Zonta Club of Cebu II in the Philippines, in collaboration with its local government unit (LGU) partner, the City of Mandaue, continued with its commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism to eliminate violence against women in the community. An integral part of the communication drive was a massive information dissemination campaign calling the public to stop violence in all forms.
To widely disperse the message that it is imperative for everyone to say NO to gender-based violence, Zonta Club of Cebu II installed more than 50 banners measuring 3ft x 5ft in all 27 districts (barangays) of Mandaue City. The tarpaulins, visibly mounted in the government centers of each district, featured the message Stop Violence Against Women with photos of 100 women calling for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls in their respective communities and neighborhoods.
Mayor of Mandaue City, Jonas Cortes, gives full support for a more inclusive City promoting equality among all constituents. “Until the violence stops, we will continue to focus all our resources for Gender and Development programs in Mandaue and push for equality for all,” he said.