Zonta Supports Anti-Violence Campaign

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Zontian Jan Alden with a supply of shells bearing the national domestic violence hotline number

At this time of the year, Zontians worldwide take action on the initiative “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women.” Launched nine years ago, the campaign involves 16 days of activism, which this year began Nov. 25, with strategies to reduce gender-based violence in all its forms.

Violence against women continues to be a global issue, and Zontians in dozens of countries have come up with ideas that can work during COVID-19 restrictions.

Through its Service & Advocacy team, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is placing shells painted orange — the theme color of the campaign — in public places on Sanibel, labeled with the number for the national domestic violence hotline, 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). You may find one in a parking lot, on a bench at a shopping center, on the causeway islands or even on the beach. And if you know someone who might need help, pick up the shell and pass it on.

According to Kate Sergeant, Zonta’s Advocacy chair, the shells will continue to be “planted” until supplies are depleted. For information, visit www.ZontaSanCap.com; follow Zonta Sanibel-Captiva on Facebook, and “like” Zonta Sanibel-Captiva (@zontasancap) on Instagram.

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