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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A group of men are set to totter down Paisley High Street wearing red high-heeled shoes – in an eye-catching bid to raise awareness of sexual violence.

The men’s march to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will take place for the first time on Wednesday 10 December at 2pm.

Starting from New Street, the men will take it one step at a time down the High Street towards Dunn Square, where a wreath will be laid at the memorial tree to women who suffer or tragically been killed due to violence.

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The march marks the end of Renfrewshire’s 16 Days of Action, a local version of the UN’s international campaign to end violence against women.

Councillor Iain McMillan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Social Work, Health and Wellbeing Policy Board, said: “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a great way for men to understand more about women’s experiences and how they can support women. It’s a lighthearted way to raise awareness of serious issues and we hope that people will come along to support this worthy cause.

“The events for the 16 Days of Action so far have had a great turnout and atmosphere and this march will be a fitting end to our campaign in Renfrewshire.”

Anyone who wants to take part should register their interest by email to chiefexec@renfrewshire.gov.uk or by telephone on 0141 618 7404.

Help and advice for victims of rape and sexual abuse is available from Rape Crisis Scotland, daily 6pm to midnight, on 08088 01 03 02.

For more information, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/16DaysofAction.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]