Zonta clubs in Mumbai unite say NO to violence against women during 16 Days of Activism

Zonta Clubs of Bombay 1 and 3

The Zonta Clubs of Bombay I and Bombay III in India, District 25, joined together for many activities during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

On 27 November, the senior students of a high school participated in an art competition focused on Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women. The drawings were very imaginative and colorful and the message was well-conveyed.

On 28 November, Zontians, students and teachers of Lady Engineer High School had a peace march carrying placards – Say NO to Violence against Women, Stop Child Marriages, Enhance Status of Women and Importance of Education. The march ended with a street play by the children depicting all types of violence against women and raising their voices against them. The event was covered by the media on a local news channel.

On 30 November a talk was organized for the Zonta club members, teachers and higher grade school students on the topic of Judicial Rights of Women in India. The speaker was Ms. Faranaz Karbhari, an eminent advocate of the Bombay High Court. In a one-hour presentation, she explained the various social, economic, civil and criminal laws for women for women to seek justice. Special emphasis was given to female infanticide and child marriage.

On 4 December, the Zontians, along with the NGO Save the Children India, held a workshop on saying no to violence against women for 32 girls from the slums of Mumbai and survivors of human trafficking.

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