Men wear high heels while marching against abuse

Vanessa Leffler

Photos by Vanessa Leffler

Men, women and families supported the International Men’s March on Saturday to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The event was sponsored by Valley Trauma Center, Sherman Oaks Galleria and the Chronicle Business Group of CSUN, and was held at the Sherman Oaks Galleria fountain. Men led the march in high heels to get the feeling of walking in “her” shoes.

High heels were provided and worn by most men to support the cause and get the word out about gender violence. A rally took place at 11 a.m. and the event concluded at noon with a march that stopped traffic on Ventura Boulevard, from Sepulveda Boulevard to Columbus Avenue. All proceeds for the event will go to benefit the Valley Trauma Center to help, heal and educate others on the issue.