The Zonta Club of Glens Falls, USA, collaborated with SUNY Adirondack, the City of Glens Falls, Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls National Bank, Catholic Charities, the Glens Falls Collaborative and approximately 14 Glens Falls businesses for its Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.
The Glens Falls business and non-profit community will support the campaign by displaying
Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women posters in their windows. The Glens Falls Department of Public Works volunteered to hang flagpole posters on Glen Street through the help of Mayor Daniel Hall.
Some businesses will have giveaways “shining a light on violence” with orange to educate the public on the issue, as well as where and how to get help if someone is in need.
In addition, the Zonta club has collaborated with a breadth of community partners to bring total awareness to ensure that women’s rights are recognized as human rights, and no woman lives in fear of violence.
The Domestic Violence Project of Warren & Washington Counties, a program of Catholic
Charities, is contributing a community-wide display of the Silent Witness Project, a national
memorial honoring women and others who were murdered in acts of domestic violence. This
exhibit—on view locally during the 16 Days of Activism at SUNY Adirondack, and Glens Falls
Hospital—features red, life-size silhouettes. Each figure conveys the story of a local woman’s
life and death. The Uncounted Woman figure bears witness to those whose deaths have not
In 1990, women artists in Minnesota first created and launched the Silent Witness Project to
memorialize the 26 women murdered in acts of domestic violence in the state that year, and to
protest and spur public action to stop the killings.