Members of Zonta International in Cape Girardeau were presented with a proclamation during the Nov. 18 City Council meeting honoring the time between Nov. 25 and Dec. 10 as “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.”
Pictured are Mayor Harry Rediger with Casey Brunke and Cheryl Klueppel, representing Zonta International, after receiving the proclamation.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign is an international campaign begun in 1991. It originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The dates chosen for the campaign are November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and December 10th, International Human Rights Day. These particular days were chosen to reinforce that violence against women is a human rights issue and that violence against women is a human rights violation.
Information about the 16 Days of Activism Campaign from Zonta International website.