June Robson with Zonta president Julie Bevan packing gifts for women in refuges for Christmas
So when you see orange ribbons tied to the metal cows in Maleny, that means the club is serious about their involvement in the international drive to continue to bring the public’s attention to this crime against humanity.
Zonta Clubs throughout the world will be joining the Zonta says no to violence against women and girls 16 days of activism campaign this month, and the Zonta club of Blackall range has hit on a novel way to be involved in the campaign.
President of Zonta Blackall range, Julie Bevan, said, “We are proud to join other Zonta clubs in Australia and the 67 countries of the Zonta world in the 16 days of activism. Domestic violence is a serious social problem in Australia and men and women must join forces in helping to wipe it out.
“We should continue to bring the matter to the attention of our local communities, and to our leaders, and continue to seek for solutions through education and support.”
So, if you see women in orange t-shirts from November 25 to December 10 they will be Zontians, advocating for an end to domestic violence against women.