We invite you attend an event at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on 10 December to mark the end of the 16 days of the Zonta Says No Campaign.
Zonta International holds a worldwide event every year focused on Zonta Says No to violence against women and children. The 16-day Zonta Says No event is held each year between the 25 November and 10 December. The Zonta Club of Canberra Breakfast (ZCCB) holds several events in the ACT to highlight the Zonta Say No campaign which is linked to the United Nations Goal No 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
This year ZCCB is holding displays of orange flowers in both the Civic and Dickson libraries for the 16 days. The displays also identify the first name and age of all the women and children that have died through violence in the last year. We will have the Malcolm Fraser Bridge lit in orange at night from 25 November to 10 December and the Tram lights lit in orange on 25 November to highlight the campaign.
Our final event, is a joint ZCCB and Rotary Burley Griffin event: the ringing of the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on the morning of 10 December 2020. Participants ring the bell and say the first name and age of each of the women who have died from family and domestic violence through the last year. We also ring the peace bell once for all the children, once for indigenous women, once for all the men and once for all New Zealanders who have died through violence in the last year. As of 10 Nov 2020, 41 women have died as a result of violence across Australia in 2020 and others have been impacted.
Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women event at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.