‘Walk Week’ being held in Halton to help end violence against women


Published September 9, 2021 at 2:20 pm

Halton residents are invited to participate in a “Walk Week” aiming to spread awareness and help end violence against women.

The event called Hope in High Heels from Home, is being hosted by Halton Women’s Place, an organization that provides shelter and crisis services for physically, emotionally, financially and sexually abused women and their children. It will take place from Sept. 19-25, 2021.

According to the Town of Milton, Halton Women’s Place is usually at or over capacity and during the COVID-19 pandemic, increased violence and abuse occurred leaving many women and children stuck in dangerous situations in their homes.

While the walk is back this year, it will look a little different due to the pandemic. The organization is providing options so that residents can still participate while staying safe. They will also be waiving all registration fees and participants will only be required to create their fundraising pages and spread the word.

Anyone is welcome to participate in this event despite their age range, ability level or gender identity and are encouraged to wear pink accessories to raise awareness for Halton Women’s Place.

Additionally, anyone who is interested in borrowing hot pink heels for their walk may contact the organization who can arrange for participants to pick up a pair.

“This past year has been even tougher than most for women facing domestic violence. Woman abuse has become a pandemic within the COVID-19 pandemic as our clients have found themselves in lockdown after lockdown with their abusive partners, with no opportunity to reach out for help,” stated Halton Women’s Place’s website.

“Choose a walk challenge, collect pledges and get outside during Walk Week to show your community that you are stepping up to be part of the solution to ending violence against women.”

For more information or to register, click here.

Photo: Hope in High Heels from Home

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