The Zonta Club of Bundaberg is encouraging the community to get involved in upcoming events as part of its 16 Days of Activism Campaign.
The campaign, to be launched on Wednesday, November 25 supports the “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign.
Club representative Le-Anne Allen said the community of Bundaberg was invited to join the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign launch and participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign from 25 November through 10 December.
She said violence against women was an issue which needed more community awareness.
“Domestic violence has no borders; it may touch someone’s life at any time,” Le-Anne said.
“We need to change our attitude about women and our behaviour to build respectful and positive relationships, again for our current and future generations, to understand that domestic in any form -financial, physical, psychological, verbal violence must stop, it is not acceptable.
“Every person can help towards this goal. We welcome women, girls, men, boys and all community groups and clubs to join us on the launch night to understand and support the campaign.”
The 16 Days of Activism Campaign launch event will be held at the Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre,1 Civic Avenue, Bundaberg, on Wednesday, 25 November commencing at 5.30pm.
The Zonta Club of Bundaberg is taking a further public education campaign through the distribution of Orange Zonta “Zollies”.
The five Zollies which are unique Zonta wooden dollies were constructed with the support of the Coral Coast Men’s Shed and painted orange and are about four feet high.
Zollies will be placed at local business premises and hospital during the Zonta's 16 Days of Activism from 25 November to 10 December.
These silhouettes will have information on violence against women as well as safety information for all victims of domestic violence.
The 16 Days of Activism Campaign launch will feature:
- Welcome address by Mayor Jack Dempsey
- Remembrance service by Rev Danni Clark
- Local vocalist, Di Wills, will sing a wonderfully appropriate song “Breaking The Silence”
- Community walk around the Multiplex Centre
- The lighting of the historic fig trees located in the Multiplex grounds will be turned orange in remembrance.
COVID practices apply. Please bring your own chair if required. Please arrive and assemble from 5.15pm.
The program commences at 5.30pm and will finish about 6.30pm.
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