- Najja Parker The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
On Saturday morning, many Atlantans gathered in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood for a walk to advocate for women’s empowerment.
Hosted by the humanitarian agency CARE, the two-mile stroll along the Beltline gathered people of all ages, who marched with signs and made donations for women and girls in need around the world.
Organizers wanted to “raise awareness and work together to help women and girls escape poverty, receive the food and water they need to be healthy, to have the power to live a life free of violence and to go to school so they can live their lives to their full potential,” the group said on its site.
CARE has received $102,316 of its $700,000 goal, and walks are taking place all across the globe within the next few days, including in Canada.
In ATL, people flocked to Twitter to share some of the scenes from Saturday’s event using the trending hashtag #WalkInHerShoes. Check out some of the moments.