To kick off the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, District 32, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), held a Build a Better World for Women and Girls Walkathon on 26 November.
District Governor Unna Huh organized the walkathon; Zontians and gender advocates met at Seoul Forest Gunma Statue wearing orange t-shirts to promote a meaning of solidarity that transcends gender and generations.
“Let’s work together to create a better world by utilizing Zonta’s spirit of dedication and passion for service. This event is the beginning of a small volunteer service for neighbors suffering from violence, poverty and disease in celebration of the Week for the Eradication of Violence against Women,” said Unna. “We stand against all violence against people.”
The walkathon was held simultaneously across the country, including Seoul Forest in Seoul, Haeundae in Busan, Daejeon Museum of Art, Suseongmot Lake in Daegu, and Jangdo in Yeosu.
Throughout the rest of the 16 Days of Activism, the district held a “Zonta for Women” program during South Korea’s special week on sexual violence for women living as victims of poverty, sexism, violence and defenseless girls from vulnerable groups around the world.