On May 27th, 2018 in Port Elgin at the Queen’s Bar & Grill, an ever-increasing number of men are joining in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign to speak out against rape, sexual assault and gender violence towards women. The annual event provides a unique and fun opportunity to bring attention to a very serious subject, raise money for the local Women’s shelters and be part of an international movement to end violence against women. Registration will start at noon with the opening ceremonies beginning at 1 pm.
One in every four women is abused. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become a victim of abuse. It may be your mother, your sister, your friend, one of your employees/co-workers or your daughter. Seventy-five percent of Canadian men feel it is important to speak out against gender based violence. Many are doing so through the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, not just talking the talk, but walking the walk donning red high-heeled shoes.
Your local women’s shelter needs your help. Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey (WHSBG) is a high-security shelter for abused women and their children. We never close, provide emergency and short term shelter, counseling and support free of charge.
Monies raised from Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® ensure shelter services always remain open 24/7 and free of charge.
If you are wanting to “walk the walk, and talk the talk,” you will find links to the Walker’s Form and the Pledge Sheet. Please fill out the Walker’s Form, for yourself as an individual or for your team, and send to email@example.com. The next step is to start collecting pledges and having great conversations about how you will end violence against women!
Here are the men “Walking the Walk” on May 27, 2018!