11th Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Event
WOMEN & CHILDREN'S SHELTER (BARRIE)
As the saying goes, "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes.” The Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event invites men, women and youth to literally walk 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.
With COVID-19, we understand that we might not be able to get together in-person, but we will not let it stop us from celebrating as a community! If this COVID-19 pandemic has taught us one thing, is that community support brings everyone closer, not physically, but mentally.
We will be hosting the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event again this year on Saturday, September 12th, 2020! It may not be in person, but one way or another, we will gather as one to bring awareness of domestic abuse. Violence against women continues to be an epidemic in our own community and around the world. One in three women experiences sexual or physical violence -- most likely from their intimate partner, according to a report from the World Health Organization.