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Support female cycling in Afghanistan

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Support female cycling in Afghanistan

Afghanistan 35 Contributors Launched May 20, 2015 Funding ends:31-12-2017
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The Challenge

As war has continued to rage, Afghanistan’s educational institutions have been unable or unwilling to embrace sports education, even in locations beyond the reach of the sports-prohibitive Taliban. According to the United Nations, “Sport and play are human rights that must be respected and enforced worldwide; sport has been increasingly recognized and used as a low-cost and high-impact tool in humanitarian, development and peace-building efforts.”

 

Afghanistan have been deprived of sport’s profound benefits: increased self-esteem and empowerment, social support and inclusion, and opportunities for leadership and achievement. Even more urgently, sports can help keep girls safe from child marriage, allowing them to build a supportive environment, strengthened by social solidarity. This is no small detail in a country where nearly a quarter of all girls are married by age 15, and one half by age 18. 

The solutions we’re proposing

W4 Field Project Mountain2Mountain has implemented a pioneering project to promote female cycling throughout Afghanistan.

 

Our partner is supporting Afghanistan’s first women bicycle riders, who are part of the newly-formed National cycling team for girls, by providing training and coaching for the female cyclists, as well as raising funds to hire a minibus for the team's safe transportation to and from safe training roads in Kabul. Our partner also supports female cycling teams, including mountain biking teams, in other provinces by financing the purchase of bicycles, training, and safe transportation to and from safe training sites. 

The impact of giving

By giving to this program, you are offering Afghan girls and women the exceptional opportunity to participate in sports, which fosters self-esteem, confidence and a sense of inclusion. Your donation makes a powerful difference in the lives of Afghan girls and young women who live in a society fragmented by war and have few ways to express themselves safely or take up leadership roles.

 

Through the program, girls and women benefit from the inspiration of role models and are empowered to express themselves in independent, healthy ways, enabling them to become agents of change in their society. Together, we can support Afghan girls and young women and prepare them to take the road ahead, whether by bicycle, through leadership, or by shaping peaceful, gender-equitable communities.

Contributors

Olivier
France

solene
France

Yves
France

Allez les filles ; vous êtes l'avenir.

Marie-Laure
France

Catherine
France

Evelyne
France

Anonymous
France

Anonymous
France

Patrick
France

Un petit geste pour des femmes courageuse et formidable comme d'habitude....

CHRISTINE
Canada

Chantal Sixtine
France

Ruben
France

Sébastien
France

Philippe
France

Gaby
France

marieaurore
Belgium

NATHALIE
France

Benoit
Belgium

Guillaume
France

Charlie
United Kingdom

Isabelle
Belgium

Denis
Belgium

dominique
France

bravo pour votre courage !

Anonymous
Switzerland

vous êtes très courageuse et votre coach aussi. nous vous admirons beaucoup

camille
France

Vous avez un histoire, un courage, pour toute les femmes

Christine
France

Donnez nous des nouvelles de cette initiative !

Anonymous
France

zizi
United States

christophe
France

Anonymous
Switzerland

Why don't you create a strava club for some more visibility? Keep on, I like your project!!

Agathe
France

Sportive également, c'est un moyen de consacrer du temps à soi, et à soi seulement, pas aux autres, ce qui est souvent le cas des femmes.

Gaby
France

Bon courage, et bravo pour cette initiative!

Gabriela
Mexico

Bravo les filles !

Clement
France

shawna
United States

I am so excited to support this brave, inspiring group of women. Ride on!

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