Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Mutual Ground and YWCA Aurora have come together to bring you the 4th Annual Walk Shoes® an international men's walk.

We are asking men to literally walk in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community talking about something that's really difficult to talk about: domestic and sexual violence.

While domestic and sexual violence happens to both men AND women, victims of these crimes are still predominately female. With this walk, we are attempting to bring awareness to the fact that when domestic and sexual violence happens, it affects everyone!

Parade Route

The parade route will begin at Benton and River, head east on Benton, north on Broadway, west on Downer Place and ending at River Street.

Registration

To register, please visit www.mutualground.org

Individual - $20

Student - $10

Contact Information

For more information please contact Jocelyn at Mutual Ground at 630-897-0084 ext. 142 or jpadilla@mutualground.org

 

About us

Mutual Ground is a non-profit organization that provides victims of domestic and sexual violence programs that focus on prevention, intervention, and ongoing support. Located in Aurora, Illinois, Mutual Ground serves the Greater Aurora area, Southern Kane, and all of Kendall County.

The YWCA provides women and girls with the leadership skills necessary to achieve greater personal power and economic success; to provide a safe forum for discussing race relations.

Our mission and vision is eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexual abused before the age of 16

  • More than half (54%) of the female rape victims identified by a survey were younger than 18 when they experienced their first attempted or completed rape

  • One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime

  • 85% of all domestic violence victims are women

  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence

  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police