Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women
The Zonta Club of Portland joins Zonta International and the United Nations to say No to violence against women on November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The Zonta Club of Portland is part of Zonta International which is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Last year, international landmarks such as Niagara Falls, the Eiffel Tower, the Sidney Opera House, etc., were lit up orange on Nov 25th.
Zonta International strives to promote and protect the human rights of all women and girls and reduce the incidence of violence through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women Program by:
-Supporting prevention and advocacy strategies locally and internationally.
-Awarding grants to United Nations agencies or recognized NGOs for projects that seek to change personal and/or political knowledge, attitudes and behavior contributing to gender-based violence.
-Increasing awareness and actions related to preventing violence against women by encouraging Zonta club involvement in local and national advocacy initiatives and service projects.
Since the program’s inception in 1999, more than US$5.57 million has been provided to support projects in 42 countries.