Gender Equal Access to healing for vulnerable refugees through sport
(Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Gender Equality)
64% of the adult participants in RUN’s programmes are women.
RUN is the only NGO in Hong Kong that provides regular sports activities for women refugees. We have a special focus on women as female refugees often find it harder to access sport than male due to barriers such as religion, cultural values, past experience of sexual violence, cost of transportation and duties associated with childcare. With this in mind, we provide support services (childcare, a babysitting stipend) to the female participants to enable them to exercise.