Berry Zonta says no to domestic violence

TAKING A STAND: Lèonie Winlaw and Rosalie Fletcher encourage everyone head into Shoalhaven Library and discover what Zonta, and its Zonta Says No campaign is all about.

TAKING A STAND: Lèonie Winlaw and Rosalie Fletcher encourage everyone head into Shoalhaven Library and discover what Zonta, and its Zonta Says No campaign is all about.

The Zonta Club of Berry is out to help domestic violence victims during its 16 Days of Advocacy and Activism campaign.

“Zonta Says NO” is a Zonta International campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.

Berry Zonta has established a window display in Berry Chemist and the Shoalhaven Library, with plenty of information available on how to access local domestic violence services.

President of Zonta Berry Rosalie Fletcher said Zonta is passionate about eliminating domestic violence. 

“Domestic violence is one of the major messages we want to get out,” she said. 

“We’re all about women empowering women.” 

The Zonta Club of Berry was chartered in 2001 and is one of 1,100 clubs operating in 65 countries with a membership of more than 30,000 worldwide.

The club’s membership director Lèonie Winlaw said the group is now well-known and respected. 

“Sixteen years ago no-one in Berry knew what Zonta was and now everyone recognises what it is and what we do,” she said. 

“Zonta has a seat at the United Nations.” 

Zonta is a Sioux Indian word meaning ‘honest and trustworthy’ – words that underpin Zonta’s work locally and internationally.

The focus of Zonta service is working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Want to know more about the Zonta Club of Berry? Find it all here. 

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