The 4th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Thursday, April 18th from 6:00p - 8:00p
in Jack Kilby Square Downtown Great Bend
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First You Walk The Walk. There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." It's not easy walking in high-heeled shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: sexual and domestic violence.
Then You Talk The Talk. It's critical to open up communication about sexual and domestic violence. While hidden away, it's immune to a cure. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® provides several opportunities to get people talking. For preventive education, it helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence. For healing, it informs the community that services are available for recovery. It demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place.
Not Just A Woman’s Issue. Sexual and domestic Violence does not just affect women. It affects men who care about them. Sexual and domestic violence is an epidemic: Every two minutes someone is raped in America. One in six women is a victim of sexual and domestic assault. 1 in 5 female high school students reports being physically and/or sexual abused by a dating partner. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become the victim of sexual and domestic violence. It may be your friend, your mother, your sister, your girlfriend, your wife or your daughter.
It's not just a woman's issue!
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®