In a concerted effort, the Zonta Club of Frankfurt am Main and the Zonta Club of Frankfurt II Rhein-Main, Germany, managed to “orange” over 30 buildings in Frankfurt am Main on 25 November. These included landmark buildings such as Paulskirche, Alte Oper and many business skyscrapers.
The clubs cooperated with the city’s Frauenreferat (Department of Women’s Affairs of Frankfurt am Main) to raise awareness about the violence that affects women and girls. Zonta’s voice was also heard during a demonstration throughout the city center. Renate Mack, vice president of the Zonta Club of Frankfurt am Main, highlighted the 2020 violence crime figures and advocated for the implementation of the Istanbul convention by creating a central coordinating infrastructure for all efforts in combatting violence against women.
Additionally, banners on four bridges over central streets in Frankfurt drew attention to the Zonta says NO Campaign and advertised the general emergency phone number for women seeking support. The clubs also used social media in their Zonta Says NO campaign. On Instagram, all joining buildings were welcomed, and further information was published. Thus, sharing with friends and associations awareness was furthered about the violence that affects women and girls.
The clubs thank all their partners and look forward to the next Zonta says NO campaign in 2022.