Zonta Club of Brussel Zavel advocates ending violence against women on Orange Day

As a recurring yearly tradition, the Zonta Club of Brussel Zavel, Belgium, organized a Zonta Says NO to Violence against Women’ moment of momentum in Brussels.

On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the club succeeded—in collaboration with the Cabinet of the Mayor of the Capital of Brussels, Philippe Close—to have all ‘Grand Place’ buildings colored in orange.  

BrusselsBlogt published an interview with Régine Claeys, president of the Zonta Club of Brussel Zavel. Click here to read it.

On 25 November, under the lead of members Dominique Walravens and Annelie Mertens, the club gathered at the Grand Place with their orange face masks from the Zonta Club of Dendermonde, orange umbrellas and flyers. With respect to the gathering ban and the strengthened COVID-19 measures, the club was under the supervision of the local police and State Security.

That morning on Radio 1’s program, “De Ochtend met Ruth Joos,” an interview took place that brought violence against women under the radar. The scope of Zonta’s activities were made more tangible, which helps the club make a difference.

The club also put together a short video summarizing their actions.

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