SI Clubs Zürich & Zürich-Turicum, Switzerland
The project consisted of organizing a large sale of bags to support a women’s shelter/house in Zurich called Frauenhaus Violetta. This shelter offers 24 places for women in violence with and without children. The offer includes emergency housing, protection and security, psychosocial counselling, legal information and networking. The women’s shelter thus provides a framework for psychic stabilization and trauma coping.
After a successful harvest of new and second-hand bags, the Soroptimists members of the Clubs of Zürich and Zürich-Turicum (in partnership with Zonta International) have been able to organized sales in Zurich. The project that ended on 31 December 2018 is a great success, indeed an amount of 25,000 € has been raised!
A major campaign in the local media has enabled to promote the outstanding work of the Soroptimists in its involvement to eradicate violence against women and girls.