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4 December, 2020

Lighting up the night

The Zonta Club of Cairns has shone a light on domestic and family violence through its week of Light up the Night event, held at 6pm every night this week.

From Sunday November 29, Munro Martin Park in Cairns was lit up in the colour orange to symbolise a brighter future without violence against women.

With the last instalment happening tonight, Friday December 4, Zonta Club of Cairns President Roslyn Scott said all community members were invited to attend to show their support.

“The Zonta Club of Cairns envisions a world where no woman lives in fear of violence,” she said.

“Illuminating the trees in orange light symbolises a brighter future without violence against women.

“For more than 30 years, the Zonta Club of Cairns has rallied behind causes that promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all women.

“We know COVID-19 impacts including social isolation have heightened risks and danger for women in abusive home environments.

“We are now on the countdown to Christmas, which sadly can be a tough time for women who may be blocked from spending time with their friends and family, or punished for doing so.

“Light up the Night is just one way that we as a community can take a stand to say ‘no’ to domestic and family violence,” she said.

The event adheres to a COVID-safe plan and is supported by Cairns Regional Council.

For more information or to register, visit the Zonta Club of Cairns “Light up the Night” Facebook event.

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