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Zonta Says No
A campaign to end violence against women and girls
“Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” is a Zonta International campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.
The campaign, which began in November 2012, features the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs and districts to prevent and end violence against women and girls in their local communities. It also highlights Zonta International’s ongoing efforts to end violence against women and girls through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.
Building off the 2012 16 Days of Activism and the theme of the 2013 CSW – elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. Take a look at Zonta Says NO campaign web page.
Service and Advocacy Booklet 2015-2016
Kick off to 16 Days of Activism - Turning Niagara Falls Orange!!
16 Days of Activism Project
“Leaving Dorian” is a book by Linda Dynel, a Lockport author, has been writing as long as she can remember, but she didn’t plan for her first book to be a primer about the domestic violence that racked her life. She calls her book “Leaving Dorian” a memoir of hope, and it is being read by those who run domestic shelters or who work with victims of spousal abuse.
One club participated in the 16 Days of Activism by purchasing some of her Linda's books. We donated them to various organizations in hopes of spreading her powerful message to not only the victims of domestic abuse, but those who assist them.
We also collect items at our meetings to create "Bags of Hope". The contents vary from personal items (soap, toothpaste, combs), to clothing (hats, scarves and gloves), to household items (towels and sheets), to non perishable food items. They items in the "Bags of Hope" are based on the specific needs identified by each organization.
Cathy at the Magdalene Project accepting 5-bags of personal care items and Leaving Dorian Book during our 16 Days of Activism.