Renfrewshire’s men are asked to walk together to end sexualised violence Renfrewshire’s men are asked to walk together to end sexualised violence
Renfrewshire’s men are being asked to don high heels support a campaign against sexualised violence against women. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes... Renfrewshire’s men are asked to walk together to end sexualised violence

Renfrewshire’s men are being asked to don high heels support a campaign against sexualised violence against women.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign aims to increase communication and raise awareness on the issue to prevent future cases of violence.

The march is a fun opportunity for men to show their support for the campaign by wearing high heels, or something red, to demonstrate a collective unity between the genders.

Councillor Iain McMillan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Social Work, Health and Well-being Policy Board, said: “The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign brings an important issue to the fore. It is vital that there is discussion on the issue of sexualised violence towards women.

“Communication is imperative not only for prevention but also to provide support to those affected to aid their recovery.”

Johannes Gonani, project development officer of West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, said: “The walk is terrific opportunity to raise awareness over an issue far too often overlooked. We need men and women to come together to demonstrate a togetherness and show it is unacceptable in our society.

“I hope that as many men as possible will volunteer to take part in the march even if they are not willing to wear high heels. If we can have a sea of red from both genders taking part this will bring the issue into the public eye.”

The event takes place on Wednesday 14th October at 12pm and supporters will walk from the top of Paisley High Street to Dunn Square.

Volunteers are sought to take part in the march as are donations of high heel shoes, size 7 and above, for willing volunteers to wear.

All genders and ages are encouraged to join on the day to make a stand against sexualised violence against women.