UN Women welcomes Agreed Conclusions at the Commission on Status of Women

Please read the following statement by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: At the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women welcomes the outcome of the meeting. The Agreed Conclusions are a …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Starting on November 25th

Today is the Day 4 of the 2012 international “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.” November 25th was declared International Day Against Violence Against Women in July 1981 in Bogota, Columbia to commemorate the violent assassination of the Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa) in 1960 by the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in …

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Vladia Jurcova Spencer Named the Vice Chairman of Zonta International PR & Communication Committee

Dianne K. Curtis, the Zonta International President, named our club’s president, Vladia Jurcova Spencer, Vice-Chairman of International Public Relations and Communications Committee at Zonta International. Vladia will serve as deputy to Judy Johnson, the Chairman of International Public Relations and Communications Committee at Zonta International, assisting her and the team of outstanding communications professionals from …

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Join Zonta International Foundation Chicago Marathon Team!

The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 7:30 AM. For the first time ever, Zonta International will have a team running in the marathon. The ZIF Team has a minimum fundraising commitment of $600 per team member. The $25 paid at registration will count toward this …

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Violence against Women and Girls in Haiti: The Enemy Within

Narrated by internationally renowned TV journalist Daljit Dhaliwal, this 21st Century short documentary goes deep into Haiti’s makeshift camps to expose acts of violence and sexual assaults women, especially young girls and even babies, have encountered since the country’s devastating earthquake in January left 1.5 million homeless. While measures are being taken by, for instance, …

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January 11 is Amelia Earhart Day

After hearing of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance in 1937, the Zonta Club of Bakersfield, California, USA suggested honoring the trailblazing Zontian with a scholarship that would further her deep interest in the science of aeronautics. In 1938, Zonta established the Amelia Earhart Fellowships. Few women were active in aeronautics, science or engineering at the time – no qualified applicants were …

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Zonta International President Receives the Prestigious Minerva Award in Rome

Dianne Curtis, President of Zonta International, was awarded the Minerva Award on November 15, 2010, in the Hall of the Capitol in Rome, Italy.  Dianne Curtis, a native of Santa Clarita, California, U.S., and is the first American to receive the prestigious Minerva Award. Established in 1983 by Anna Maria Mammoliti, President of Il Club …

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United Nations Announces the creation of UN WOMEN!

In an historic move, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously on 2 July 2010 to create a new entity to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide. The establishment of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women — to be known as UN Women — is …

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