FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 30, 2018
MASSE DONS HIGH HEELS FOR HIS STATEMENT IN PARLIAMENT ON “WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES”
OTTAWA – Windsor West MP Brian Masse stood up for women again in Parliament today, asking the federal government to commit to helping in the fight against violence on women and girls in Canada and internationally. He did it in high heels.
On this 9th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes day, hosted by White Ribbon in Toronto, men band together and walk in high heels raising money and awareness to take back misogyny and gender inequality from our streets and promote togetherness, inclusion and solidarity. The goal is to start conversations at homes, in businesses and schools that will help end harassment and violence in all forms against women and girls.
“I am honoured to stand up for women and to bring awareness to this cause. Violence against women and girls needs to stop and if I can even make a small difference in the lives of women, I aim to do just that,” stated Masse. “I encourage every man to do the same – we need to put a stop to harassment and violence and show leadership, solidarity, and courage to help in the fight against violence against women,” Masse said.
The White Ribbon campaign engaged 4700 men, boys, women, and girls through workshops, speaking engagements and other events last year alone. Former NDP Leader Jack Layton was a co-founder and visionary of the White Ribbon Campaign which now reaches into 70 countries around the world. Rates of violence against women in Canada have remained largely unchanged over the past two decades and this campaign aims to change that.
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