In the News: Noosa says no to violence

The Zonta Club of Noosa will again stage a walk as part of its international anti-violence campaign, Zonta Says No.

This event is part of 16 Days of Activism held in collaboration with Zontians worldwide and aimed at a local, national and international level to influence the creation and implementation of laws, and to change gender-based attitudes and behaviours to end violence against women and girls. In Australia, one woman in three has experienced physical or sexual assault in her lifetime.

This year’s event is a twilight walk and candlelight vigil to be held on Sunday 28 November from 5.30pm at the Lions Park River Stage on Gympie Terrace.

Noosa police officer in charge Ben Carroll will speak about local violence against women, followed by an update from Zonta Noosa president Margie Fisher on Zonta International’s efforts to assist abused women and girls – particularly those affected by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

Tealight candles will be distributed for attendees to carry on a short walk along the river and upon return to the River Stage, the lights will be placed in 50 odd empty shoes, symbolising the Australian women who have been violently killed this year. The event will end with a minute’s silent vigil.

Zonta Club of Noosa invites you to wear orange and come walk with us to show support of women around the world by attending our event at Lions Park.

From 25 November to 10 December, Zonta Noosa will be spreading the word about this important topic. Look for the Noosa Says No banner in Lions Park, visit our information stands at the Noosa Library and Bendigo Bank, like us on Facebook and follow our journey for those 16 days.

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