Men ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to raise awareness

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Men ditched their sneakers and boots today for a pair of stilettos for the 12th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event.

Crowds strutted their stuff down Main Street at Hertel Sunday.

It is an international event to raise awareness about – and stop – rape, gender violence and sexual assault.

The Crisis Services Advocate Program and UB teamed up for the walk.

In 2016, The Crisis Services Advocate Program responded to 353 survivors of sexual assault, rape and incest. They also responded to 861 survivors of domestic violence in emergency departments across Erie County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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