Zonta Club of Beaudesert marches against domestic violence

The women from the Zonta Club of Beaudesert marched through the streets of the CBD yesterday to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Club President Denise Martin said 63 women had been murdered this year already in Australia by an intimate member of their family with six victims every month.

“There was a shark attack recently and they wanted to drain the ocean,” she said.

“But a woman gets murdered and nobody bats an eyelid.”

Ms Martin said Zonta had decided to join in the worldwide 16 days of activism to challenge violence against women and girls.

She said the club had delivered its Orange Ladies to the Beaudesert Hospital, Beaudesert Library, local medical practices and the Priceline pharmacy.

The orange cutouts in the shape of a woman will be displayed to further highlight domestic violence

Banners which draw attention to the cause can also be seen at the front and rear of Mitre 10 at Beaudesert.

The women also fixed a number of small posters, which feature shocking domestic violence statistics.

Mitre 10 manager Clint Spence said anything that contributed to reducing instances of violence against women was a great idea and the business was a proud supporter of the initiative.

The Zonta Club thanked the Men’s Shed for making the Orange Ladies.