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FC Bayern supports initiative condemning violence against women and girls

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To send a signal against violence towards women and girls, the Allianz Arena will be lit up in orange this Monday, November 25th, from 5 pm to 11 pm. In this way, FC Bayern is supporting the women's movement "ZONTA Says NO", by which ten public institutions and companies from Munich as well as numerous organizations worldwide are condemning violence against women and girls.

In Germany, the nationwide campaign is being coordinated by the Union of German ZONTA Clubs. The Union is part of the global initiative of ZONTA International, which has been organized on November 25th every year since 2012. Four of the German ZONTA clubs are based in Munich.

Allianz Arena is part of the ‘ZONTA Says NO’ campaign

In addition to the Allianz Arena, the Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labour and Social Affairs, BMW World, the culture centre ‘Gasteig’, the television tower in the Olympic Park, the Wheel of Munich (world’s biggest mobile Ferris wheel) in the Werksviertel district, the Künstlerhaus, the Ludwig Maximilians University, the Prinzregenten Theatre, the Rechts der Isar Technische Universität-Klinikum (Technical University Clinic), the Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich in the Arcisstraße) as well as one of the buildings of the Stadtwerke München (Municipal Utilities of Munich) will take part in the campaign.

"We are pleased with the broad commitment of civil society. Violence against women and girls is the most frequent human rights violation worldwide," said Dr. Petra Bernatzeder, President of the ZONTA Club Munich II.

ZONTA: Worldwide advocacy for the rights of women and girls

ZONTA International, which today is a global non-partisan non-governmental organization, was founded one hundred years ago on November 8 in Buffalo, New York. It is a non-partisan, non-denominational and ideologically neutral association of committed female professionals who work to improve the position of women in legal, political and economic terms.

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