The Zonta Club of Pforzheim, Germany, in District 30, worked with a local theater to spread awareness of gender-based violence on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The theater’s entrance was lit in orange, and Zontians gathered with handouts, flyers and posters addressing violence against women and domestic violence.
The play that night was The Trojan Woman, a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides about the fates of the women of Troy after their city was ransacked and they were about to be taken away as slaves. Many of the 400 theatergoers engaged in conversations with Zontians on the topic of gender-based violence.
After the performance, there was a panel discussion with the producer, several actresses and Zontians. The press coverage was successful and an additional way to spread the campaign.