On December 8 men will dress in women’s shoes and walk a mile, all in hope of showing their support for ending violence against women.
This is one of the activities planned for the 16 days of activism hosted by the Bureau of Gender Affairs. At a promotional fair for the activities this at Super Centre’s Warrens branch, Acting Research Officer at the bureau, William Warner, told Barbados TODAY that he believed many Barbadians were not unsure of what the bureau does.
Adding that many were still not aware of the activities planned they used the day to distribute promotional literature to get as much of the information out to the public as possible.
The 16 days of activism begin last Sunday with a church service at the First Baptist Church on Constitution Road, St. Michael and later that same day there was a candle light vigil. Activities continue through to December 10 when the bureau, in association with Women of Purpose Ministry and Barbados Evangelical Association’s Women’s Commission, host The Gatherings of The Sistas.
Other activities planned include: Beaten Not Broken — a drama/discussion on domestic violence and its impact on children, to be held on November 27; a showcase from the Action Art Project on November 29 as well as a Clothes Line project and Red Ribbon campaign. On December 1, there will be a street theatre, followed on December 3 with a Wear Purple Day and a motorcade on December 8. (KC)