UN Women celebrates trailblazing Mount Everest Women!

A powerful symbol of rising equality and women’s empowerment Women from around the world are scaling their way to the top but barriers remain. The Courage of Ten Nepalese Women to climb Mt. Everest supported by UNDP, WFP, UN family. Last week a 27-year-old graphic artist named Raha Moharrak made headlines as the first Saudi woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. On the same day she reached the summit, the first woman from Pakistan, Samina Baig, did the same. The next day, … [Read more...]

Celebrating ‘all-female team’ to climb Mount Kilimanjaro!

DAR ES SALAAM – They have conquered the world’s highest mountain. They have climbed the highest peaks in Europe and Australia. Now, seven Nepali women – members of the most successful all-female team ever to scale Mount Everest - will join three African women to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Their attempt on Kili (5,895 metres) will begin from the northern Tanzanian town of Moshi on Wednesday 27 February. The climb is being supported by Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and … [Read more...]

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