President's  Corner

  • 3
    Mar
     
    International Women's Day 2016: Envision equality–take action now!
    Women worldwide have been celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March since 1975, to reflect on progress made to achieve gender equality, to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities and to call for sustainable change.
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  • SUSANNE von BASSEWITZ

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    Susanne von Bassewitz is the 2018-2020 President of Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation.

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  • 7
    Nov
     
    100 Years of Zonta International

    Click to view a special video message from President Susanne von Bassewitz


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  • 7
    Nov
     
    Celebrating our Centennial Anniversary
    8 November is a very special day for us: 100 years back, Zonta was founded in Buffalo, New York, by courageous women who set out to work for gender equality and a better world. 
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  • 1
    Nov
     
    …and another Centennial Anniversary

    Like Zonta, the International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded in 1919, in the aftermath of World War I. One of its key missions right from the start was the "improvement of women’s right and working condition" and "equal remuneration for work of equal value."


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  • 30
    Oct
     
    Honoring quite another 100 years

    During my recent stay in Taipei I learned that the Zonta Club of Taipei II has a member, Ju-Chiang Lay Shan, who celebrated her hundredth birthday a while ago. 


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  • 1
    Aug
     
    Jordan Site Visit Day Four: What empowerment means
    Nabeela is respected by the women at the Oasis 3 center and can teach many others how to weave. At home, in Syria, she hardly left the house and was completely dependent on her husband. It was in Za’atari, a camp that hosts 80,000 refugees, that she learned how to weave. What is even more remarkable, she has become the one who, today, actually takes the lead in her family.
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