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Raising The White Flag?

No, Toowoomba isn’t surrendering to anyone.  On Thursday 10th December the Zonta Clubs of Toowoomba are hosting a flag raising to honour the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and endorse Toowoomba & Zontas ‘Say No to Violence’ campaign.

Flags of Australia, the United Nations and  Zonta will be raised in solidarity to pledge and uphold the spirit of ‘16 Days of Activism’ run from 25th November, UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women (White Ribbon Day), to 10th December, Human Rights Day.

The campaign spans these 16 Days in order to highlight the link between violence against women and human rights. Today, women and girls are subjected to many forms of human rights violations solely on the basis of their gender.

The 16 Days period includes other significant dates like International Human Rights Defenders Day (29th November), World Aids Day (1st December) and the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre (6th December).
Join us at Village Green at 12 Midday on Thursday to show that Toowoomba is a city that isn’t ‘surrendering’ human rights.

Tony Rehn
Crime Prevention Officer
Darling Downs District
Queensland Police Service
Ph 07 4631 6755 Fax 07 4615 3200
Darling Downs “Mypolice” blog – http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/darlingdowns/
131 444 Policelink – the number to report non urgent incidents
Crimestoppers 1800 333 000

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