Three triathletes from Abt Associates – Tara Davda, Lavinia Tyrrel and Reiko Take – will be participating in the Canberra Triathlon Festival on 9 February 2019.
Tara, Lavinia and Reiko are generously donating all sponsorship funds raised for their triathlon to Femili PNG for our work in supporting survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea.
“We are all female, work on programs in PNG, and are privileged to live an existence largely removed from the daily risk of sexual and family violence” says Tara. “This is why we want to raise funds to allow the brave survivors of violence in Port Moresby and Lae access the services they need.”
As part of the festival, our triathletes will swim 1.5 kilometres in Lake Burley Griffin, cycle 40 kms around the roads of Canberra, and run a 10 km scenic course with views of Parliament House.
Abt Associates, the organisation which Tara, Lavinia and Reiko work for, is also supporting the trio’s participation in the triathlon. Abt Associates is committed to gender equality and promotes women’s empowerment:
In partnership with the Australian government, Abt is leading programs in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Timor Leste and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region to improve governance, health and women’s empowerment. Jacqui De Lacy, Managing Director, Abt Australia
To support our triathletes, visit their fundraising page. Go team Abt!!!