Zonta Club is saying ‘no’ to violence against women and it’s saying it loudly, to a whole arena full of people.
The Zonta Club of Nanaimo will again be partnering with the Nanaimo Clippers junior A hockey club for its Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women campaign.
The club will set up a table at the Clippers home game this Friday (Dec. 2) at Frank Crane Arena to raise the profile of an issue that matters here.
“[We’re] really urging people to have eyes, ears and voice in their own community, because it does happen here in Nanaimo, as well,” said Marg Fraser, president of the Zonta Club of Nanaimo. “We want to reach out to men as well, young men in particular. They’re out there today in a world where there’s bullying and every other kind of violence … I think by reaching out at generally a men’s event, we hope to raise awareness.”
According to a press release from Zonta International, somewhere between 35-70 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence.
The club suggests writing to political representatives, joining the United Nations’ He For She campaign, becoming educated on the subject, or making a donation to Zonta International’s Strategies to End Violence Against Women campaign.
The club will be at the arena Friday night before and during the Clippers’ game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Faceoff is at 7 p.m.