BKFA CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY.

Several of our members attended the recent tenth anniversary of the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia, which is funded by the Government (AusAID) in partnership with Zonta who funds 50% of costs and the rest of the organisation is funded by donations. The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) works with organisations and communities to provide a clean birthing…

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Preventing gender-based violence in school

One of Zonta International’s biennium projects is the Gender Responsive Schools Pilot Model in Vietnam. Partnering with the UN Trust Fund, the program seeks to tackle gender-based violence in and around schools, which is one of the main barriers to girls equality and empowerment. In the video, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visited the…

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Reducing early marriage in Niger

One of the projects funded by Zonta International during the 2014-2016 biennium is Respecting the Rights and Responding to the Needs of Adolescent Girls in Niger. The goal of this project is to reduce early marriage and early pregnancy in a critical mass of communities in four regions of Niger. The project is being supported…

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International Day of the Girl Child

On this International Day of the Girl Child, I call on all governments to take action to end all forms of violence against girls in all parts of the world. Together, we must create a world where violence against women and girls is never tolerated and girls are always empowered to reach their full potential….

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Club speakers excel

We’ve already had some wonderful speakers this year, and next month will see that trend continue. In August we welcomed Rosemary Warmington, CEO of Carers SA. Our club has been a long-time supporter of Carers SA via a grant to hold a carers’ indulgence day for many years. In addition to talking about the challenges…

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Zonta’s international programs

Information about Zonta International’s 2014-2016 biennium projects is now available on the Zonta International website, along with presentations from the ZI Convention on the impact of Zonta’s work. Club members received an update at the September meeting, including this video about Zonta’s fistula program in Liberia. Sadly, the Ebola crisis has forced the temporary closure…

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