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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls in our local communities and around the world!