YWCA invites Reginans to “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes”

The YWCA is hosting its third annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event in Regina on Tuesday.

The event raises awareness and money for domestic and gender based violence.

Event Manager Megan McCormick said Saskatchewan has the highest reported rate of domestic violence and intimate partner homicide in Canada.

McCormick suggested getting people together to walk in heels around downtown is a fun way to approach such a heavy subject.

“We have lots of local leaders like our chief of police and mayor who will be donning high heels,” she explained. “I think it’s really great to see people get vulnerable because you don’t know for your next step if you’re going to fall or not.”

Recent studies have shown Saskatchewan’s rate of sexual assault is twice the national average.

The money raised from the walk will go a long way towards supporting women in the city.

“We run emergency shelters for women and families who may need to get out of situations quickly, we have outreach programs with staff who can help women get connected with a place to live, with employment, if they need additional mental health supports.”

The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and will concludes with a community barbecue.

More information regarding the walk can be found by visiting their page here.

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