Zonta works toward and advocates for a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.
We follow proposed legislation affecting equal rights and the status of women. Locally, our club partners with like-minded organizations and aspires to collaborate with others, including The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters Colorado.
In 2021, The Zonta Club of Denver’s (ZCD) advocacy, service, and public relations committees partnered with The Blue Bench (thebluebench.org) to create a poster to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault. The Blue Bench (TBB) is one of ZCD’s service award winners. TBB Safe Bars Project trains staff in establishments that serve liquor on how to recognize and respond to incidents of sexual harassment and assault. The “Yes Means Yes” posters have been placed in ten Safe Bar trained businesses and offers information about consent and safety along with phone numbers and a Quick Response (QR) Code for access to sexual assault and domestic violence resources available.
Cerebral Brewing, (cerebralbrewing.com) an award-winning craft brewery in Denver, is one of the Safe Bars trained businesses that have joined with ZCD, TBB, and Safe House-Denver in promoting this prevention campaign. Additional establishments are scheduled for receiving posters and training in 2022.
Members of the Zonta Club of Denver joined with The Blue Bench organization and Novel Strand Brewing Company on December 3, 2021 to promote Zonta Says No and educate patrons about violence against women. “Yes Means Yes” posters were given to the Novel Strand Brewing staff to place in their restrooms.