23 November 2012 12:30 ~ Peterborough men asked to walk in heels against violence

16 November 2012

Men and boys of all ages are being urged to step up and take part in the Wear Her Heels walk to support a campaign calling for the end of domestic violence against women.

The SaferPeterborough Partnership is organising the mile-long walk starting in the city centre at 12.30pm on Friday, November 23 to mark National White Ribbon Day and the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Karen Kibblewhite, a SaferPeterborough manager, said: “Each year we urge everyone to wear white ribbons for two weeks from 25 November, which is the international day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

“This year, we are bringing this campaign to a local level and asking men to show their support by walking a mile in high heels. It is a small act which can have a huge impact in raising awareness of women suffering violence.”

They are also appealing for anyone who can donate a pair of high heels for the walk, preferably a size eight or above, to come forward as well as urging people to buy a white ribbon.

Anyone who can help or would like to take part in the walk should email beverley.jones@peterborough.gov.uk or call 01733 452450.


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