Photos: Men wear heels to protest violence against women in Canada

At least 1,000 men took part in this year’s “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” march in Toronto Canada, bringing awareness to ending violence against women and girls.

Based on the idea that, “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes,” organizers of Canada’s White Ribbon Campaign, a now-global organization helping end violence against women, have arranged the event for four years.

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ isn’t simply a stunt — it’s a statement about men’s role in ending violence against women; an issue that is connected to strict gender roles and expectations of men. By wearing heels and acting in solidarity with women, we want to show that we’ll do whatever it takes to make this a safer world for everyone,” reads a statement on the White Ribbon Campaign’s site.

If heels were made for walking, you might as well use them for a good cause.

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Men doing push-ups in women’s heels

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

 

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

Walk a mile in her shoes 2012

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