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International Women's Day / Zonta Rose Day

8 March 2021

Rose Day is celebrated along with International Women's Day as a time to reflect and give tribute to the women who have empowered you. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labor movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. Read our statement.


CSW65

15-26 March 2021

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021. Click here for more information.

Girls’ Education: Access, Obstacles and Impact to Achieving Gender Equity

17 March, 9 AM CST

Approximately 130 million girls between the ages of 6 and 17 are out of school and 15 million girls will never enter a classroom, due to barriers caused by poverty, social norms, poor infrastructure, violence and fragility and now, COVID-19. Yet, despite these barriers, education provides multiple benefits for girls while also creating economic growth, decreasing the likelihood of conflict, increasing resilience and impacting future generations with wide-reaching economic and social benefits. Join Zonta International and UNICEF USA to learn about the multiple drivers and barriers to education for girls, how education impacts many areas of progress for girls, and how we can improve access to education for girls around the world.

Access the event via the NGO CSW Forum event app at https://ngocsw65forum.us2.pathable.com/meetings/virtual/zxWujkZuDwPLtkNij.

Staged Reading of "Ruined"—Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play

19 March, 11 AM CDT

Join the Feminist and Women's Movement Action Plan for a staged reading of “Ruined,” Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning play examining the rape and human trafficking of women as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The reading is being co-produced by Zonta International United Nations Committee Chairman Pamela Morgan in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and is co-sponsored by Zonta International. Please note that this play includes adult content and strong language.

Access the event via the NGO CSW Forum event app at https://ngocsw65forum.us2.pathable.com/meetings/virtual/2X3rFgExTDThqXWfP.


New Member Orientation

18 March 2021

Are you new to Zonta? Join the Zonta HQ Team on this webinar and let us welcome you. We will provide a history of Zonta, the programs we support, resources available to you, and an opportunity to meet with a member of the International Membership Committee. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have!

Register for one of two options below:

9:00-10:00 AM CDT Thu, 18 March    6:00-7:00 PM CDT, Thu, 18 March


REMARKABLE WOMEN, POWERFUL STORIES

24 March 2021

Each month during this leadership series, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story. 


International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

24 March 2021

This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.


REMARKABLE WOMEN, POWERFUL STORIES

28 April 2021

Each month during this leadership series, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story. 


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

23 May 2021

The United Nations has observed the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula since 2013. This day is meant to raise awareness of this issue and mobilize support around the globe.


REMARKABLE WOMEN, POWERFUL STORIES

26 May 2021

Each month during this leadership series, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story. 


International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

19 June 2021

The resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly on June 19, 2015. The date marks the Security Council resolution 1820 (2008), where sexual violence as a tactic of war was condemned.


REMARKABLE WOMEN, POWERFUL STORIES

23 June 2021

Each month during this leadership series, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story. 


North American Inter-District

25-27 June 2021

Hotel Cincinnati Netherland Plaza – Cincinnati, Ohio

Engage with fellow Zonta members from across North America. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Challenges and Opportunities for Zonta’s Second Century.” Click here for more information and to register.


World Population Day

11 July 2021

World Population Day aims to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.


REMARKABLE WOMEN, POWERFUL STORIES

28 July 2021

Each month during this leadership series, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story. 


International Day of Friendship

30 July 2021

International Day of Friendship was designated by the United Nations General Assembly (UN). On July 30, we step back and get thankful for those relationships worldwide, as they promote and encourage peace, happiness, and unity.


World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

30 July 2021

Member States also adopted resolution A/RES/68/192 and designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This resolution declared that such a day was necessary to "raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights."


International Youth Day

12 August 2021

12 August was designated as International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. It is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in promoting human rights and development. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world's youth.


World Humanitarian Day

19 August 2021

World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.


REMARKABLE WOMEN, POWERFUL STORIES

25 August 2021

Each month during this leadership series, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story. 


European InterDistrict Seminar

3-5 September 2021

Taking place in the finance capital of Frankfurt, Germany, the 9th European InterDistrict Seminar will explore a wide variety of financial questions relevant to women, NGOs and society in tomorrow’s digital world. Join in for a weekend of inspiring panel discussions and workshops with female entrepreneurs and leaders and the edge of new digital era. Click here for more information.


International Literacy Day

8 September 2021

The 8th of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.


International Day of Peace

21 September 2021

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.


REMARKABLE WOMEN, POWERFUL STORIES

29 September 2021

Each month during this leadership series, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story. 


REMARKABLE WOMEN, POWERFUL STORIES

27 October 2021

Each month during this leadership series, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story. 

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8 March 2021

Zonta International president's address on International Women's Day 2021

President Sharon Langenbeck shares a special message on International Women's Day, a time to celebrate progress toward gender equality and acts of bravery and determination by women around the world.
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