The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through International Human Rights Day on 10 December.
ZONTA’S INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM IS ZONTA SAYS NO! (To violence against women)
This year Zonta is about VISIBILITY!
Led by civil society, the campaign is supported by the United Nations through the Secretary General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women initiative.
Ideas for your club for 16 days of activism:
Orange Ladies are built and shared with local businesses who put them in public or in windows and pledge to take a stand agaist Violence against wormen.
or Red ladies as Silent witnesses. Attach information about local women killed by violence with velcro to red ladies posted in a public space ( in District 3.)
Ask for a local landmark to be lit up in Orange for all 16 days. Work with the city government, building or landmark owner and local groups and especially the press.
Build or Paint a Bench Orange and install in a public location. Have signs with a QR code. Encourage people to take a picture:
Sign translated says “NO PLACE FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”
MMIW Red Dress Project
An opportunity for awareness and dialogue about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The display of the red dresses provides an opportunity for dialogue about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and offers a space for voices to be heard and stories to be told. https://zontausa.org/redress-project-sheet-mmiw-vaw-project/
Covering trees in a public location in knit or crocheted “sweaters”. https://m.facebook.com/centralcoastzonta/photos/a.137082539829324/1706444442893118/
These are Education Programs!
All these awareness building projects should be paired with PR, interpretive signs, QR Codes and link to flyers.
QR Code back to resources for DV