Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence

First You Walk the Walk!

There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.

  • WHEN: April 13th, 2013 @ 10:00 am
  • WHERE: North End of Market Street Promenade, Redding, CA

Then You Talk the Talk!

It’s critical to open communication about sexualized violence. While hidden away, sexualized violence is immune to cure. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get people talking. People unfamiliar with sexualized violence don’t even want to know it exists. It’s ugly. People that have experienced sexualized violence themselves want to forget about it. How do you get people talking now, so they can prevent it from happening? And if it’s already happened, how do you help them get help to recover?

A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.

Click here to register to walk or to sponsor a walker.

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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Liz Merry says:

    It would be fine with me if they wore flats. As long as they're out there for the cause.

  2. Avatar Victoria Bernet says:

    My son participated in this event a few years ago when they held it on the River Trail. The organizers had some heels to fit his size 12 feet, really cute. I heartily endorse this event as a must see to believe, these guys really walk the walk, and it's a hoot!