Steps in right direction

Sandy Taylor, Kevin Challen, Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt and South Fremantle Football Club captain Ryan Cook.
Sandy Taylor, Kevin Challen, Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt and South Fremantle Football Club captain Ryan Cook.

She is concerned about levels of gender violence in the community and in true shoe-lover style, has incorporated women’s footwear into an event designed to it stamp out.

The twist is that men are being recruited to wear a pair of red heels as part of Perth’s inaugural Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march ” an international White Ribbon event to stop gender violence.

According to the World Health Organisation, it is responsible for 30 percent of women worldwide being affected by intimate partner violence and is the most common type of violence against women.

Ms Taylor said a combination of things motivated her to stage the event, including the recent murder of 11-year-old Luke Batty by his father at a Victorian cricket ground and Simon Gittany being found guilty of throwing his fiance´┐Ż off the balcony of their Sydney apartment. Visit whiteribbon.org.au/resources/facts