Zonta Club of Redcliffe Area Inc advocates for domestic violence survivors with signs in public restrooms

Zonta Club of Redcliffe Area Inc

Luke Howarth, Federal Member for Petrie, holds one of the Zonta Club of Redcliffe Area Inc’s signs with Gail Symons, the club’s vice president.

The Zonta Club of Redcliffe Area Inc, Australia, in District 22, is involving its community in the 16 Days of Activism.

The club had Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women signs installed on the doors of each cubicle in female public toilets in the Redcliffe Region.

The signs are a prominent orange color and list the toll-free phone number for DVConnect Womensline, the only statewide telephone service in Queensland that offers women who are experiencing domestic or family violence 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  

The Moreton Bay Regional Council installed 100 signs for free during the 16 Days of Activism last year. The Zonta club is extending the initiative this year and has begun installing the signs in sporting clubs and a hotel.

“I am proud to support the Zonta Club of Redcliffe,” says Luke Howarth, Federal Member for Petrie. “They are a great support network for our community.”

He continued: “Real men don’t hit women. Real men don’t abuse women. I am calling for men in our community to be real men and take responsibly for their thoughts, their words and their actions.”

Zonta club members also marched in a local White Ribbon Day march on Friday, 24 November, and held a free breakfast on Saturday, 25 November.

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