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Stories of Impact: Zonta Centennial Anniversary Grantees make a difference for women and girls

In honor of Zonta's centennial anniversary in 2019, Zonta International awarded one-time grants of up to US$5,000 each to recognized charitable organizations. Each grant was dedicated to improve the lives of women and girls in the local community.

A total of US$296,271 was disbursed to 62 organizations in 18 countries, partnering with a Zonta club. Following are stories of impact from some of our Zonta International Centennial Anniversary Grantees.


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My Transcarpathia

Posted on 5/3/2021
The Zonta Club of Uzhgorod and My Transcarpathia in Ukraine partnered for a project to create new working places for vulnerable women and help them develop their entrepreneurial skills.



SafeHands

Posted on 5/3/2021
The Zonta Club of London II partnered with SafeHands to support schools to strengthen how female genital mutilation is taught in primary and secondary schools.



Ensure Legal Support through Local Movement & Action

Posted on 4/26/2021
The Zonta Club of Chittagong and Ensure Legal Support through Local Movement and Action partnered to reduce gender-based violence (GBV) in the Chittagong metropolitan city area of Bangladesh.



Without Borders Sri Lanka

Posted on 4/26/2021
The Zonta Club of Colombo IV and Without Borders Sri Lanka partnered for Inspire Lab, which equips young women to advocate for themselves.



BaptistCare Housing and Retirement Living/Campbelltown-Macarthur

Posted on 4/26/2021
The Zonta Club of Macarthur Inc, Australia, partnered with BaptistCare Housing and Retirement Living/Campbelltown-Macarthur for the Making Change Through Education project.



Zahra Foundation Australia

Posted on 4/19/2021
The Zonta Club of Adelaide Flinders Inc and the Zahra Foundation Australia partnered to assist women who have suffered from violence build up their social connections, confidence and ultimately their resilience.



South West Refuge Inc

Posted on 4/19/2021
South West Refuge Inc and the Zonta Club of Bunbury Inc, Australia partnered to support women by outfitting two rooms in the refuge for families escaping violence.



Bendigo Community Health Services Limited

Posted on 4/19/2021
The Zonta Club of Bendigo, Australia partnered with the Bendigo Community Health Services Limited for the project, Building the Health Literacy and Quality of Life for Refugee Women.



Operation Shield

Posted on 4/12/2021
The Zonta Club of Blackfoot and Operation Shield partnered to open the Advocacy Center, a safe location where commercial sex trafficking survivors can receive trauma counseling and support to recover from their experiences.



National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Posted on 4/12/2021
The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect partnered with the Zonta Club of Brisbane East Inc to train additional facilitators to conduct LOVEBiTES, a well-recognized respectful relationships program, in more schools.



Women’s Community Aid Association

Posted on 4/12/2021
The Women’s Community Aid Association and the Zonta Club of Brisbane Breakfast Inc partnered to purchase new computers for the organization’s library space, as the existing systems were outdated.



Blue Gate Public Health Promotion Initiative

Posted on 3/29/2021
Blue Gate Public Health Promotion Initiative and the Zonta Club of Ibadan II, Nigeria, partnered for a project to reduce the financial dependence of female sex workers living with HIV or AIDS on sex work.



Help for Mankind Initiative

Posted on 3/29/2021
Help for Mankind Initiative partnered with the Zonta Club of Ibadan, Nigeria, to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy and empower pregnant teens with sustainable skills and life-skills education.



Finnish Federation of Graduate Women, Vantaa Branch

Posted on 3/29/2021
The Zonta Club of Vantaa II and the Finnish Federation of Graduate Women (FFGW), Vantaa Branch partnered for the Let’s Work Together project, which helped find jobs for immigrant women.



Caritas Hong Kong

Posted on 3/22/2021
With a grant from Zonta International, Caritas Hong Kong and the Zonta Club of Kowloon launched the project, Holistic Development of Young Mothers II.



Philippine Children's Ministries Network

Posted on 3/22/2021
The Philippine Children’s Ministries Network partnered with the Zonta Club of Metro Greenhills for its Bangsamoro Women Recovery from War Initiative: Social Enterprise.



Junior Chamber International - Perlas Pasay

Posted on 3/22/2021
The Zonta Club of Las Piñas, Philippines, and Junior Chamber International - Perlas Pasay partnered for a program that sought to empower, inspire and nurture young and adult women



Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre

Posted on 3/15/2021
The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Lady MacLehose Centre partnered with the Zonta Club of Hong Kong for its project, Fostering Changes- Empowerment with Love for Women and Adolescent Girls.



Association of Community Development for Women Leaders, Ranong, Thailand (South)

Posted on 3/15/2021
The Zonta Club of Bangkok II, Thailand, partnered with the Association of Community Development for Women Leaders, Ranong, Thailand (South) to train women prisoners in a professional career after they are released.



AAUW Gaylord Area Branch

Posted on 3/15/2021
AAUW Gaylord Area Branch partnered with the Zonta Club of Gaylord Area, Michigan, for its sixth annual Tech Savvy event, which seeks to encourage more females to pursue careers in STEM.



The Women's Home

Posted on 3/8/2021
The Women’s Home partnered with the Zonta Club of Houston for help with its Treatment and Transitional Housing Program for women struggling with homelessness and co-occurring disorders.



Rape Crisis Center for the Coastal Empire

Posted on 3/8/2021
Partnering with the Zonta Club of Savannah, Georgia the Rape Crisis Center for the Coastal Empire hosted the Raising Up Girls program (Camp Thrive) for 80 girls.



Pace Center for Girls, Leon

Posted on 3/8/2021
The Pace Center for Girls, Leon partnered with the Zonta Club of Tallahassee, Florida for its Healing with the Arts (HEART) program, which provides arts education to 120 Pace students annually.



Mobility International USA

Posted on 3/1/2021
With a Zonta International US$5,000 grant, 22 women with disabilities benefitted directly from the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability training in Eugene, Oregon, USA.



YWCA Greater Lafayette

Posted on 3/1/2021
YWCA Greater Lafayette partnered with the Zonta Club of Frankfort for its project, Domestic Violence Program Technology for Connectivity.



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