Dundas Data Visualization, a Toronto based data visualization company, created an animated infographic for the 2013 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event in Toronto.
Normally known for their dashboards, and dashboard creation platform Dundas Dashboard, they veered from their usual data visualizations by building an animated infographic that focuses on domestic abuse and violence against women statistics within Canada. The infographic was display on large screens in Toronto's Yonge & Dundas square during the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, which was organized by the White Ribbon Campaign.
“For all the great work that goes on behind closed doors at Dundas, it’s important that we ensure that we’re contributing at an equal rate to our community,” explained Scott Benzie, Vice President of Marketing at Dundas Data Visualization. “Dundas is proud to have provided data visualizations to such a great cause. We look forward to continually participating in such events.”
About Walk A Mile In Her Shoes:
Frank Baird created Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® in 2001. What started out as a small group of men daring to totter around a park has grown to become a world-wide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs.
In 2007, Frank formed Venture Humanity, Inc, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Venture Humanity, Inc. develops peace, violence prevention and community projects. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a Venture Humanity, Inc. project.
Their mission is to create a unique and powerful public experience that educates individuals and communities about the causes of sexualized violence, provides them with prevention and remediation strategies and empowers them to further develop and implement these knowledges and skills interpersonally and politically.
About the White Ribbon Campaign:
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
Starting in 1991, they asked men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Since then the White Ribbon has spread to over 60 countries around the world.
They work to examine the root causes of gender-based violence and create a cultural shift that helps bring us to a future without violence.
Their vision is for a masculinity that embodies the best qualities of being human. They believe that men are part of the solution and part of a future that is safe and equitable for all people.