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Sponsored by The MATCH International Women’s Fund and The Equality Fund, Operation Groundswell’s Tanzania & Kenya: Going the Distance for Equality takes participants to East Africa for a 14-day adventure bridging two of the region’s most iconic landscapes and visiting local groups who are changing the landscape for women and girls. After arrival, we’ll take a peek “behind the bright pink gate” of the Resource Centre for Women and Girls just outside Nairobi. Inspired by their extraordinary work, we’ll head south into Tanzania and the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After a little orientation, participants will mount their bikes and challenge themselves to a 350km bike ride east to the shores of the Indian Ocean. Our routes passes through traditional Masai and Chagga territory as well as a variety Tanzania’s most abundant biospheres and captivating landscapes from the plains beneath Mt. Kilimanjaro to the mountains of Usambara and, finally, the white sands of Zanzibar island. Along the way we’ll also visit some of East Africa’s most vibrant cities from the enterprising outposts of Moshi and Arusha, to the metropolis of Dar es Salaam and ancient Stone Town.
What better way is there to challenge ourselves, support women’s rights and inspire each other to carry on fighting for a more equitable and just world?