President's Corner

24 March 2020
Thinking of you

Dear Zonta members,

Who would have foreseen that, within only a few days, lives for almost of all us have changed dramatically in order to slow down the spreading of COVID-19? Many of you are experiencing not only shelter-in-place mandates, with all the difficulties and sad consequences that come with them, but also much more forceful impacts on your own health and that of your loved ones, on your businesses and on your jobs.

This year’s International Women’s Day celebrations mark 25 years of implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted by the United Nations at the Fourth World Conference on Women. As Zontians, we are still proud that the first one, 45 years ago, was organized by our Past International President Helvi Sipilä.
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Latest News
The Zonta International community is remembering Zonta International Honorary Member, Dr. Catherine Hamlin, Australia’s most renowned gynecologist. Together with her husband, Dr. Reginald Hamlin, she founded the first Fistula Hospital in the world in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She devoted 60 years of her life to the treatment of women suffering complications from fistula and obstructed childbirth. Dr. Hamlin passed away at her home in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, 18 March. She was 96 years old.

We are very pleased to share the 2018-2019 Zonta International and Zonta International Annual Report.

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    We Are Zonta



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    Zonta Club of Ibadan, Nigeria

    “I joined Zonta to work with women of like minds in lifting up less fortunate women, and to have fun while doing so.”


    Zonta Club of Riga, Latvia

    “I joined Zonta not only due to my willingness to contributing to improve women’s well-being on this globe, but also because of meeting and collaborating with Zontians—a variety of smart and energetic women with different backgrounds, knowledge and experience. If not for Zonta, most likely I would never have met them.”



    Zonta Club of Para District Area Inc, Australia

    “Many years ago I received a Zonta community award. I soon learned of the many services they provide and was impressed by the Zonta International Objects. I renew my membership because I feel proud to belong to an international organization that serves communities at a local level and in the world.”


    Zonta Club of Tauranga Area, New Zealand

    “I am in Zonta for fun, friendship and that feeling that I get when I know I am doing something to help other women and girls in New Zealand and around the world.”