BENDIGO Zonta Club is taking a stand against gender-based violence.
Club members supported White Ribbon Day on Monday with members voicing a clear message, 'Zonta Says No’.
Zonta is an international organisation which aims to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.
'Zonta Says No' is a global campaign to end violence against women and children.
Bendigo members have been publicly spreading their message for the past 12 months.
Zonta Bendigo has worked in partnership with White Ribbon Foundation, the United Nations and the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women.
District 23 governor and Bendigo Zonta member Ann Horrocks said it was important for the community to take a stand.
“Our major focus is to support women and children," she said.
"Part of our service and advocacy is to provide programs to eliminate violence against women."
Mrs Horrocks said White Ribbon Day was about highlighting 'a big problem' in gender equality.
“We need to stand up and support each other,” she said.
“Violence against women is prevalent in Bendigo.
“We shouldn’t be bystanders anymore.
"If you see something make a stand.”
Mrs Horrocks said Zonta Bendigo would continue to campaign for violence against women.
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