The Zonta Club of Ashtabula Area, USA, kicked off the 16 Days of Activism on Monday, 22 November 2021, at the Ashtabula Bridge Street Lift Bridge. The Lift Bridge Association supported the event and the club by lighting the Lift Bridge with orange lights. Orange symbolizes Zonta International’s Zonta Says NO to Violence against Women campaign.
This year, the club also purchased two billboards in Ashtabula to bring even more awareness to finding ways to end gender-based violence.
The Zonta Says No campaign, which began ten years ago, unites Zonta clubs and members worldwide as they raise their voices to bring awareness to this issue and advocate on behalf of violence survivors and victims. Since the onset of COVID-19, violence against women and girls has been rising, especially as people prepare for the holidays.
Now, more than ever, everyone must work together to end violence with their communities, partners and future generations.