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Zonta Says NO
A campaign to end violence against women and girls

“Zonta Says  NO” 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 and will continue through December 2013, will feature the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs and districts to prevent and end violence against women and girls in their local communities.  It will also highlight 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.

Zonta Says NO has two phases.  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 – the Zonta Says NO campaign invites all Zonta clubs and districts to participate by sharing their new and ongoing actions to end violence against women and girls between now and November 2013.  These actions will be featured on a special Zonta Says NO campaign web page and official social media pages. The second phase will feature one common action by Zonta clubs and districts around the world in November 2013 to illustrate the collective commitment of Zonta’s nearly 30,000 members to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.

25 November and the 16 Days of Activism

What is 25 November? On this date, Zonta seeks to engage our 30,000 members to participate in a common day of activism in unity with the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the subsequent 16 Days of Activism. While clubs are encouraged to take action throughout all 16 days, we will build awareness with an activism-focused day worldwide. Participating in this day helps us send a stronger, more impactful message and increases Zonta’s visibility.

16 Days of Activism is a global campaign to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels, and demonstrate the solidarity of women around the world organizing in opposition to violence against women.

Please join us! 

To learn more about Zonta Says NO, please refer to the Campaign Starter Kit and Campaign FAQs.  If you still have questions about how you, your club or your district can participate, please email pr@zonta.org.  Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls in our local communities and around the world!

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Margaret Hinks

    The Zonta Club of Melton members will be forwarding messages re Zonta Says No via their favourite social media, as Service Committee Chairperson I am asking that they forwarded these messages on to those in their contact list.
    Margaret Hinks
    Service committee
    Zonta Club of Melton

  2. Willemijn Nieuwenhuis

    ‘No’ on violence on the vulnerable women and say ‘Yess’ to closing the gap on vulnerability.

    Help develop all people to stong responsable beings.
    Start with developing the people close to you

  3. Imrana shahidullah

    we are having a press conference on 25th at 3:00pm and launching the 16 day of activism. Rally with Zonta slogan with” Zonta Says NO” posters marching at the main street,all 6 Zonta Dhaka Dist.25 Area -2 members to join. Stickers with” Zonta Says NO “and posters are hanging them on public bus stations, malls, collages, universities and offices. Giving Orange Zonta Says NO ribbons in malls, collages,universities and offices. All club Members are active and participating during 25th-10th Dec 2013.


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