Walk a mile in her shoes
The other day, I posted about men who want to help prevent violence against women.
Since then, there's been yet another femicide in the GTA.
If you can.
This fall, thousands of men will take over the city’s business core in high-heeled shoes to raise awareness – and funds – for the White Ribbon Campaign: the world’s largest effort of men working to end violence against women.
On Thursday, October 1st 2009, from noon to 2 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square, men will participate in Walk a Mile in her Shoes®; an event during which men will literally walk one mile in women’s shoes. It's not an easy feat, but it’s a fun way to get people talking about something that’s often difficult to discuss: gender relations and sexual violence.
“We know that 75% of Canadian men feel it is important that men speak out about violence against women,” says Todd Minerson, Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign. “The Walk gives men the opportunity to do just that”.
But the Walk isn’t limited to men alone. Men, women and kids can register online to take part at www.walkamiletoronto.org.
If you can't do it -- either because you have neither the time nor the tootsies -- please volunteer, donate or sponsor!