President's Corner

  • 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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  • 31
    Jul
     
    Jordan Site Visit Day Three: Building resilience
    We all lived a very emotional moment today: a victim of domestic violence broke down in tears as she shared her experience with us. Almost everyone else cried with...
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  • 30
    Jul
     
    Jordan Site Visit Day Two: "Nobody must interfere with my life anymore"
    When she turned to an Islamic center for help, Fatimah, a Syrian refugee woman, was asked to wear a long coat. She suddenly realized that, after being on her own...
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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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