From November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, official buildings and public places in a large number of cities and towns will be colored orange. With this, Zonta International is drawing attention to the campaign "Zonta says NO to violence against women". Managed by UN Women, UNITE to end violence against Women, Zonta International call on governments, civil society, women’s organizations, young people, the private sector, media to join forces to address the global pandemic of violence against women.
The global theme of this year’s 16 days of activism against Gender-based Violence is United in Sisterhood activism to end Cyberviolence against women and girls! Saturday 26 November marked the kick-off of the campaign with a press conference at Brussels City Hall. During a panel discussion with national and international speakers, gender-related digital violence was addressed. 2 in 10 adult social media users have already become victims of cyberbullying, and among young people the figure is twice as high! Special attention was paid to support and guidance for victims, but prevention is also important.
Régine Claeys, Zonta International District 27 Area 06 Area director 2022- 2024
Read the full report of the press conference here