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Hi everyone,

It is not actually the first day of the conference yet.  Today was the NGO consultation day.  It consisted of three panel discussions.  The purpose of the consultation day is to help NGO participants become comfortable with the issues and to get us excited about the upcoming conference. 

Engaging Men and Boys

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I have been in New York City for the last week now attending the 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). One concept that has been prevalent throughout this year's CSW is engaging men and boys in the process of ending violence against women. The Canadian government hosted a side event yesterday on this topic.  We saw great examples of male role models, such as the BC Lions, being vocal on this issue and spreading their message to high school students across BC.

Walking a Mile in Her Shoes

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Men in heels – leopard print, bright pink, shiny red – is a rare sight in Churchill Square on workday. On Tuesday, September 11 hundreds of brave men in heels gathered for the YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

The men were utterly confused about how to wear heels – with socks, pantyhose or barefoot? Men were uncertain how to style a pair of pumps – understated with a business suit? Or styled casually with jeans? The event was lighthearted with lots of laughs. An entire football team charging at you in heels is beyond funny (and a little scary).