Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2016
Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC) Presents 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Campaign to End Sexual Violence Against Women
ABOUT WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender based violence (www.walkamileinhershoes.org). What started as a small group of men willing to “walk a mile” in women’s high heels has turned into a fun annual campaign taking place in cities all around the world, including Medicine Hat, AB.
LOCAL ACTION: This year marks the 8th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in Medicine Hat. As part of the Spectrum Sunshine Festival the walk will take place on Saturday June 4, 2016. Men are encouraged to put on a pair of women’s high heel shoes and walk one mile, raising funds and awareness to the staggering statistics of sexual violence in our community. “In Canada, 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual violence before the age of 18. This is unacceptable. It’s time to change,” says Christina Johnson, Executive Director for SARC. “It can be difficult for men to speak up about this issue, so the walk gives them an opportunity to get involved in ending this type of violence.”
GET INVOLVED: Anyone wanting to take part in this year’s walk can register online at www.mhsarc.com (paper forms are also available for print from this site). Women and children are also welcome to take part; the men can use all the support they can get while walking in high heels! All donations raised through this campaign will support SARC’s services like the counselling program which offers free sessions to survivors of sexual trauma and education programs in schools.
For more information please contact:
Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee