White Ribbon Day and 16 Days of Activism

Date
25 November to 10 December
Venue
Multiple locations

Zonta Club of Bunbury Inc.

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Zonta Club of Launceston Inc.

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Zonta Club of Perth Inc.
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Zonta Club of Peel

Zonta Club of Peel’s recent Silent March against domestic violence in Mandurah.
This club has supported this walk in the past years and like last year were wearing high viz vests with Zonta says No to violence against women which really highlights the purpose of this walk.
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Zonta Club of Bendigo Inc.

Bendigo Zonta Club’s Service and Advocacy Committee helped to organise a community event to celebrate White Ribbon day on November 25 – the first day of activism. There was a wonderful turn out to the Ulumbarra Theatre venue, where and members of the Club were on hand selling over $500 worth of white ribbons to promote Zonta’s role in eliminating violence against women. Our “Zonta says No to Violence against Women” orange T-shirts really stood out in the theatre crowd of around 500.
During the event, a very powerful message regarding the impact of family violence upon children was given by author J M Yates who told the audience of her life as a child victim of family violence. Psychotherapist, Hugh Martin then called upon all present – especially the men and boys- to eliminate gender biased language and behaviours which underpin family violence.
Members of The Bendigo Zonta Club then participated in a community walk through the CBD.  This event was covered on the local WIN news and in the Bendigo Advertiser.

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Zonta Club of Mornington Peninsula Inc.

Zonta Club of Mornington Peninsula Inc – held a White Ribbon Breakfast on 25th November at Brooklands , we had 112 guests attend. MC for the morning was Wendy Lewis CEO for the Collier Charitable Foundation, Guest Speakers were Leading Senior Constable Ingrid Ebert a member of Pro-Active Policing Unit in Somerville and Mr Paul Zappa Director of NIRODAH. Both  spoke about the Impact of Domestic Violence has on Youth and the positive programs they are working on to make life a little easier for our Youth Members in the Community.  Hon Greg Hunt MP addressed the Breakfast and Hon Martin Dixon MP attended. 
All proceeds from the breakfast is going to the White Ribbon Foundation. Zonta was showed cased in the most positive of ways,  networking amongst many people was fantastic.
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