Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women

Join Zonta's Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls "Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women", an international campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.

The campaign officially began with the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence in November 2012. Today the campaign continues to feature the actions of Zonta International's more than 1,200 clubs in 67 countries to prevent and end violence against women and girls in their local communities. It also highlights Zonta International's ongoing efforts through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women Program and through Zonta's partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.

The Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign will take place from November 25 - December 10 to correspond with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. During these 16 days, Zontians are encouraged to participate in actions with your Zonta club to show Zonta's collective commitment to ending violence against women and girls.   BUT every 25th of the month we wear orange to promote the legislative awareness saying NO to Gender Violence.  Won't you join us in doing so too?

 

Conviction ---------Commitment----------Courage

We are a member-driven organizationOur values are our strengthOur projects and programs give us convictionOur commitment is the driving force of all our actionsOur vision and mission give us the courage

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Zonta Club of Fredericksburg made big plans again to promote the awareness of this important campaign. This year we focused our awareness campaign in the schools of Fredericksburg and by contacting our local and state government representatives. We met with Dr. Joe Rodriguez, the superintendent of FISD, and he was amenable to the projects we planned which were executed in the elementary & middle schools with the staff only and in the high school with the student body. A “Walk in Her Footsteps” theme has been proposed for the high school. This project will included Orange Paper Footprints lining the main hallway at the school for a visual impact for the students to see during the 16 Days of Activism.  The students and staff wrote a word of encouragement on the footprint and then posted it along the walls of the main hall. With great participation (and anticipation) we should saw a wall of orange shining an awareness to “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women.” 

In the lower grades we had the staff members write “Relate-able Role Model” letters supporting The Girl’s Empowerment Network (GEN) in Austin.  Many Zonta Clubs in our District 10 participated in the writing of the letters.   It was wonderful to have the over 100 FISD staff help in getting the word out to young girls aged 13-18 as they can be influenced by social media sometimes in the wrong direcion.  These letters were all words of encouragement to let young ladies know there are outlets for education and knowledge growth.  All letters will be mailed together to GEN as a group.