MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Christine Amour-Levar's (Global FWN100™ '16) Women On A Mission (WOAM) team has successfully completed the epic crossing of the Dasht-e Lut desert of Iran and safely arrived at the oasis village of Keshit late last night.
Report from Christine: WOAM are now driving to the town of Kerman, a UNESCO world heritage site, before heading back to Tehran. WOAM are all well, tired but ecstatic, having completed 203km in 7 days. WOAM faced tough conditions on the mixed sandy terrain and large, towering dunes! They averaged 25 to 35km a day, sore all over and in serious need of showers. More pictures of this beautiful and incredible journey once they have thoroughly de-sanded and settled back home! Stay tuned!
About Women On A Mission:
Women on a Mission (WOAM) organises challenging expeditions, dynamic marketing campaigns and events to raise awareness and funds for women survivors of war, and to support and empower women who have been subjected to violence and abuse.
Why they do it:
- WOMEN'S nominal wages are 17% lower than men's
- 1 in 3 women experience sexual or physical violence in her lifetime.
- Worldwide up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against young GIRLS
- 2 million WOMEN & GIRLS are trafficked annually
- 2/3 of children denied primary education are GIRLS