Male bureaucrats ‘walk a mile in her shoes’

By The Mandarin

Wednesday November 25, 2015

A group of male public servants, mostly senior executives, from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have raised more than $39,000 for White Ribbon Australia by donning high heels and walking to Parliament House today.

Led by White Ribbon Ambassador and DFAT deputy secretary Ewen McDonald, more than 20 staff participated in the international Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to end male violence against women and girls. They walked one mile from the R.G. Casey Building in Barton to Parliament to raise awareness for the important cause.

For DFAT violence against women and girls isn’t just an off-hours concern, but is also working to address this violence internationally through its aid program. McDonald along with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja have posted videos of their support.

 

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