International Women's Day, 8 March, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year, the United Nations’ theme is, “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.”
According to the UN, “The idea of this theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal No. 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and No. 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”
Zonta International is working to achieve Goal No. 5 with its global service projects, education programs that award outstanding women in their fields, the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign and the daily service and advocacy projects in which clubs and districts participate.
Each year, we recognize International Women’s Day as our Zonta Rose Day, in which we encourage our members and supporters to make a donation to the Zonta International Foundation Rose Fund in honor or in memory of an influential and inspirational woman.
Donations to the Rose Fund enable Zonta to continue supporting projects and programs that help women achieve a life free of violence, and empower them to overcome gender barriers that hinder their access to health, education and professional advancement. Through Zonta and its partners, we are providing effective service to make lasting change for future generations of women.