109 World - Women & Yogaretreat with Olivia Rothschild and "Yogagirl" Rachel Brathen

109 World is a non-profit organization with a mission to offer people a platform to contribute to global development in an inspiring and engaging way. With this objective, 109 World creates online, social media content and hosts global trips for the charitable purpose of raising awareness and funding to support impactful initiatives that are alleviating social and environmental challenges focusing in eight passions:

(1) women empowerment
(2) water
(3) children
(4) education
(5) animals
(6) food security
(7) the environment
(8) personal health and wellbeing. 

109 World was founded in 2015 by three young women and ever since then they have especially been looking forward to embarking on a humanitarian trip dedicated to women and their empowerment. 

Mormors Pensionat Strandhagen i Stora Rör på Öland is embarking on this journey together with 109 World by hosting a group of 30 dedicated participants to Öland, Stora Rör. During the trip we will learn about the horrible situation when it comes to sexual violence in Congo and work with the Swedish organization PMU to create awareness and raise funds for the continuation of the Panzi hospital’s care for survivors of sexual violence. 

We honor Ölands daughter UN worker Saida Catalan who was murdered this year in i Congo on her quest to raise these same questions.  We know, women all around the world suffer from suppression, discrimination, violence and sexual violence and many other unthinkable atrocities. But this is not just happening in a remote place far away, it is also experienced around us, in our neighbor’s house, in our local school, in festivals, our workplace or maybe even at home. This is why we are supporting the work of 109 World to restore a global sisterhood where we stand with each other – for each other. 

We will have the chance to listen to testimonials and find out what we can learn from their ways to both empower ourselves and support these powerful women and last but not least practice yoga together with the one and only Yoga_Girl, Rachel Brathen in the beautiful setting of Mormors Pensionat in Öland. Please read on through 109 World’s website here.

Pensionat Strandhagen