Male students walk a mile in red high heels to help stop sexual violence against women
MIAMI, FL – University of Miami students, mostly male, walked a mile in red high heeled shoes. They are walking a mile in her shoes.
The mile long walk was in support of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
The organization, which says on Facebook that they were founded in 2001, has walks around the world.
Their website say “What started out as a small group of men daring to totter around a park has grown to become a world-wide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs.”
The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that ever 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. They say it happens mostly to women. RAINN reports 1 out of 6 women are victims of sexual violence like assault or rape.
The post by University of Miami has received thousands of likes and shares on Facebook.