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"Can I be painfully honest with you for a moment? I struggled to write this blog post. Sorry, agonised might be more accurate. I didn’t know how or where to start describing the life-changing experience that was the inaugural UN Women Australia Ride for Rights 2016."
What would you do if you were told that a 10-year-old little girl was about to be sold into child prostitution? This is what founder of SHE Rescue Home Leigh was faced with back in 2006 as she was having a final meal in Phnom Penh at the end of a fact-finding trip to Cambodia. Leigh was cut to the heart as a 12-year-old girl said to her: "My friend, my friend, she is 10 - two men tonight - mother, father sell. You come, you help, please..."
A toilet is something that most of us take for granted everyday. It is something that you perhaps appreciate more when you are out camping in the bush or on a big adventure and don't have access to one. But for some people it is an thing that can change their lives and health outcomes for ever.
In November 2014 Kirrily Dear will run 860km through regional NSW in 12 days to honour and learn from the outstanding work underway to stop men's violence against women.