Zonta Clubs around the world unite for 16 Days of Activism, 25 November to 10 December each year, to highlight the Zonta International Campaign to eliminate violence against women and girls. 25 November each year is the United Nations Day for the elimination of violence against women and 10 December, United Nations Day for Human Rights

In the lead up to and during the 16 days of action, clubs take to the streets of their neighbourhoods, towns and cities organising a wide range of “orange events” to emphasize the importance of individual and community activism to end violence


The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as ‘Orange Day’, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls.


  • Both men and women experience substantial levels of violence;
  • Domestic, Family and sexual violence is overwhelmingly committed by men against women;
  • The majority of people who experience domestic violence are women; and
  • DV knows no boundaries and occurs in all strata of society.

We need to change our attitude about women and our behaviour to build respectful and positive relationships.


    • Placement of “Orange” women (plywood cut outs) in prominent locations e.g. businesses, ferry terminals, libraries etc. These silhouettes have information on violence against women as well as safety information for victims of domestic violence.
    • Ask Government and Councils to support the campaign by lighting buildings and bridges orange during the campaign
    • Hold functions with special guest speakers to provide information and statistics on the incidence of domestic and family violence and the support services available to victims of violence.
    • Print and distribute community Information (Safety Cards) with emergency phone numbers for those who may be in a violent situation
    • Displays in Libraries, shopping malls and sporting venues
    • Sponsor the training of facilitators to conduct the school based “LoveBites” program which covers respectful relationships



13-16 November 2018 – Display in the Parliamentary Annex
16 November 2018 – Luncheon Moreton Club, New Farm (See events calendar for costs and details)
12-25 November 2018 – Zonta Says NO Banner hung on the outward bound side of the Story Bridge
19 November and 25 November -10 December 2018 – Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges lit orange
19 November 2018 – Parliament House, George Street lit orange
19 November 2018 – City Hall and King George Square lit orange
19 November 2018 – Zonta Says NO Walk around the City commencing from King George Square at 6.00pm followed by fellowship at the Pig and Whistle, King George Square
19 November, 22-25 November 2018 – Story Bridge lit orange
19/20 November and 22-25 November  2018 – Victoria Bridge lit orange
19-24 November 2018 – Kurilpa Bridge lit orange
19-25 November 2018 – Tropical Dome lit orange
19-25 November 2018 – Treasury Casino lit orange
24 November 2018 – Pop-up Information stall, Kenmore Village Shopping Centre
25 November-10 December 2018 – Large Zonta Says NO Banner South Brisbane TAFE, cnr Merivale Street, South Brisbane
25 November 2018 – DV Walk, Sausage Sizzle and Zonta stall, Love Street Park, Bulimba
26 November 2018 – “Paint the Bayside Orange” Breakfast with Guest Speaker, Wynnum Manly Leagues Club
29 November 2018 – Pop-up Information stall, Brookside Shopping Centre


Half page article in October 2018 Edition of “Brisbane Circle” magazine
Transdev fleet vehicles wrapped with ZSN material
In Toowoomba promotion of the 16 Days of Activism will be conducted through 45x15sec and 21x30sec infomercials on Triple M/4GR
Media coverage through The Chronicle (Toowoomba) and Queensland Times and River 94.9 (Ipswich)
Media coverage The Observer” Gladstone
Article in the Beaudesert Times
Article in the Hinterland Times
Article in the Fraser Coast Chronicle



25-November-10 December 2018 – Large ZSN banner hung across William Street, Beaudesert and Zontians handing out information to residents
26 November 2018 – Information stall outside outside Mitre 10


30-November-1 December 2018 – Display at Morayfield Shopping Centre


25 November 2018 – Race Day at Caloundra Turf Club
Notice on the electronic board signage at Kawana Stadium

Charters Towers

3-30 November 2018 – Display in shop window in Gill Street


25 November 2018 – Campaign launch and display Queens Park, Ipswich


25 November- 10 December 2018 – Council fountain turned orange


1 December 2018 – Display at Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre, Maroochydore


25 November 2018 – Movie “Enough” at Plaza 4 Cinemas, Maryborough


Shoe display along the boardwalk of the Noosa River symbolising the number of lives lost through DV


24 November 2018 – Breakfast on the foreshore at Clontarf


21 November-10 December 2018 – Display at Rockhampton Airport
25 November-10 December 2018 – Heritage facade and buildings along refurbished Riverbank lit orange
25 November-10 December 2018 – Wreck Point Lookout at Yeppoon & the Singing Ship Captain Cook Memorial at Emu Park lit orange
25 November-10 December 2018 – Yeppoon Foreshore Stage lit orange


19 November-3 December 2018 – Sandgate Town Hall lit orange
20-27 November 2018 – handing our information at train stations on the Shorncliffe Train line


25 November-10 December 2018 – Large banner hung in the town
1 December 2018 – Participate in the Fun Run
1 December 2018 – Street stall in the Piazza assembling Pamper Packs


19-26 November 2018 – ZSN Banner strung across Margaret Street
25 November – 10 December 2018 – Victoria Bridge (between Russel Street, Ruthven St/Chalk Drive) lit orange
25 November 2018 – Sausage Sizzle and Display at Bunnings
28 November 2018 – Club representative/s are attending the Toowoomba Regional Domestic and Family Violence Summit, hosted by Toowoomba Together Inc
10 December 2018 – Human Rights Day – Flag Handover Ceremony at the Toowoomba Regional Council Annex Foyer from 7:15am.  The programs includes a guest speaker (this year it is Raheela Asif, Grade 11 Student at St. Ursula’s and a refugee from Pakistan), an address by the Mayor and by a Zonta representative (Kathryn as Club President).


2 November 2018 – Stall at CastleTown Shopping Centre    
25 November -10 December 2018 – Oxley Street Fountain on The Strand coloured orange
1 December 2018 – ZSN Walk from Townsville Rockpool to the Oxley Street Fountain, commencing 3.00pm


8 December 2018 – Say NO to Violence breakfast with Guest Speaker, Warwick Gardens Galore


To find out more about this global campaign visit the Zonta Says No website.