Zonta International to launch 16-day activism campaign on ‘Violence Against Women’ from Nov 25

The Zonta International, a service organisation, will launch ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign from November 25 to December 10, with focus on women’s rights and ending violence against women and girls.


To initiate the activism program, six Zonta Clubs in Dhaka and Chattogram will organise a rally at the Gulshan Society Lake Park on November 25, according to the press release of the organisation.


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During this period specifically, all clubs and districts are encouraged to take part in the ‘Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women’ campaign and to take local, national and international actions to influence the making and implementation of laws, as well as changing gender-based attitudes and behaviors to end violence against women and girls.


Zonta International is a service organisation, with members who are professionals and are leaders in their own capacities. Zonta stands for women’s rights and advocate for gender equality, education for all and work to put an end to Child Marriage and gender-based violence, said the release.


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This organisation believes in making the world a better place by empowering women and finds joy in doing this in a supportive community of like-minded professionals from diverse clubs and institutions, it added.


Zonta International observes ‘16 Days of Activism’ every year on 25 Nov, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which concludes on 10 Dec, the International Human Rights Day.


Source: United News of Bangladesh