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.
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A public event on Saturday 6th August at St Stephens Church, Redditch B97 4DY. From 11 am to 3.30 pm. The event is open to everyone, but aimed at Victims and Survivors of abuse. (Domestic, childhood, bullying, neglect) etc.
She has a range of people coming along to provide information, advice and support at the event. Guest speakers and survivors giving talks about their experiences. And there will be many therapeutic activities going on throughout the day.
45% of UK women have experienced some form of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.