Save the date for our OFFICIAL District 1 Fall Conference of the biennium! Date: October 20-22, 2017
Location: In the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts USA
Theme: Making our VOICES Heard to Further Zonta’s Mission!
As available details will be posted at: www.zontadistrict1.org/z/fall2017.
The 2017 Zonta International North American Interdistrict Conference (NAIDM)
Presentation material (PDFs) for the various workshops are now available for download.
The United States' Administration has made the devastating decision to end all U.S. support to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). UNFPA works on the frontlines of more than 150 countries to end child marriage and female genital mutilation and provide critical services like pre-natal care and safe childbirth, voluntary family planning, and midwife training. UNFPA is the organization Zonta works with on the project in Niger to prevent early marriage and in Liberia, Zonta International has partnered with UNFPA to treat and prevent obstetric fistula.
Zonta International president, Sonja Hönig Schough and Zonta International Advocacy Committee Chairman Maria José Landeira Oestergaard have now addressed the impact of this action by the US Administration in a formal statement. Click here to read the policy statement.
Zonta Clubs, we encourage you to take action and contact your legislators to advocate for the reinstatement of full U. S. support for UNFPA! Find contact info through this site: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members
Since Zonta was established in 1919, many members have joined us and are contributing actively to our objectives. Today, we are a leading global organization of more than 30,000 members in a diversity of professions in 67 countries worldwide. The main objectives for Zonta are to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women. We believe that a better world can only be a reality when women have access to all resources, and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men, when every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In Zonta, we empower women worldwide through service and advocacy while we develop ourselves.