The Zonta Club of Antipolo, Philippines, is passionate about Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign. Recognized by the city mayor and the social welfare department for preventing violence against women and children, the club has won many awards.
The club received first-place awards for “Most Outstanding VAWC 2018 -2019” and “Most Child-Friendly” in 2019. Then, on 23 August, club member Eliza Rodriguez received a recognition award from the Philippine National Police for helping them capture a perpetrator of VAWC.
For all their efforts, the club is recognized by the city government of Antipolo as one of the accredited Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). They are able to sit in the different city councils representing the voice of women and children, such as in the Antipolo City Development Council, the Antipolo City Local Health Board and more. The club is committed to creating awareness among women and children continuously.
“To show my support, I even painted my office orange to support this advocacy. I firmly believe that by empowering women, our society’s economic conditions also improve,” said Eliza. “It will help eliminate poverty, sex exploitation, and misery from society. So let us continue to educate and empower women to enlighten the world.”