Saturday 23 February, 2019

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre opens registrations for annual walk

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) has announced that registrations for the 4th Annual ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ is now open.

The event will take place from 5:00pm on 8 March at Camana Bay and is in celebration of International Women’s Day, aiming to raise funds and awareness to support the Crisis Centre’s mission to end domestic violence in the Cayman Islands.

Ania Milanowska, Executive Director of the Crisis Centre, says that ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ is Cayman’s version of the internationally acclaimed ‘Walk A Mile In Her Shoes’, an International Men’s March held annually in the United States to raise awareness of gender violence.

“As any woman can tell you, walking in high heels is not the easiest task. This event brings together men throughout the community to take a stand and raise awareness about gender relations and violence against women,” she says. “This year, to commemorate our 16th anniversary, the event has a “Sweet Sixteen” theme and the men are encouraged to don their sparkliest pair of heels!

The funds raised from this year’s event will support the Crisis Centre’s goal to construct a new, purpose-built shelter.  “Our goal for this year’s ’A Walk In Her Shoes’ is to raise more than CI$55,000,” said CICC Chair of the Fundraising Committee, Michelle Lockwood.

“It’s an ambitious goal but these funds are desperately needed to ensure we can support local victims of domestic violence with a purpose-built facility, as we have currently outgrown our current shelter.”

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