WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES

Thursday, June 13, 2024
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Santana Row

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley’s annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes is a light-hearted community fundraiser for serious issues. People of all ages, and genders, and from all walks of life join together to raise funds and awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. 

Funds raised through this event provide critical and life-saving support services for survivors. Your YWCA is dedicated to ending gender-based violence against all individuals.

People of all genders and sexual orientations experience violence. Transgender, non-binary and genderqueer folks are especially vulnerable from the impacts of systemic oppression that they experience. Due to their identity, they suffer greater rates of violence.

Support YWCA’s important work and demonstrate your commitment to ending violence by joining business leaders, elected officials, professionals, educators, students, and more to walk a mile in their shoes.

THE PROBLEM

A sexual assault occurs every 68 seconds in the US. *RAINN

Every 9 minutes, a child is sexually assaulted. *RAINN

1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault in her lifetime. *RAINN

1 in 4 women experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner. *The Hotline

1 in 10 high school students has experienced physical violence from a dating partner in the past year. *CDC

1 in 2 people who are transgender will experience sexual violence. *TEDx Talks LGBTQueering the Narrative of Sexual Violence

YOUR YWCA IN ACTION *in the past fiscal year

We answered  8,500 call on our 24/7 Bilingual Support Line

We provided over 5,000 survivors with support services such as crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, housing, counseling & therapy

We provided over 1,200 survivors with crisis intervention/in-person responses (33% of those were children)

Individual registration for Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is $68.00, because in America,
a sexual assault occurs every 68 seconds.