Zonta Says No - December 5, 2017

2017 Information

Zonta Invites The Public to Say No To Violence Against Women

The Zonta clubs of Lee County invite the public to stand with them as they say no to violence against women on Tuesday, December 5 at The Lee County Justice Complex Center, at 2000 Main St. in downtown Fort Myers.

Members of the Fort Myers, Sanibel/Captiva, Cape Coral and Bonita clubs will begin gathering at the center at 7:30 a.m. prior to marching to the Old Lee County Courthouse at 2120 Main Street, Fort Myers where county commissioners will be issuing a proclamation at 9:40 a.m. in support of ending violence against women. The public can join the event at anytime and are asked to wear orange, the signature color of the “Zonta Says No” campaign. 

The event is in honor of Zonta International’s “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women” campaign, an annual effort to combat violence against women and educate the public on ways to help. The Lee County clubs are among 1,200 worldwide participating in the campaign that seeks to raise awareness and increase actions to end the abuse of women and girls.

Begun in 2012, the campaign is part of Zonta’s “16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence” which commences each year from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day. The events also highlight Zonta International’s ongoing efforts to end violence against women and girls through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.

For more information or to RSVP, please email Dalia Jakubauskas at daliajakubauskas@gmail.com.


2016 Zonta Says No

Zonta “Takes a Stand in the Sand” to End Violence Against Women.

All people (and pets) are invited to join us.

For more information email us at info@ZontaSanCap.com

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Zonta clubs from Lee County and their supporters will once again be “Taking A Stand In The Sand” on the Sanibel Causeway to call attention to a worldwide epidemic of violence against women. Members of the Zonta clubs of Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Sanibel, will be dressed in a blaze of orange, the official color of Zonta International’s “Zonta Says NO” campaign to end violence against women. December 7 falls during Zonta International’s “16 Days of Activism” which begin November 25, ZI’s common day of action and the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. During this period, more than 6,600 clubs and 30,000 Zontians around the globe will stage events to raise awareness of the issue through local service and advocacy initiatives.

Look for Zontians holding signs proclaiming “Zonta Says NO To Violence Against Women” on Sanibel Causeway Island B from 10:00 until 11:30AM. Educational materials will be provided by the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva’s local service partners including:

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT), Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc. (HTAP), PACE Center For Girls of Lee County, SalusCare (formerly SWFAS and Lee Mental Health) and Friends In Service Here (FISH).

These agencies offer services to victims of domestic violence and other crimes, such as rape and human trafficking.

In previous years, both the Sanibel City Council and the Lee County Board of Commisioners have  issued proclamations declaring their commitment to “Just Say NO” to violence against women.

The public is encouraged to attend the city council meeting as well as the “Take A Stand In The Sand” event and wear
orange to show their support.