The Zonta Club of Manila III, Philippines actively participated in the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women and the 16 Days of Activism.
On 22 November, 11 club members joined other local Zonta clubs to participate in a Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women walk/march at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. The walk was initiated by Area 1 Director Lia Bautist.
Club members also attended a women’s empowerment forum hosted by the Zonta Club of Greater Rizal I. There were several prominent figures in attendance, including the Mayor of San Juan City, local television journalists and local radio journalist. The event garnered local press.
Aside from the media coverage, the club printed Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women stickers and placed them on jeeps and bikes around the villages. With the campaign gaining attention, the message of ending violence against women was far reaching, creating a lasting impact on the community.