Walk a Mile in Her Shoes UK challenges men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes to show their support for International Women's Day.
Inspired by similar walks in the USA created by Frank Baird in 2001, this new annual event will see the men of London take to the streets in a "sponsored stagger" to raise money for projects that address violence against women and leadership and representation for women and girls.
This International Women's Day, wives, girlfriends, sisters, mothers, daughters, employers and co-workers will nominate the men in their lives challenging them via social media to ask Are You Man Enough?
It's time for the men of London to step up.
If you talk the talk, you need to walk the walk.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes UK has partnered with Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, to fund projects across four areas:
• Violence Against Women: Providing support and protection against all forms of violence including rape, domestic violence, sex trafficking, forced marriage, ‘honour killings’ and female genital mutilation (FGM).
• Health and Wellbeing: Investing in projects that tackle poor body image, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and increased alcohol consumption among young women, as well as wider health inequalities which women face. • Leadership and Representation: Empowering women to take a stand on issues that affect them, amplifying the voice of disadvantaged women, challenging negative representations of women in the media and their poor representation in positions of power.
• Economic Justice: Supporting projects that challenge gender pay gaps and stereotypes in the labour market, and shining a spotlight on the impact of unfair decisions with the economy. Providing specialist employment support for women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Rosa is a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls across the UK. While many women and girls here do enjoy freedom of choice and the opportunity for success in their lives, that’s simply not true for all. Rosa is the first and still the only UK fund for women and girls. Our vision is of equality and justice for all women and girls in the UK.
Women aren’t short of ideas to help create positive change in their lives, but they are often short of the money needed to turn those ideas into reality. That’s why Rosa was launched in 2008 – to help raise more money for women’s projects and organisations. We also raise awareness of the issues they tackle and connect donors with the issues that matter.
For more information see www.rosauk.org
Rosa Registered Charity No. 1124856