Free to Run
Free to Run works to support girls and women in areas of conflict, using running, physical fitness and outdoor activities to foster female leadership. Their Omid program trains young women in Afghanistan to provide small-scale fitness sessions to other women in their community, offering them a place to improve their physical wellness and mental health. Since 2014, hey have worked with thousands of young women, primarily in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A 2021 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported Free to Run’s Omid program.