Women on the Mission’s latest adventure trek takes them to the heights of the Himalayas
Not all women are lucky enough to live in places as safe as the little red dot, and so the ladies at the non-profit Women on a Mission have come together to raise funds and awareness for women survivors of war and victims of human trafficking and rape. In the last two years, this team of over 10 Singaporean women climbed up to Everest Base Camp and crossed the searing Wadi Rum desert to raise $250,000 for Singapore-based charity AWARE and Women for Women International — charities that empower female victims of violence in all its forms and enlighten others on this global problem.
This year, the go-getting ladies at Women on a Mission plan to journey to Tsum Valley in the Himalayas, a natural and spiritual landmark, once again in support of AWARE and Women for Women International. Beginning on 16 November in Soti Khola, they’ll embark on a 13-day expedition across the mountains of Nepal before finally scaling the daunting Ngula Dhojhyang Pass, where they’ll plant Women for Women International’s flag for other adventurers to come.
In addition to this, they’ll be taking the opportunity to meet Women Lead Nepal, Nepal’s first and only organisation that aims to create female leaders by educating and empowering young women. Their target for 2014 is to raise $100,000 and they need your help to do so.
If you’d like to donate on their behalf to AWARE, Singapore’s leading gender equality advocates and a support centre for victims of sexual assault, please go here. Alternately, you can donate to their Just Giving page for Women for Women International, a global organisation committed to helping female survivors of war become independent.
All the best, ladies!