The Zonta International Public Relations & Communications Committee is pleased to announce the launch of “Zonta
Says NO” – a Zonta International campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women
and girls around the world. The campaign, which began in November 2012 and will continue through December 2013, will feature
the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs and districts to prevent and end violence against women and girls in their
local communities. It will also highlight Zonta International’s ongoing efforts to end violence against women and girls
through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships
with the United Nations and its agencies.
Zonta Says NO has two phases. Building off the 2012 16 Days of Activism and the theme of the 2013 CSW – elimination
and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls – the Zonta Says NO campaign invites all Zonta clubs
and districts to participate by sharing their new and ongoing actions to end violence against women and girls between now
and November 2013. These actions will be featured on a special Zonta Says NO campaign web page and official social media pages.
The second phase will feature one common action by Zonta clubs and districts around the world in November 2013 to illustrate
the collective commitment of Zonta’s nearly 30,000 members to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.
Please join us! To learn more about Zonta Says NO, please refer to the Campaign Starter Kit and Campaign FAQs. If
you still have questions about how you, your club or your district can participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls in our local communities and around the world!
“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!" - ZI President