The Zonta Club of Gawler Inc, Australia, in District 23, is supporting the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign in multiple ways.
Club members are distributing white ribbons to local businesses for them to hang in their windows to support ending gender-based violence and continuing its project with local schools where students create art about expecting respect.
Wearing orange Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women t-shirts, the club recently met at a local cafe, joined by Mayor Karen Redman.
“It is such an important message to get out, and we need to change our culture as Australians, because the statistics are terrible surrounding domestic and family violence,” Redman told The Buniyip.
“One of the biggest groups of rising homelessness is women and children, who are fleeing violence, and that it is not okay.
“A really important role of the connected local council is to advocate for issues that are important, and need advocating for, and this is one.
“I (also), certainly, feel as a female mayor that it resonates in a very powerful way for me.”