Men Step Out in High Heels to Raise Funds for Women's Shelters

The money earned will go to victims of domestic violence.

These Canadian men stepped out in fancy footwear for a good cause. 

Dozens of members of Parliament walked in pink high heels last week in a bid to end violence against women. 

The event took place as part of the Hope in High Heels campaign, which encourages boys and men to walk in a show of support in ending violence against women.

All men that participate collect pledges that go toward women’s shelters in the region and crisis services for women and child victims of abuse.

The walk, which is hosted by Halton Women’s Place, is in its eighth year. 

“The message is simple — we will not end violence against women and children if boys and men are not included in the conversation and part of the solution,” Member of Parliament for Burlington Karina Gould said in a statement. “Having this event in Ottawa encourages all members of Parliament, senators and their staff to show Canadians that we are united in this fight.”