The adventure starts here…
Join the White Ribbon’s Trek for Respect for an extraordinary adventure trekking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea and help end men’s violence against women.
The Kokoda Track was the scene of bitter fighting when the Australian Army fought to defend Port Moresby from advancing Japanese forces in 1942. Today, walking that same track has become an iconic pilgrimage for those wanting to honour the ANZAC spirit. The Trek for Respect will take place over ANZAC Day 2020 as a special commemoration of the historic events.
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest treks, the Kokoda Track links the south and north coast of Papua New Guinea across 96 kilometres of rocky mountain terrain, tropical rainforest and remote villages.
On this adventure, you’ll lace up your boots to trek alongside White Ribbon supporters, raising money to help White Ribbon expand its primary prevention programs and end men’s violence against women.
By day, you’ll trek Papua New Guinea’s tropical rainforest, the terrain as challenging as it is beautiful. As nightfall descends, you will stay in isolated camps, swapping stories with local Koiari and Orokaiva people and falling asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the jungle. Though the Track is challenging, you’ll be rewarded with an unmatched sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that YOU have made a huge difference to White Ribbon and helped build a future free from violence and abuse.
“You will meet people from all different walks of life who have come together for the same reason. The 2018 Kokoda Trek for Respect allowed me to realise that I wasn’t alone, that so many other women (unfortunately) have experienced similar situations to me and that we can be there to support each other. I now have life-long friendships that I greatly cherish from that Trek.”
– 2018 Kokoda Trek participant
The money you raise on this challenge will go towards funding White Ribbon’s best practice primary prevention programs, community engagement initiatives and research to help end men’s violence against women.
- $10,000 can give 800 primary school pupils (at two White Ribbon Primary Schools; 400 pupils per school) the language to navigate the complexities of domestic and family violence, the confidence to learn to expect respect and the tools to stand up, speak out and act to prevent bullying and disrespectful behaviour at home and in their school community
- $75,000 can train two Breaking the Silence facilitators and help us expand the program nationally
- $75,000 could help us support a “Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer” role to drive positive social change among men from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
Men’s violence against women is not just a woman’s issue. It’s a social issue. It’s everybody’s issue. Let’s tackle violence against women together, one step at a time.
7 - 17 April 2020
11 Day Trip
9 Day Challenge
Twin Share in 3-star hotel and comfortable campsites
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $3895 (land only)
Fundraising Target: $3,500
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