In the News: Zonta Club of Kauai invites community to join Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign

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Zonta Club members on Kauai show off their banner saying no to violence against women. From left are Edie Ignacio Neumiller, Marge Akana, Laura Cristobal Andersland, MaBel Fujiuchi, Dimples Kano, Josie Cortez, Neva Olson, Sue Kanoho and Laura Peters. Back row from left, Carla Kaser, Jeanette Bonilla, Jo Grande and Marg Navarro. | The Garden Island

At the Zonta Club of Kauai’s General Membership meeting, the members supported the ZONTA SAYS NO to Violence Against Women by unveiling their new Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women banner.  (The below article was published in The Garden Island Newspaper, Kauai Hawaii.)

Zonta Club of Kauai joins national campaign against domestic violence

The Garden Island

WAILUA — Zonta Club of Kauai is saying no — no to violence against women. We want to stop domestic violence if we can,” said Edie Ignacio Neumiller, club member.

During its meeting Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai, the club unveiled its banner that clearly stated its stance and joined a national campaign.

Throughout the 16 Days of Activism, Nov. 25 to this Saturday, the “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women” campaign encourages all Zonta clubs and districts to participate by sharing their new and ongoing actions to end violence against women and girls.

Zonta Club of Kauai invites the community to join the international effort.

“There’s been awareness,” Neumiller said. “We want to move toward action, resources and helping other women.”

The Kauai club is looking to partner with other groups to share its mission. Through Saturday, members plan to promote awareness of domestic violence. “Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations and a global epidemic,” according to a press release. “It knows no national or cultural barriers and affects millions of women and girls in peacetime and conflict.”

 

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