CARE Canada's WALK IN HER SHOES

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Tix $25/kids free

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Activism, Fundraisers & Charity

1. Walk In Her Shoes challenges people to walk 10,000 steps, the distance many women and girls in developing countries travel each day for basic necessities, like water, food, and firewood.
2. Walk in Her Shoes supports CARE, which fights poverty by empowering women and girls around the world.
CARE is involved in 90 countries around the world, and its involvement is based on the specific needs of each country and community, for example fighting hunger with agriculture and nutrition programs, water supply and purification programs, developing local economies and leadership and business training, micro finance, and bringing in emergency supplies and personnel when disaster strikes.
3. Walk with us Sunday March 6 at 9:30am at Jericho Beach
Go to care.ca/vancouverwalks to learn more and register to walk.
Go to care.ca/vancouverwalks and click Donate to make a donation.



1. What is CARE?
CARE is one of the world’s largest, oldest and most respected international non-governmental organizations, working in over 90 countries around the world to empower women and alleviate/fight poverty. Care works to be unnecessary. (Founded 1945)

2. What are I Am Powerful Councils?
I Am Powerful Councils are groups of volunteers based in Vancouver and Calgary – passionate women that raise awareness and resources for CARE Canada, through events like Walk In Her Shoes.

3. How did this come about?
Walk In Her Shoes started in Australia. Since then walks have launched in other countries as a way to raise money and support for CARE. In 2013 we held our first Walk in Her Shoes in Vancouver, with only 6 people. The year after, our group doubled, and by last year, there were around 150 participants or 10 times as many people! In just a few short years the walk has picked up incredible momentum here in our city, and we expect hundreds more to join us this year on Sunday March 6.

Background Facts

Two reasons why CARE has a focus on women and girls

1. Women are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination
2. Women tend to transfer improvements in their own lives into the lives of their children, families and communities. They are an important part of the solutions needed to truly overcome poverty.

Here are key statistics that relate to the above:

• Lack of education for girls results in early marriage, higher birth rates, and lower incomes. Educated girls grow into educated women, who have healthier babies and are more likely to educate their children
• When a girl in the developing world receives seven years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children
• For every year a girl spends in school she raises her family income by up to 20%.