Central Coast News
Say No To Domestic Violence Yarn Bomb
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
Soroptimists Brisbane Water
CWA Woy Woy
Central Coast Community Women's Health
Central Coast DV Committee
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