In the news: Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley creates awareness of domestic violence with red dress display


Seven red dresses hung outside of KHTS Radio on Tuesday as part of an annual “Red Dress Project” display honoring seven Santa Clarita women who were killed by domestic abuse.

“We’re glad to participate in the Red Dress Project event,” said KHTS Radio Owner Carl Goldman.“It’s a powerful way to send a critical message to our valley.”

Throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the campaign is aimed toward bringing awareness to domestic violence in the community and is part of the annual Zonta says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.

“Yes, domestic violence is in Santa Clarita,” said Susan Hayward, a member of the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, USA. “The dresses are red because of the blood that was spilled during the time that they were abused.”

The project is put on by the city of Santa Clarita, along with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley and the domestic violence program of the Child and Family Center.

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