Zonta Club of Burg Staufenberg/Giessen Area brings awareness to child marriage in its city’s center

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Photo: Giessener Anzeiger/Wissner

The Zonta Club of Burg Staufenberg/Giessen Area in Germany, District 28,  set up an information booth in the center of town and distributed balloons to children and little bags containing sweets and information about the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign and Zonta’s project to end child marriage.

About 20 members were present and they all wore orange scarves. The event, which was covered in the local media, increase the visibility of Zonta in the region. It also brought the Zontians in direct contact with the public and gave them the opportunity to explain how Zonta is working to eliminate gender-based violence and end child marriage.

“The action ‘Orange Your City’ draws attention to this problem and the victims. With the color orange together we say no to violence against women and girls and thus set a mark like many other cities,” Ursula Herrmann, the club’s president, told Giessener Anzeiger.

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