WAILUA — Zonta Club of Kauai is saying no — no to violence against women.
“We want to stop domestic violence if we can,” said Edie Ignacio Neumiller, club member.
During its meeting Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai, the club unveiled its banner that clearly stated its stance and joined a national campaign.
Throughout the 16 Days of Activism, Nov. 25 to this Saturday, the “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women” campaign encourages all Zonta clubs and districts to participate by sharing their new and ongoing actions to end violence against women and girls.
Zonta Club of Kauai invites the community to join the international effort.
“There’s been awareness,” Neumiller said. “We want to move toward action, resources and helping other women.”
The Kauai club is looking to partner with other groups to share its mission. Through Saturday, members plan to promote awareness of domestic violence. “Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations and a global epidemic,” according to a press release. “It knows no national or cultural barriers and affects millions of women and girls in peacetime and conflict.”