Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Event Date(s): 25/11/2022

Do you know a survivor of domestic violence or intimate partner violence? Join us in solidarity as we observe 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence. Staff and students walking the campus corridors daily are victims and survivors of domestic violence. Walk a Mile in My Shoes is geared towards promoting awareness and sensitisation that domestic violence coexists with all of us, at work, in our neighbourhoods and within our families.   

You can support our initiative in any of the following ways:  

  1. Share your domestic violence survival story anonymously here 
  2. Visit and read the survival stories and view the shoe display at varying points around campus (see the schedule attached). Before you judge someone, try walking a mile in their shoes. Domestic violence does not discriminate, it affects people from all spheres of life. We are also asking persons to donate their gently used shoes for the shoe display.  
  3. Attend our gender-based violence information village on Friday 25th of November from 1-6 pm in front of the Daaga Auditorium (breaking at 3 pm for the Panel Discussion). Here you will have the chance to meet with some NGOs who lend support to survivors, learn about their services and, how you can become a volunteer.
  4. Attend the panel discussion Deconstructing Domestic Violence - Who really has the Power to Say No (More)? on Friday 25th of November at 3 pm at the Daaga Auditorium. Register here to attend. This is a fascinating discussion on a topic that has been plaguing us for far too long. 
  5. Join our silent candlelight vigil around campus on Friday 25th of November at 6 pm (beginning at Daaga Auditorium). Be sure to stay around for the live performances at the end of the vigil as we culminate our schedule of activities for the night highlighting the important issue of gender-based violence. 

Join the Community Engagement and Service Learning Unit, Division of Student Services and Development in partnership with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies as we take a stand against gender-based violence. Feel free to share this information with your friends and colleagues. For more information please contact the Community Engagement & Service Learning unit at Community.engagement@sta.uwi.edu or 662-2002 ext. 84188.


Open to: | General Public |