region in equal measure. Travelling north to south, by day you’ll trek through awe-inspiring landscapes, from native bushland and expansive plains to cities, canyons, countryside and coast. You’ll gaze upon the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo and explore vast wilderness areas of beech forest and enjoy inimitable views of Aotearoa New Zealand's highest peaks. 

Most importantly, by taking part in Trek for Rights 2025 and raising vital funds, you can directly contribute to UN Women's collaborative efforts with local women’s organisations in places like Afghanistan, Ukraine and Gaza, offering critical services, hope, and a lifeline to communities in times of conflict, emergencies and disasters.

For more information, enter your details below and receive the in-depth information pack and booking details. 

    Trip facts:

    Dates:Dates: 18–22 March 2025 

    Tour duration: 5 days 

    Group size: 10–18 travellers

    Challenge grade: 3/5

    Accommodation: Twin shares in lodges

    Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on application)


    Photo: UNICEF/Omar Al-Qattaa

    Fees and fundraising:

    Registration fee: $495

    Fundraising target: $3,000 (excludes travel)

    Travel quote: $3,346* excluding return flights 

    Flights: At own expense 

    *Subject to change. Refer to Soulful Concepts terms and conditions

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    Today, 614 million women and girls are living in areas affected by conflict. From Palestine to Ukraine, Haiti, Sudan, and Afghanistan, their numbers continue to rise as geopolitical tensions, climate crises, and health emergencies escalate.

    In times of crisis, women and girls face heightened risks of gender-based violence, property loss, and income insecurity. In fragile contexts, they are nearly 8 times more likely to experience poverty compared to men, with food insecurity prevalent across all regions. Yet, existing financial structures often fail women, with less than one percent of global government aid directly supporting women’s rights organisations. The need for reliable, flexible, and sustainable funding accessible to local women’s organisations has never been more urgent.

    That's why we invite you to participate in Trek for Rights 2025, this adventure promises not only cherished memories but also the profound satisfaction of being part of a transformative cause. Seize this opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of women and girls around the world affected by conflict and crisis.

    Photo: UN Women/Serhii Korovainyi


    Photo: UNICEF/Abed Zagout