Saturday 7th September 2019
Harlow: Park Lane, Essex, United Kingdom
Join like-minded women taking on a marathon-distance hike along the charming tow paths of Harlow in Hertfordshire, finishing in the spectacular Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Along the way you'll pass quaint canal boats and pretty villages while walking in solidarity with women and girls living in poverty around the world, and raising funds to help them take control over their lives. All participants will receive a lovely CARE t-shirt to wear on the day, and are awarded a hand-painted CARE medal at the finish line.
Why Walk for Women?
A strong focus of CARE's work is on supporting women and girls who are denied basic human rights. They have limited access to health care, to an education, to the opportunity to earn a living. They are denied a say in the decisions that affect their future. But when women are healthier, their children and families are healthier. When girls get an education, they build better lives for themselves and their families. And when women have an income, they invest in their children and families, creating benefits for this generation and the next.
When one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings many other people with her, which is why CARE is dedicated to educating girls, fighting inequality by promoting women's voices, and empowering women to build livelihoods by earning an income. Furthermore, by ending gender-based violence CARE helps promote women's rights while tackling early child marriage allows girls to have a better start in life. Visit the CARE website to find out more about CARE's work.
By taking part in A Girls' Hike Out you'll be walking in solidarity with women and girls whose lives are still thwarted by poverty and inequality. You’ll be showing your support for CARE’s work and help to bring about lasting positive change.
CARE International UK
CAMELFORD HOUSE, 89 ALBERT EMBANKMENT, London