Zonta Says No

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.

The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva set up educational displays on Sanibel, received proclamation decrying violence from the City of Sanibel, and joined other Lee County clubs in obtaining a proclamation from the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

Since the inception of the “Zonta Says No” crusade, our club has remained active in advocacy efforts and 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.

The “Zonta Says No To Violence Against Women” advocacy efforts have been repeated each year since 2014 with plans to be continued in future years.

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Two Minute Activist

Several years ago, we introduced members and supporters to the Two Minute Activist, and in today’s political environment, it is more important than ever to make women’s voices heard.

It’s so easy! Visit the web site of the American Association of University Women (AAUW.org), enter a search for Two Minute Activist, and choose the section “Make Your Voice Heard.” From topics such as Education, Economic Security and Civil Rights, click on any of these to read more about the issue. Enter your zip code, and the site will send letters directly to the appropriate senators and representatives. Some members of Congress ask for additional information such as job title and your general topic of concern.

Join us in making your voice heard to Congress as they discuss important legislation affecting women’s lives. We can make a difference!

Equal Rights Amendment

Many people are very surprised to learn that the Equal Rights Amendment has yet to be ratified in our country. Last year, a team of dedicated Zontians produced an excellent short film that provided an update on the status of the amendment both in our state and the country.


For the past three years, our club hosted Luna Fest, which showcases short films by women while raising awareness on a range of social issues.