Who is care?
CARE Australia is an international humanitarian aid organisation that concentrates on empowering women and girls to fight global poverty providing economic opportunities and addressing discrimination by working with both women and men to achieve gender equality.
CARE believes that strong empowered women who have the capacity and freedom to choose their own path will lift themselves, their families and communities out of poverty. Taking a grass-roots approach and aspirational guidance from communities, CARE help to address the underlying causes of poverty and advocates for global responsibility. Last year, CARE helped 122 million people across 84 countries.
Walk in Her Shoes ChallengeHow long would it take you to walk 8km (10,000 steps) carrying 20 kilograms of water on your back or head? Could you even do it? For millions of African women this is the harsh reality; walking hours each day to collect what they need to survive. Every hour spent walking reduces the amount of time women and girls could spend overcoming poverty by getting an education, accessing health services or earning an income.
Walk In Her Shoes is CARE Australia’s annual fundraising event that encourages Australian’s from all corners to walk 10,000 steps a day for one week engaging them in the plight of women and girls in developing countries. The funds raised for CARE initiatives support programs that help shrink the distance women and girls have to travel by supplying clean water and food closer to home. The hours gained would give them the chance to gain the skills needed to remove themselves and their communities from poverty.
From the 18th – 24th of March thousands of Australians will participate in the challenge taking the first step to raise awareness and funds for women, girls and communities in developing countries. The partnership between The Body Shop and CARE provides a great opportunity to engage thousands of Australians in the plight of women and girls in developing countries.
Visit www.walkinhershoes.org.au today to register! You can buy your CARE pedometer to count your 10,000 steps in any The Body Shop store for just $9.95.