The men of Western Kentucky University know this. The school’s Chi Omega fraternity house recently hosted a “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event to raise awareness of sexual assault where men walked a mile around campus in red high heels.
The event raised $1,000 for Hope Harbor, an organization that provides services for victims of sexual assault.
The men of Western Kentucky University aren’t the only men interested in raising awareness of violence against women. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is an international united gender movement for men to help stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence.
The goal of these events is to open communication about sexualized violence, an issue that is difficult for many to discuss. The events help “men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence.”
The events also demonstrate that “men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.”
In a world where a woman is raped every 2 minutes men and women need to join together to help put an end to violence against women.
Do you think male allies are necessary to help end violence against women?
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