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The Zonta Club of Warren and the Warren County Commissioners have teamed up to send a message: âNo to violence against women.
“Our local Zonta has followed 16 days of activism over the past few years”, Phyllis Wright wrote in a letter to the Commissioners, âAnd in 2021, we want to expand our participation and show the world that Warren County, Pennsylvania is saying NO to violence against women. “
The commissioners presented and approved a proclamation declaring November 25 to December 20 as “Zonta Says No To Violence Against Women, Warren, Pa.”
This proclamation cites various statistics regarding physical and sexual violence as well as trafficking and encouragement âAll residents to prevent gender-based violence by educating the community about its harms, to advocate for survivors of violence against women and to act on their behalf. “
Zonta International is a “Leading global organization of professionals who empower women around the world through service and advocacy,” according to the organization’s website.
Wright’s letter to the commissioners specifies that the 16 days of activism correspond to November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – and December 10, Human Rights Day.
“The 16 Days of Activism continue to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership”, Wright wrote.
It is local advocacy with international support.
“The UN supports this civil society-led campaign through the UN Secretary-General’s UNITE to End Violence Against Women campaign” Wright explained. âThe UNiTE campaign uses the color orange to represent a better future, free from violence against women and girls, as a unifying theme in all of its global activities.
Local club Warren Zonta currently has 31 members.