Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Rob Kearney at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes launch. Pic: Jason Clarke

Rob Kearney at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes launch.
Pic: Jason Clarke

Are you man enough to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?

Concern and Women’s Aid are encouraging men across the country to put on a pair of high heels to help raise funds and spread awareness about violence against women.

Since 2001 this global event has given men the opportunity to show that they stand in solidarity with women in wanting to make the world a safer place. This year marks the first time that it will be happening on a national level in Ireland

The mile-long walk will be taking place from 12pm in Dublin, Cork and Galway on Saturday the 13th of September, and funds raised will be divided equally between Concern and Women’s Aid. Concern will be putting the money towards gender violence programmes abroad, while Women’s Aid’s funding will go into their National Freephone Helpline, which helps women across the Republic of Ireland who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Women are also welcome to register, and everybody is encouraged to come along on the day to show their support for the registered walkers, with entertainment at both the beginning and end of the mile.

The Dublin leg of the national event will start at The Point Village. Registration costs €20, and can be completed on the Walk a Mile Ireland website.

By Aimée Mac Leod

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