trek FOR RIGHTS 2022
Join us on a life-changing adventure through Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. Trek the spectacular surrounds of Cradle Mountain as we traverse sections of the iconic Overland Trail. Travelling with like-minded adventurers, you’ll spend four days walking across a landscape of glacially carved valleys, ancient rainforests, fragrant eucalypt forests, golden buttongrass moorlands and beautiful alpine meadows.
Your journey will be physically demanding, emotionally challenging and scenically spectacular. Travel with purpose and fundraise to support Rohingya refugee women and girls in Bangladesh. We will connect with the UN Women staff and women in the community by video link prior to departure and whilst on the trek, so you can see how your support is helping to make a real difference in their lives.
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.
While you prepare for the Trek for Rights in Tasmania, you will learn how Rohingya refugee women and girls find hope, opportunity and security through UN Women’s Centres. 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.
Dates: 22-26 October 2022
Tour duration: 5 days (including travel time)
Group size: 10–20 travellers
Challenge grade: 3/5
Registration fee: $495
Travel quote: $2674 per person
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)
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We can’t thank you enough for taking on this unique trekking challenge, and we can’t wait to have you on the team!