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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

walk a mile- 40 people marched.jpgEastern's Women's Center coordinated a one-mile march on April 9 to address issues of gender violence. The march was designed to promote gender equality by critically examining cultural ideals of gender and gender relations. Students, faculty and members of the public participated and helped to address issues of how gender is shaped by social class, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation and geographic location.

According to the National Association for Women (NOW), one woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the United States. NOW also reports that three to four million women in the United States are beaten in their homes each year by their husband, ex-husband or male lover. Above, Jahaira Camacho '14 leads 40 students, faculty, staff and area residents in the march.

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