Hundreds of Ugandan men came out in high heels and it was not the LGBT at work, nor to display a controversial fashion statement or sexual preference, but for a good cause. The cause was for Kampala’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” march aimed to spread the message of solidarity in stopping violence against women.
A heavy turnout by Ugandan law enforcement and civil agencies plus a marching band playing, men and women walked through downtown Kampala, with some holding signs.
A startling 70 percent of married women undergo violence subjected by their partners according to the Uganda bureau of statistics. This campaign, although humorous has had a great impact on the Ugandan community because in the unfortunate world we live in, although the cases of abuse do not really affect them, it’s only when men speak that people listen.
As part of the event, some men literally walked a mile (about 1.6 kilometers) in women’s high-heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate their communities and raise money for chronically underfunded rape crisis centers, women’s shelters and other sexual violence prevention and recovery services.
THe aim was to protest sexualized violence, educate their communities and raise money for underfunded rape crisis centres, women’s shelters and other sexual violence prevention and recovery services.