After almost a century of advocacy and action to empower women and girls around the world, Zonta International has launched a global campaign to increase awareness of the organization’s vision and goals and to attract more volunteers.
“Zonta is fully committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” said Zonta International President Sonja Hönig Schough. “By 2030, we want to see a world in which every woman and girl is able to achieve her full potential. We want them to have greatly improved access to resources and to be equally represented in decision-making positions. Above all, we want to see a world in which no woman or girl lives in fear of violence.”
“New members are the lifeblood of any volunteer-driven organization. Through our Global Membership Drive over the next 12 months, Zonta clubs in 66 countries will reach out to like-minded women and men. We want them to join us as advocates in combating inequality and violence, and to work alongside us as volunteers providing hands-on service in their communities and raising funds for our international projects and education programs.”
Prospective Zonta members can learn more about Zonta and how to join at www.zonta.org/Add-Your-Voice, and Zonta leaders can find tools to assist them in recruiting at http://membership.zonta.org/Tools/Global-Membership-Drive.