The Zonta Club of Sundsvall, Sweden, arranged an alternative Zonta Says NO to Violence campaign this year due to COVID-19.
The club had the opportunity to temporarily use a store in one of the city center malls, where a gender-based violence in close relationships exhibition was complied.
Among other things, club members painted 279 shoes orange, which symbolized the number of reported gender-based crimes in their small town in 2019. They also made a poster with the message, “Help Us Help” with a bank account number to support the action to stop gender-based violence in close relationships.
At the end of the exhibition, after 16 informative days, they reached a total amount of 10 000 SEK (US$1,000) for Zonta’s upcoming projects, without their physical presence at the mall.