GMC’s MDG-focused action Put Yourself in My Shoes to visit mall in Barcelona
26 February - After its first performance on the International Day of the Child in 2010, the Put Yourself in My Shoes (PYIMS) exhibit will be held during an entire week in one of Barcelona’s biggest shopping malls. The stunt in Barcelona will be a coordinated effort of the GMC members and it is then expected to travel to Zaragoza, where it will be led by World Vision Spain, and then to Madrid.
Put Yourself in My Shoes is an awareness-raising campaign that aims at galvanizing public opinion to demand stronger political commitment to child rights. Originally conceived by the GMC’s Secretariat and The Love Comes Foundation, it is now a joint campaign available for all GMC partners to show across Spain.
At the exhibit both adults and children have the opportunity to actively get involved by participating in its shoe-cutting workshop and signing a petition to José Luís Rodríguez-Zapatero, Spain’s Prime Minister.
The action is an exhibit of worn-down ragged children’s shoes collected from different parts of the world displaying the story behind the child that wore them thus bringing to the fore the fundamental rights these children are entitled to.
Led by GMC partners, the campaign will visit a number of cities in Spain and will then be offered to other European countries to show.