Dear District 11 Zontians,
As clubs and districts struggle with how we say NO, the Zonta club of Galati County Romania (District 30) has created “Peace Is In Our Hands” project. Zontians from around the world can join in and with our hands, just say No to violence against women.
Yours in Zonta,
Cherry Temple, Zonta Club of Myrtle Beach
The following was posted by Corina Drujescu of the Galati club on the Zonta International LinkedIn group:
ZONTA SAYS NO
“We can’t and mustn’t ignore the fact: violence against women and girls is still pervasive in all kinds of countries and societies. It’s in our back yard. Zonta International has been committed to its prevention and eradication for many years. In 2013, as the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women focuses on fighting violence against women, we support the initiative with “Zonta Says NO”, a worldwide campaign saying no to violence against women. Do not look away. Join us!”
Zonta International President Lynn McKenzie
“PEACE IS IN OUR HANDS” – Starting today 17th APRIL 2013
PROJECT BY ZONTA CLUB GALATI
The Invitation to support the campaign to end violence against women
ZONTA SAYS NO – “PEACE IS IN OUR HANDS”
The hands – represent non-violence to all life. Hands are a strong symbol of power and energy in the interaction between people. Symbolism of hands is extremely important because it can help us understand the deep level gestures and analyze them from a whole new perspective.
Shoot your hands, complete the form and send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org until 31th july 2013. This is the soft power way to show the world that we are part of the communion of Zonta International. The photos and forms specifying the name, age, occupation and nationality, (area, district etc.) are listed in the end of the project in a special book-CD (film).
* Participants in the project will send their form, complete with pen and signed in respective fields. Pictures are by donation project.
PLEASE JOIN US!
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls in our local communities and around the world!
Clubs participate in the fight to end violence against women
Zonta clubs and Z and Golden Z clubs are finding unique ways to put a spotlight on the issue of violence against women in their local communities. Below are a few examples of what clubs are doing to focus on the issue. To see what other Zonta and Z and Golden Z clubs are doing, please visit ZontaSaysno.com or the Zonta Says NO Facebook page. I also encourage you to share your club’s story on how you are making a difference in the fight to end violence against women and girls!
Zonta Says NO campaign ribbons and wristbands are now available via the Zonta Store. You can also download templates for Zonta Says NO banners directly from the Zonta Says NO website. Please share these resources with your clubs.
District and Club Participation
16 out of 32 districts have participated in the Zonta Says NO campaign so far. Districts 12 and 13 have the most participation with three submissions each. Keep up the great work!