HUON Hill in Wodonga has been selected for a “Freedom Climb” to raise money and awareness for oppressed and enslaved women and children across the globe.
It will be held on November 16 from 1pm to 5pm.
This will be the first time a Freedom Climb will be held in Australia.
Last year 48 women from seven countries travelled to Tanzania to climb the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, 5895 metres above sea level.
Freedom Climb director Kate Rodwell said yesterday that while Huon Hill (428 metres) was no Mount Kilimanjaro, the climb would hold the same purpose: “to be a voice for the voiceless”.
“And even though people might not be able to get to Mount Kilamanjaro they can get to Huon Hill,” she said.
“You can be part of the solution, you can contribute to making a difference.”
Mrs Rodwell said while slavery was illegal everywhere, it still happened, notably in India and Cambodia and there were still an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide.
Anyone is welcome to attend the Huon Hill event.
Entry costs $12 for students, $20 for adults and $35 for families.
Funds raised will go towards prevention, rescue and rehabilitation and development programs for oppressed women and children.
You can register for the climb on the day or contact Michelle on 0415 499 111.