Zonta clubs in France spread awareness, honor victims of violence against women

On 25 November, the Zonta Clubs of Montferrier Olympe de Gouges and Montpellier Castelnau hosted a demonstration at Place de la Comédie in Montpellier, France.

The purpose of the event was to spread awareness of violence against women and girls. In 2015, 122 women died at the hands of their partner in France.

Associations that help abused women gave people information about emergency care, hotlines and helplines, shelters, mentoring and support programs. Many questions were asked and answered.

The best way to prevent violence against women and girls is to teach children gender respect and equality. T-shirts promoting this concept were offered for sale.

People gathered by live music were invited to fix yellow roses on a big cartoon Z. There were 122 flowers for the deaths of 122 women.

After speeches by politicians and Zonta members, 122 orange balloons were released in the sunny sky.

Local press and radio stations covered the event.zonta-clubs-montferrier-olympe-de-gouges-and-montpellier-castelnau

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