I’m excited to announce that I am WA’s ambassador for the Care Australia’s Walk in Her Shoes Challenge.
CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes Challenge is an annual event that encourages Australians to walk and raise funds to support women and girls living in poverty.
I had to do some reading up on the event and when I did I couldn’t believe how disadvantaged so many women around the world really are. I think it’s one of those things that you hear about every now and then but it’s always hard to face and somehow doesn’t seem real.
In poor communities the injustice that women face is evident by their burden of walking to collect food, water and firewood. This prevents girls from going to school and women from earning an income – keeping them trapped in a devastating cycle of poverty.
Poverty isn’t just about a lack of food, water and shelter, it is also caused by the denial of their right to go to school, earn an income, make household decisions and make decisions about their health and bodies.
I am grateful to be able to give my children the simple gift of food, water, shelter and education as well as many other opportunities in this life.
The Walk In Her Shoes Challenge starts Monday 15th March.
You can register here to take on the challenge.
All money raised through Walk In Her Shoes goes towards vital CARE projects that provide clean water and nutritious food close to homes so women and girls can spend more time in school, earn an income and improve their families’ lives.
It’s a week of walking and the Walk In Her Shoes will be from 17 to 23 March. You can choose how far to walk during the week so there is something for everyone.
25km challenge – 5,000 steps or 45 minutes of walking a day for one week
50km challenge – 10,000 steps or 90 minutes of walking a day for one week
100km challenge – 20,000 steps or 3 hours of walking a day for one week
3 hours of walking a day is normal for some of these women. What would 45 minutes of walking a day mean for you?
Register here, grab your friends and get walking! Let’s raise some money to help give these women the basic necessities in life that we can sometimes take for granted.
Let me know how you go!!