The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg, USA, has partnered with the Fredericksburg Fire Department, Fredericksburg Police and Sheriff’s Department and Fredericksburg EMS to say “NO” to violence against women and girls during the recent Zonta Says NO campaign.
For 100 years, Zonta International has contributed to achieving a world free of violence against women and girls through service and advocacy. Locally, the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg participates each year in a 16-day campaign, running from 25 November to 10 December, to remind their community that gender-based violence and trafficking is not only a worldwide problem, but also a local issue.
On 16 November, as one of his first duties as their new mayor, Charlie Kiehne signed a proclamation declaring 25 November as Say NO to Violence Against Women Day in Fredericksburg, Texas. The support of their mayor, along with the Fredericksburg Police Department, Fire Department and EMS is truly appreciated by the club. Their campaign slogan this year is “Red and Blue back the Orange”.
The club’s campaign, which started nine years ago, continues to grow and evolve each year. It is amazing how much of a difference each action has made for various communities, families and women.