Dozens of residents didn’t let the weather stop them from raising their voices against gender-based. They gathered at the Third Street Bridge in Chatham on Nov. 25 to take part in the seventh annual Rally on the Bridge, organized by the Zonta Club of Chatham-Kent.
Zonta Club advocacy chair and rally organizer Hilary Henley said women’s organizations that deal with the issue are reporting “the rate of domestic violence has soared since the beginning of COVID. There’s no question about it.”
She said the rally – which was a static event rather than marching – received plenty of honks from motorists driving by.
Henley said she hopes those same motorists will take time to ponder the problem of violence against women.
The issue is something Dana Lindhardsen thinks about as the father of two young girls – Greta and Casey.
The Chatham man joined his daughters and wife Jessica Kroez to take part in the rally.