Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Imagine being ordered, by law, to stay inside your home. Imagine being constantly reminded by government, friends, family to do your part to flatten the curve by staying at home. But for you, home is where you and your children fear for your lives.
Domestic violence rates have skyrocketed across Canada as a result of this pandemic. Women are trapped at home with their abusers and have nowhere to turn. For many, self-isolating means being under constant surveillance by their abusers and the few hours of peace that may have once existed when he left for work, has vanished. Tensions in the home are rising and women and children are bearing the brunt of it.
But you can do something about it.
Walk with us.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a signature YWCA Hamilton event that raises funds and awareness to end violence against women.
We’ve transformed our traditional rally and march through downtown Hamilton into an online event: a Walk Week, a virtual rally and awards ceremony.
YWCA Hamilton relies on funds raised by Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to provide a way out for women and children experiencing violence. Funds raised from this event provide safe housing that survivors need to escape abusers and get back on their feet. We provide safety, access to counselling, supports to help them become financially independent. Learn more about the impact you’ll make by walking.