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Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women

Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women – 16 K’s for 16 Days Campaign


The Zonta Club of Rotorua is asking the local community to “Imagine a World Free From Violence”, as part of its annual ‘Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women’ campaign. Clubs members are riding 16 k’s for 16 days to highlight the 16 days of activism against gender violence (White Ribbon Day November 25th to December 10th).

Organiser Robyn Cowley said, “We are riding to highlight the need for the whole community to take ownership of this New Zealand problem. We have received tremendous support as we’ve ridden the cycleways of Rotorua with lots of smiles, high fives, waves and encouraging words.”

Club members will also join other community groups this Saturday 28th at the White Ribbon Whanau Day, organised by Rotorua Safer Families. Zonta members will walk from the IMAGINE sign in Kuirau Park, starting at 11.45 am, along the Green Corridor to Hinemaru Street, where they will meet up with other community groups to be welcomed onto the Lakefront Village Green. “We will be carrying our distinctive orange ‘Zonta Say NO’ timber dolls and would be thrilled if members of the community joined us”, said Mrs Cowley.

Launched in 2012, the ‘Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women’ campaign is a call to action to end violence against women and girls in communities around the world. Each year, nearly 1,200 Zonta clubs in 67 countries unite at this time for this very important cause. Further information on the campaign is available at www.zontasaysno.com

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals working to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. Zonta envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognised as human rights and every woman and girl is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence. To learn more, visit www.zonta.org

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