Zonta Club of Pori I wraps statues in orange scarves to bring awareness to violence against women

The Zonta Club of Pori I in Finland wrapped orange scarves around statues in the city of Pori.

The goal of the activity is to get people to ask what the orange scarf is and what it means, spreading awareness that women and girls are still victims of violence.

In Finland, 30% of women have been victims of physical and/or
sexual violence by a partner since the age of 15, the European Institute for Gender Equality reports.

Therefore, District 20 has made intimate partner violence a focus of its advocacy efforts. During the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, Zontians in Finland arrange various actions to advocate on behalf of violence survivors.

The Zonta Club of Pori joined with Soroptimist International Pori for an Orange Days event on 28 November in the Pori Market Square.

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