On Violence Against Women: Men in Heels on the Move

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On Sept. 27, at least 1,000 men took part in the annual “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” march, bringing awareness to ending violence against women and girls.

Based on the idea that, “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes,” organizers of Canada’s White Ribbon Campaign, a now-global organization helping end violence against women, have arranged the event for four years.

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ isn’t simply a stunt — it’s a statement about men’s role in ending violence against women; an issue that is connected to strict gender roles and expectations of men. By wearing heels and acting in solidarity with women, we want to show that we’ll do whatever it takes to make this a safer world for everyone,” reads a statement on the White Ribbon Campaign’s site.

Extract taken from:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/27/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes-_n_1919650.html

 

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About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Brookline, Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and a dramatized poem.
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2 Responses to On Violence Against Women: Men in Heels on the Move

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    Hey you…go in to your dashboard and allow the full posts to be seen in people’s reader…pretty please. But that said…very good post.

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