THE ZONTA CLUB OF BRAMPTON-CALEDON SUPPORTS 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM
As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, instances of gender-based violence are on the rise. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we work together to end violence against women and girls. During the 16 Days of Activism, 25 November–10 December, Zonta clubs and districts in 63 countries will take part in the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign and to take local, national and international actions to influence the creation and implementation of laws, as well as changing gender-based attitudes and behaviors to end violence against women and girls.
For 100 years, Zonta International has contributed to help achieve a world free of violence against women and girls through service and advocacy. Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations and a global epidemic. It includes psychological, physical and sexual violence, and harmful practices such as rape, female genital cutting, child marriage and human trafficking. Violence against women and girls threatens countries, inhibits economic progress, and prevents women from contributing to their community and creating better lives for themselves and their families.
The Zonta Club of Brampton-Caledon has been serving this community for 46 years and we have observed that domestic violence calls to police have more than doubled in the last five years in Peel Region, according to police statistics.
Club members will use social media to regularly encourage changes to gender-based attitudes and behaviors in order to end violence against women. We will feature:
- Community leaders’ photographs taken with our Zonta Says No banner
- Daily suggestions to help focus specific actions and raise awareness for all those who support the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign
- Photos and videos of orange-illuminated municipal buildings which commence on November 25, which we will share with iconic landmarks such as Toronto CN Tower, 3DToronto Sign and Toronto City Hall and other monuments and bridges aglow in Orange across Canada – “Coast to Coast “
- Information and pictures about how Zonta supports our local womens’ shelters, anti-human trafficking, protective organizations, and educational programs
Additionally, in November, we will be partnering with Brampton Improvement Association to blanket downtown Brampton with posters and information.
Contact: Lori Robinson Robinson.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and media coverage opportunities.
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