Zonta Club of Wellington hosts women’s safety speaker, learns self defense skills

The Zonta Club of Wellington continued its focus on the Zonta Says NO campaign at its August meeting when it hosted Sue Lytollis, from Women’s Refuge to be its guest speaker.

Sue is passionate about defending women’s rights especially the right to safety and a life free from violence. Sue reminded the club that as adults, they need to be very careful about the messages they send girls when discussing violence. Members need to encourage girls to talk with an adult if they are concerned about their safety, rather than have them be afraid to tell adults how they are feeling.

Sue not only talked about violence against women, she demonstrated some women’s self defense skills, which the members eagerly practiced! Throat releases and the punch were some of the techniques.

A great occasion which combined fun, and some practical skills! 

 

Below: Members practice the punch self defense move.Wellington

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