16 Days of Activism Resources

Social Media Campaign

Best Practices for following the Zonta Says NO to
End Violence Against Women Campaign on Social Media.

16 Days of Activism ZI Toolkit

Detailed actions for clubs to take on each day of the Zonta Says NO campaign from November 25th – December 10th.

16 D4 Social Media Posts

District 4 content to upload for each day of the campaign.

Zonta Says No Calendar

A concise calendar to promote and plan your campaign.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, instances of gender-based violence have risen. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we work together to end violence against women and girls. 

Through the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, Zonta clubs around the world are uniting to raise their voices to bring awareness to this issue and advocate on behalf of gender-based violence survivors.” 

Sharon Langenbeck, Ph.D.

Zonta International President

Actions Taken by Clubs 

Zontians in Hamilton Gather on Dec 6 with Local Girl Guides

December 6 is a day of national tragedy in Canada. Twenty-six years ago, 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were violently killed because they were women. To honour these women and the survivors from this tragedy, this day is now known as the Day of...

Zonta Says NO Niagara Falls, ON and NY

Zonta Says NOMembers Come Out to SupportMembers from surrounding American and Canadian district 4 clubs support Zonta Clubs of Niagara Falls, ON and NY in turning the Falls orange to draw attention to the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based...

Zonta Kenmore – November 2021

Women Returning to the Workforce AwardThe Zonta Club of Kenmore has presented a Woman Returning to the Workforce Award to a pharmacy technician student at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology. This student is a 22 year old high school graduate who has gone back...

ZC of Cheektowaga-Lancaster – Court Watch Program for WNY 

Latonia Marsh and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Vinal presented the Court Watch Program to the Cheektowaga/Lancaster Zonta Club at their November monthly meeting. The presenters reviewed the draft of the Toolkit for the program. This Toolkit includes a monitoring form, dictionary...

Advocacy & the 16 Days of Activism

There are many ways for you and your club to engage in Advocacy for the 16 Days of Activism/Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women. Some of you have forwarded ideas you have and things you have already done. The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, Canada, holds a ceremony...

Advocacy 2021 November Calendar

November 2021View the November Calendar on the D4 Advocacy web pages to find Advocacy activities, events, & action resources offered by ZI, D4 and clubs.

Thank You from Zonta Toronto

Many Thanks to all the clubs in District 4 that ordered hats.  We have been able to fund a YWPA and Klausman award for this year.  Presently have more orders than hats.   We continue to make hats, but most likely will not be able to deliver any additional hats before...

ZC of Owen Sound’s ZSN Campaign

The Zonta Club of Owen Sound's flag-raising ceremony is a yearly activity to kick off their Zonta Says NO campaign.

D4 16 Days of Activism at the Falls, Nov. 24th

November 24, 2020, was a cold clear night when Zontians from both sides of the International border between Canada and the USA came to witness the lights at Niagara Falls turn Orange in honor of Zonta’s 16 Days of Activism and our Zonta Says No to Violence Against...

Promoting Zonta – In Her Own Creative Way!

Immediate Past Governor Bonnie Clesse has her own creative way of promoting Zonta in her community. "I thought I'd share the photos of the sign we posted on Wednesday on our front lawn. Of course, I wore my orange Say NO to Violence Against Women shirt & my Zonta...

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