In their effort to stop domestic violence against women and girls, the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) is partnering with the Domestic Violence Resource Center and the Zonta Club of Greater Reno for a community-wide observance during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
“In 2012, Zonta International created a worldwide campaign to support the 16 Days movement, called Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women,” said Joy Orlich, President, Zonta Club of Greater Reno. “The signature color is orange, and events will be held in over 60 countries around the world, with one message, ‘Let’s end gender violence’!”
From Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to Thursday, December 10, 2020, NCEDSV, the Domestic Violence Resource Center, and Zonta Club of Greater Reno raised awareness of gender violence to inspire community involvement through the dedicated actions below:
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAG), on November 25, 2020, kicked off the 16 days of activism. IDEVAG aimed to raise awareness through the 2020 UNiTE Campaign Theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” with the UN Women organization.
On November 30, 2020, the Zonta Club of Greater Reno and the Domestic Violence Resource Center partnered together for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Virtual Event – “How do we say NO to Gender Violence?” This interactive forum was a Facebook live-streamed event that included a panel of local experts and service providers, where viewers were invited to “Add your Voice” to the conversation, via posts and chat box comments.
This year, for Giving Tuesday, NCEDSV teamed up with The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) to encourage communities to take part in supporting survivors and domestic violence organizations by using the #GiveForDV hashtag.https://thisisreno.com/2020/12/nevada-coalition-to-end-domestic-and-sexual-violence-aims-to-end-violence-against-women-through-16-days-of-activism-sponsored/