AFRICA UNiTE Kilimanjaro Climb
Location: Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
From 5-9 March 2012, climbers from around the world will climb Mount Kilimanjaro as part of the United Nations’ Campaign ‘Africa UNiTE’ and under the motto “Speak Out – Climb Up.”
Since January 2010, ‘Africa UNiTE’ has been the regional component of the global campaign ‘UNiTE to End Violence against Women’ which was launched on 25 February 2008 by the UN Secretary-General with the overall objective of raising public awareness and increasing political will and resources for preventing and responding to violence against women and girls.
This year, the climb will symbolically coincide with the International Women’s Day on 8 March and will involve a series of activities and events, including a youth training camp (22 February-3 March), a bike tour of Mount Kilimanjaro (27 February-3 March) and a high-profile climb flagging off event (5 March).
The seventh annual climb organized by the Nairobi-based organization Kilimanjaro Initiative (KI) will aim to achieve two major goals:
- Raise global awareness on ending violence against women and girls in Africa;
- Seek concrete national commitments from all African governments to be implemented by 2015 to ending violence against women and girls.