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The Crown Princess Couple visit TRIS in Uppsala

Thai boxing training is held once a week at Perrys Gym. The Crown Princess had the opportunity to speak with participants and to watch them train. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Thursday 13 March, The Crown Princess Couple visited the organisation TRIS in Uppsala. TRIS is a voluntary organisation that works for the rights of women and children to a life of their own choosing. TRIS's Ronja project is supported by the Crown Princess Couple's Foundation.

The Ronja health and sports project is for girls aged between 13 and 20 who live restricted lives. The project gives them the opportunity to boost their self-confidence and their strength through sports and outdoor activities.

The afternoon began at Perrys Gym, where The Crown Princess Couple heard about the various activities included in the Ronja project. In addition to Thai boxing, participants can also learn to cycle, go skating and play football.

Many girls have taken part in training during the year since the project was launched. Photo: royalcourt.se

Many girls have taken part in training during the year since the project was launched. Photo: royalcourt.se

Thai boxing trainer, former Swedish Champion Bodil, explained about boxing and started training with the girls. The Crown Princess Couple had the opportunity to speak with participants and to watch them train.

The Crown Princess Couple are shown around the office by My Hellberg. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Crown Princess Couple are shown around the office by My Hellberg. Photo: royalcourt.se

There then followed a tour of TRIS's offices. Operational Manager and one of the organisation's founders Mariet Ghadimi spoke about the background to TRIS, which was founded in 2002. She also presented the various projects run by the organisation and explained how they work actively to ensure that the girls feel secure and that they can be themselves, as well as the importance of TRIS providing continuity.

The Crown Princess Couple at TRIS's offices in Uppsala with (from left) project coordinator Madelein Cleve, women's group leader Ripsime Chachatorian, girls' group leader Hanna Nilsson, Operational Manager and founder Mariet Ghadimi, project manager Sevana Bergström, project coordinator Sandra Sarin, Chairman and founder Talin Davidian and project manager My Hellberg. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Crown Princess Couple at TRIS's offices in Uppsala with (from left) project coordinator Madelein Cleve, women's group leader Ripsime Chachatorian, girls' group leader Hanna Nilsson, Operational Manager and founder Mariet Ghadimi, project manager Sevana Bergström, project coordinator Sandra Sarin, Chairman and founder Talin Davidian and project manager My Hellberg. Photo: royalcourt.se

About TRIS

TRIS's operations are open to young women who live restricted lives and young women who are exposed to – or who risk being exposed to – honour-related violence and oppression. TRIS is also a leading organisation when it comes to devising and developing method support for working to prevent honour-related violence.

The Crown Princess Couple's Foundation

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel established a foundation to mark the occasion of their marriage in 2010. The foundation aims to support children and young people in Sweden, with the purpose of combating exclusion and promoting good health.

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