Zonta Club says NO to violence

Courtesy Photo Zonta Club members, from left to right, Denise Tobias, Lisa VanHorn, Sue Latuszek and Cindy Gabara proudly display a banner promoting the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, located in front of the Alpena County Annex building.

Zonta Club of Alpena and Zonta Club of Alpena Tri-County have displayed a banner promoting the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, located in front of the Alpena County Annex building. This is the third year the banner has been displayed, along with orange flags representing the number of domestic violence cases filed within the county during the current year.

Launched in 2012, the campaign has raised awareness of the global pandemic of women’s rights violations and has united Zonta clubs worldwide in conducting impactful advocacy actions to fight violence against women and gender inequality. During the 16 Days of Activism, November 25 to December 10, all Zonta clubs and districts are encouraged to take part in the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign and to take local, national and international actions to influence the making and implementation of laws, as well as changing gender-based attitudes and behaviors to end violence against women.

In 2018, the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign will focus on child marriage, one of the worst obstacles girls are facing globally and a severe human rights violation. Zonta clubs around the world are called upon to create awareness of this harmful practice among their members and the public.