Robert Carroll will walk from Toowoomba to Brisbane in women's shoes to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Robert Carroll will walk from Toowoomba to Brisbane in women's shoes to raise awareness about domestic violence. Contributed

Walking to Brisbane in her shoes to fight violence

HE'S going to turn a negative into a positive by walking from Toowoomba to Brisbane in women's shoes.

Robert Carroll's ex-wife was murdered and in response he wants to make a change in the way the community views violent crimes like murder, bullying and domestic violence.

The Springfield Lakes resident is walking in women's shoes symbolically to show that men understand the plight of women suffering from crime.

Mr Carroll will start the walk from Toowoomba on July 3 and hopes to arrive in Brisbane on July 10.

He has been joined by Laidley resident Lynell Crowther in his campaign against violent crime and suicide.

They both belong to the organisation Small Rights BIG Changes.

They are asking residents to share with them their stories, shoes and toys.

The stories can be in written or in video form and anonymous if required.

The shoes and toys will be displayed on the lawns of Parliament House.

They are asking for shoes from victims and emergency services personnel including police, paramedics and doctors.

"We want them to get them involved because they are secondary victims," Ms Crowther said. "We want to start the conversation."

Ms Crowther said the mayors of Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley and Ipswich were supportive of the anti-violence initiative.

Toowoomba to Brisbane

To get involved visit Small Rights - BIG Changes.


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