Services for women and girls experiencing violence can be the difference between life and death. This means that shelters, hotlines, counselling and all support for survivors of gender-based violence need to be available for those in need, even during crises and emergencies.
Every year, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for united, global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls.
How can you help?
You can help by calling on governments to bridge funding gaps to address violence against women and girls, ensure essential services for survivors of violence are maintained during crisis and conflict, implement prevention measures, and invest in adapting and improving life-saving services for women and girls in diverse contexts.
Zonta clubs around the world are already heavily committed and involved with their local women's support services through volunteering at shelters, donating clothes or supplies, or conducting training as well as providing supplementary funds.
Zonta Club of Caboolture provides service and funding to local organisations including the Centre Against Domestic Violence, Buddy Bags, Caboolture Community Action, Caboolture Public Hospital and more. We also provide grants and scholarships to support local women and girls in their educational endeavours.
Support Zonta Caboolture to make a difference, become a member. Learn more about Zonta and its international organisation.
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