Every November, the Zonta Club of Key West, USA, goes orange to support the Zonta Says NO campaign to end gender-based violence. The club decked out palm trees with orange ribbons along North Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November.
The ribbons included information cards about the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women initiative to get more people not to look away but to speak up and take action, and get involved in their community. The club hung the orange ribbons during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence from 25 November to 10 December, International Human Rights Day.
Residents and visitors of Key West were encouraged to support the campaign by wearing orange during the 16 Days.
The club strived to raise awareness and promote open discussions to help end violence against women and eliminate the detrimental consequences this violence has on the well-being of their community, including women, partners, children – One Family.
The Key West Commission presented the annual proclamation to the club in recognition of 16 Days of Activism, permitting the display of the orange ribbons.