From: syracuse.com, powered by The Post-Standard:
Zonta Club of Syracuse, along with members of the local community, recently participated in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence – an international campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.
“We cannot and must not ignore the fact that violence against women and girls is still pervasive in all kinds of countries and societies, with one in three girls impacted during their lifetime,” said Zonta International President Lynn McKenzie
The Zonta Club of Syracuse displayed a ‘Zonta Says NO’ banner at the Destiny USA Mall and worked to raise awareness of the domestic violence situation by handing out orange ribbons, bracelets and pens to keep the issue at top of mind awareness. People who visited the Zonta table were encouraged to attend Vera House’s Report to the Community to hear the challenges and strides made in domestic violence right in our very own community.
Since June 2012, the Zonta International Foundation has raised more than $600,000 to fight violence against women. Zonta International’s ongoing efforts to end violence against women and girls are carried out through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Originating in Buffalo, NY, Syracuse was one of the charter club locations.