To mark the start of Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, Zonta clubs across Brisbane and the South East of Queensland, Australia, joined together for a walk on 24 November.
In partnership with the Brisbane City Council, Brisbane was lit orange and a large banner, Zonta Says No to Violence, hung from one of Brisbane’s main bridges. The walk took the group past some of Brisbane’s city’s landmarks. Key city buildings and bridges along the river were lit orange to mark the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.
The walk was attended by Zontians from numerous clubs, including the Zonta Clubs of Brisbane, Brisbane East, Brisbane South Inc and Brisbane Sunrise Inc, along with their partners, friends and members of Chrysalis Projects, who are working with arts organizations to raise the profile of domestic violence and to advocate for change by using creative channels such as opera and storytelling.
The walk marked the start of the #16DaysofActivism poster campaign, which encouraged people to have their say on women’s right to safety and justice and post to social media tagging #ZontaSaysNO.