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Girl Gone Riding

EC CommunityJames HipkissComment

"One girl. Two wheels. Over 20,000 kilometres from the West of Ireland to Siberia. THE JOURNEY On June 15th 2014 I will depart from Dunmore Head, Dingle, Co. Kerry - the westernmost point in Ireland - and ride my motorcycle solo through 20 countries and 20,000 kilometres to Magadan in Russia.

The planned route: Ireland UK France Germany Poland Czech Republic Slovakia Hungary Bulgaria Romania Turkey Georgia Azerbaijan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan - Mongolia Russia For updates follow my Facebook Page and blog at GirlGoneRiding.com THE CHARITY As a strong, empowered woman undertaking this adventure in a male-dominated discipline that is motorcycling, I chose to support Equality Now, a fantastic organisation that works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world. Working with grassroots women's and human rights organisations and individual activists since 1992, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilises international action to support efforts to stop these abuses. THE PHOTOGRAPHYPROJECT

During my journey I will be working on a photography project, collecting faces and stories of women I meet to highlight the issues that Equality Now focuses on: sex trafficking, legal discrimination, FGM and sexual violence. Those photographs and stories will later be published and all proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Equality Now. "