Zonta Club paints Tamworth CBD in orange to say no to violence against women

Colourful stand: Zonta members, president Deb Maes, Debrah Hubbard and Robyn Procter at the unveiling of the saying no to violence against women campaign on Friday in Peel St. Photos: Zonta Club of Tamworth

Colourful stand: Zonta members, president Deb Maes, Debrah Hubbard and Robyn Procter at the unveiling of the saying no to violence against women campaign on Friday in Peel St. Photos: Zonta Club of Tamworth

A TAMWORTH club has joined the fight to stamp out violence against women and girls by wrapping the CBD in orange.

The Zonta Club of Tamworth unveiled the sea of orange – the colour that symbolises determination – in Peel St on Friday as part of the ‘Zonta Says No’ campaign.

“Violence against women is not a new phenomenon, neither are its consequences to women’s physical, mental and reproductive health,” Tamworth Zonta president Deb Maes said. 

“But to prevent violence against women, we first need to acknowledge it occurs and talk openly about prevention.”

Orange zone: Zonta Club of Tamworth members unveil one of the campaign's banners on the corner of Peel and White Street as part of 16 days of action.

Orange zone: Zonta Club of Tamworth members unveil one of the campaign's banners on the corner of Peel and White Street as part of 16 days of action.

Zonta is calling on local businesses to join the cause and add a touch of orange to their shopfronts or homes.

“We want everyone to be reminded when they see an orange bow or sash, that violence against women and children is not just a problem for those individuals, but it’s a problem for everyone,” Ms Maes said.

The 16-day campaign coincides with White Ribbon Day and runs until December 10. 

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