Advocacy

During the 2012-2014 biennium, Zonta International launched a global campaign titled “Zonta Says No,” designed to highlight the distressing statistics concerning violence against women, and to urge an end to this worldwide crime. In November 2013, Zonta clubs throughout the world marched, demonstrated, held meetings and seminars, distributed educational materials, and made presentations to public officials, advocating for support on strategies to reduce violence.

Our club set up educational displays on Sanibel, received a proclamation decrying violence from the City of Sanibel, and joined with other Lee County clubs in obtaining a proclamation from the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

At other times, our club has been influential, through editorials and letter-writing campaigns, in urging continued funding for services such as mental health, anti-violence initiatives, and health care for women and girls.

"Zonta Says No To Violence Against Women" was repeated in 2014, 2015 2016, 2017 and will be once again in December  2018.

Read the proclamations below from Sanibel City Council and the Lee County Commissioners.