The Zonta Clubs of the Bahamas, District 11, “painted the town” orange by putting up orange ribbons to engage their communities in the Zonta Says NO to Violence against Women campaign. Zontians tied ribbons along the street next to the local college. The Hon. Melanie Griffin, Minister of Social Services and Community Development was on hand to assist the Zontians. The local television station covered the ribbon tying event for the evening news broadcast.
The clubs also hosted Antonia Roberts from the Crisis Centre at the Gender Based Violence and Trafficking in Persons Forum in conjunction with the Ministries of National Securities and Foreign Affairs and the United States Embassy.
At the Town Center Mall, the Clubs also raised awareness against violence by distributing brochures and pamphlets. They requested each person to write on the Clubs’ Violence board stating their stance against violence.