Despite the cold and foggy weather, men donned their high heels yet again for the annulay 'These Heels are Made for Walking' (as in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes). The starting ribbon was cut by Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's first PCC (Police Crime Commissioner) who accompanied us on the walk - although could not be convinced along with the police officers to wear the heels. Photos are available on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/78302092@N03/but here's a taster!
The support of the West Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner follows on from that of the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Lancashire, Clive Grunshaw, has pledged his support to the White Ribbon Campaign and wore a white ribbon during his inaugural speech on November 22. Mr Grunshaw has made tackling domestic violence one of his key priorities during his term as PCC.
The White Ribbon campaign Love Party on Feb14th at the Orange Box in Halifax is part of the Bystander work being undertaken in Calderdale. It is part of One Billion Rising. JOIN IN
Stand Up for Women held a great reception at House of Lords for comedians and friends to celbrate their second succesful fundraiser and kick off planning for their next event. It was a pleasure to attend getting there after a succesful visit to York University to talk to the postgraduate students about doing internships with us.
Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, motor accidents, war and malaria, according to World Bank data.