International commemorates International Women's Day and Zonta Rose Day 2023
On 8 March, International
Women's Day, Zonta International joins the global celebration of the social,
economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The Zonta community
also marks 8 March as Zonta Rose Day, a time to reflect on past achievements and
honor the current efforts of individuals working toward gender equity.
"Each year, Zonta members
around the world celebrate International Women's Day and Zonta Rose Day by
giving tribute to the people who have most inspired them with gifts to the
Zonta Foundation for Women," Zonta International President Ute Scholz said. "It
is because of generous donations such as these that we are able to build a
better world for women and girls."
year's International Women's Day global campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity.
According to internationalwomensday.com, truly embracing equity "means to deeply
believe, value and seek out difference as a necessary and positive element of
life. To embrace equity means to understand the journey required to achieve
International has embraced equity for more than 100 years as a strong advocate
of gender equality at the local, national and global levels," Scholz said.
According to the World
Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2022, it will take another 132 years to close
the global gender gap.
"This is much too long! We demand sustainable actions to
close this gap sooner," Scholz said.
of Zonta's international
service projects and education programs aim to provide life-changing
opportunities for women and girls to achieve gender equity worldwide. Our
members also engage at the local and national level in advocacy and awareness
efforts focusing on ending gender-based violence, equal pay, closing the gender
gap in male-dominated fields and more.
This year on International Women's Day and Zonta Rose Day,
Zonta International encourages its members to participate in local events
celebrating the achievements of women and to make a
special donation on behalf of someone who has empowered them.
8 MARCH 2023