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Say No To Domestic Violence Yarn Bomb

By Zonta Club of Central Coast
Posted: 11 Nov 2021
From 19th November – 17th December 2021 eighteen of the iconic trees along Terrigal foreshore will be clothed in bright colours, drawing attention to the messages of anti-violence on display.

The “Yarn Bomb”, a project of Zonta Club of Central Coast shows, in a colourful and inclusive way, what we can do to end the scourge of domestic and family violence. The many different forms of domestic violence are explained. Action to promote change is encouraged. Help and support information for both victims and bystanders is provided.

This period was chosen as it includes the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, an international campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10th December, Human Rights Day. This year marks its 30th anniversary.

The campaign calls for ACTION. People around the world unite to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good.

In Australia, one in four women, and one in thirteen men, experience physical, sexual or emotional violence at the hands of a partner (Dept of Social Security 2019) On the Central Coast police are seeing a rise in crimes of intimidation, harassment, stalking and sexual assault (Coast Community News July 1 2021)

What is Zonta?

A global organization in over 60 countries committed to empowering women and girls through service and advocacy.

Zonta works for women’s rights and is not allied to a political party or religion.

Zonta advocates for equality, education and an end to child marriage and gender-based violence.

 

Yarn Bomb Partners

Zonta sought to make the project a Central Coast Project and so invited many local community groups to join us. The following groups have joined us and either adopted and will dress a tree or contributed significantly to the project

Zonta Club of Central Coast

Friends of Zonta

Terrigal Trotters

Soroptimists Brisbane Water

CWA Woy Woy

Kamira AOD

R.E.A.D. Clinic

Central Coast Community Women's Health

Central Coast DV Committee

Coast Shelter

Knitting Nanas

Central Coast Council

 
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