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Zonta launches 16 Days of Activism magazine

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Zonta Club members Annette Baldry, Suzie Broad, Le-Anne Allan, Cr Tanya McLoughlin, Jo Leveritt, Heather Talkington.

The Zonta Club of Bundaberg has released a magazine as part of their 16 Days of Activism Campaign to support eliminating violence against women and girls.

Hot off the press and now being distributed throughout the region, the magazine highlights the activities of the campaign which runs from 2 November through to 10 December, along with valuable information and stories about Zonta, its members and more.

With just days until the sold out Add Your Voice – Zonta Says No to Domestic Violence breakfast fundraiser on Saturday 20 November, the organisation is calling on the community to support the campaign.

“This year, we are doing something a little different and are raising funds for both the Small Steps for Hannah Foundation as well as local educational and domestic violence programs,” President of the Zonta Club of Bundaberg Le-Anne Allan said.

“We chose Small Steps 4 Hannah because their vision aligns to the Zonta vision.

“They are about educating, advocating and supporting people around domestic and family violence.

“They are also focused on funding projects to deliver awareness, education and support.”

Special guest speaker for the breakfast is Laura Bos who is a founding board member of Small Steps 4 Hannah.

The organisation was established after the tragic loss of Hannah Clarke and her children in February 2020.

Laura was instrumental in supporting the Clarke family to develop the organisation’s strategy and be the champions of changes to laws around coercive control.

A passionate advocate of supporting people to be ‘better humans,’ Laura has championed programs and worked with many organisations that are focused on support and education, believing that, in the words of Maya Angelou, “when you know better, you do better.”

Zonta Club magazine
Zonta Club members with sponsors Kira-Lee Honor and Tony Castro, with Mayor Jack Dempsey.

What is the 16 Days of Activism Campaign?

The 16 Days of Activism Campaign is about eliminating violence against Women and Girls.

During this period (25 November to 10 December) Zonta Clubs around the world unite to highlight the Zonta International Campaign to eliminate violence against women and girls.

Held on 25 November is the United Nations Day for the elimination of violence against women and 10 December is the United Nations Day for Human Rights.

Between these two dates is the 16 Days of Activism Campaign.

Find out more here.