Italian Rugby Federation presents Italian Zonta clubs with award for 16 Days of Activism

The FIR (Italian Rugby Federation)  presented Zonta Club in Italy for advocacy activities during the 16 Days of Activism as part of the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.

The award was presented on 26 November in Padova, before the international match of Italy vs. Tonga. There were about 30,000 spectators in the crowd, and another 50,000 viewed the event on television. A large banner that said, “NO TO VIOLENCE AGAISNT WOMEN” was on display at the match.

The FIR presented the Zonta clubs a symbolic but significant gift of the ball from the 2015 Italy vs. New Zealand match, with signatures of the Italian and Tonga champions.

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The award recognizes the advocacy work the Italian Zonta clubs have participated in to fight all forms of violence against women, as well as their work in building a culture of respect of human rights.

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