In support of the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign and during the 16 Days of Activism campaign, the Zonta Club of Hong Kong designated 9 December Service and Advocacy Day.
An event for the day was held at the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre and formed part of the club’s joint project with the centre, including the award-winning project “Action for Love and Community” and the “Love Yourself — Well-being Enhancement,” a women empowerment project for single-parent families. This project was created following the club’s survey on the wellness of low-income working women.
The event was well attended by over 100 participants including fellow Zontains wearing orange, beneficiaries sharing their experience, as well as social workers sharing the work they have undertaken in terms of raising awareness of violence against women.
The Zonta Club of Hong Kong is planning to host one or two new projects with the centre next year.