The Zonta Club of Bendigo, Australia, joined with local government, police and community agencies to organize a well-attended community event and march on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is also White Ribbon Day.
Author J.M. Yates shared a powerful message regarding the impact of family violence on children and told her own story of abuse as a child.
Psychotherapist Hugh Martin called upon all those in attendance, especially the men and boys, to eliminate gender-biased language and behaviors, which underpin family violence.
Club members, dressed in orange t-shirts, sold white ribbons and promoted Zonta’s role in eliminating violence against women.