Women ask men to “walk in their shoes” to denounce sexism and gender-based violence

Women ask men to “walk in their shoes” to denounce sexism and gender-based violence

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Two days before the celebration of International Women’s Day, Akbayan Partylist highlighted the struggles and issues faced by Filipino women by asking men to literally walk in women’s shoes.

The activity dubbed as “In her shoes: Sa kanyang mga yapak,” Akbayan Women members said that by allowing their male counterparts the opportunity to wear their shoes, they create a teachable moment on the need to end sexism, misogyny and all forms of gender-based violence in the country.

“To walk in women’s shoes is not an easy task. Everyday we experience and are victims of different forms of sexism, misogyny and gender-based harassment and violence in workplaces, homes, communities, and online. Araw-araw naglalakad kami sa gitna ng kabastusan, karahasan at kawalan ng pagkakapantay-pantay,” Akbayan President Rafaela David said. (ai/mtvn)

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