Zonta supports the elimination of gender-based violence

November 25 marks the start of '16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence' and the Zonta Club of Port Lincoln is throwing its support behind the event.

Promoted by the United Nations, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10, Human Rights Day.

It was started by activists at the inaugural Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women's Global Leadership.

As part of their commitment to promote the campaign, the Zonta Club of Port Lincoln will join with the Domestic and Family Violence Action Group and local agencies including Yarredi Services Inc, West Coast Youth Community Services and Housing SA to host a special fundraising dinner on Wednesday, November 25.

As part of the event, Viterra will light up its silos orange at 9pm and the City of Port Lincoln will have uplights on the trees along Tasman Terrace set to orange to highlight the campaign.

Special guest speaker at the dinner will be CEO Women's Legal Service (SA) Zita Adut Deng Ngor.

Ms Deng Ngor is a specialist in working with not-for-profit organisations to provide legal services to at-risk women across South Australia.

She has an active interest in working with and advocating on behalf of disadvantaged groups within society and in 2001 received a Centenary Medal for service to the community.

Zonta's 16 Days of Activism Dinner will be held at the Port Lincoln Yacht Club from 6.30pm on Wednesday, November 25.

The event includes a three course meal and tickets are available at a cost of $50 per person via: mountisatickets.com.au/event/16-days-of-activism-dinner-2020-12019

For further information contact Jo Hay on: 0490041027, Denise at: denise.foulds66@gmail.com or Sharryn at: sharyn@yarredi.org.au