THEME: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS
Soroptimist International Clubs of Zürich, Zürich-Turicum (Switzerland)
The project involved 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 victims of 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 collecting numerous new and secondhand bags, Soroptimists of the Clubs Zürich and Zürich-Turicum (in partnership with Zonta International) organized a sale event in Zürich. Ending on 31 December 2018, the project was a great success and raised €25,000!”
A major campaign in the local media helped promote the outstanding work and involvement of Soroptimists in eradicating violence against women and girls.