Talk the Talk:
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.
Sexualized violence is an emotional topic for anyone to talk about. It is important for not only those that may be involved in these acts to talk it out, but for others to try to understand the difficulties. Keeping open communication about sensitive topics is important. Those who may have experienced sexualized violence want to shut it out of their minds and keep hidden away- so how do you get people talking?
The Ugly Truth:
90% of women from rural areas & 87% from urban areas experienced street harassment in 2000
Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped at some time in their lives.
On college campuses, repeat predators account for 9 out of every 10 rapes.
Walk the Walk:
Georgia Southern University will be hosting their first ever Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event to get people talking on campus and around the community. This event will not only help to educate and teach those that are unaware of some of the facts about sexual violence, but it will help to change the perspectives of those unaware. This event will not be a full mile, and is free anyone interested in participating in a national movement. Donations are welcome and those who donate at least $5 will receive an event t-shirt!
The walk will take place Thursday, April 11th. Walk registration begins @ 2:30pm and the walk will begin @ 3:30pm. For more information on the international event visit: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and to make a donation and/or register visit: Click here