Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley undertakes multiple initiatives to address gender-based violence

The Zonta Club of Santa Clarity Valley, California, joined forces with their Z club at Golden Valley High School to host a Zoom workshop, “Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships.” Experts discussed characteristics of a healthy relationship, recognizing an unhealthy relationship, preventing dating violence and how the community can help. The workshop was open to students, parents, educators and members of the community.

The club also launched a new project, “Human Trafficking Survivor Backpacks,” which has already gained support from Zonta members and the community. Supporters purchase personal care items from an Amazon Charity Wish List. The items are then packed into backpacks, which are carried by law enforcement to be given to rescued survivors of human trafficking.

For the 16 Days of Activism, the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, California also launched a social media campaign. Each day, the club posts about violence against women, including bullying, murdered and missing indigenous women, the Red Dress Project, female genital mutilation, human trafficking and human slavery, domestic violence and child marriage. Club members also wrote a series of articles on the club website to mirror the social media campaign.

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