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.
Many thanks to Steve Shaw, a Prison Officer currently attached to Safer Leeds Domestic Violence Team, working with perpetrators of domestic violence. On the 26th May 2013 he will be taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon, running to stop violence against women and raising funds for the White Ribbon Campaign. He invites you all to support him in this extremely worthwhile campaign by visiting my just giving page @ http://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Shaw1
On Wednesday 7th November, representatives of the White Ribbon Campaign, Chris Green and Joan Taylor, attended a parliamentary photo call in London. The event was attended by many Labour MPs including Harriet Harmon and Yvette Cooper.
At least one in three women is beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused by an intimate partner in the course of her lifetime.