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Zonta International Webinar: The Istanbul Convention

6 May 2021

Currently the Council of Europe (CoE) Istanbul Convention is in the news all over the world. The withdrawal of a state party to the Convention has sparked  great concern and outrage in the international community. A setback in the joint efforts to combat violence against women and domestic violence is feared.  

To learn more about the Istanbul Convention and why it is called a ground-breaking convention and the gold-standard to combat violence against women and domestic violence and to learn more about the challenges the Convention is facing, the Zonta International CoE Committee is offering a webinar specifically on the Istanbul Convention. Join the committee for this special opportunity to become more familiar with the Convention, a treaty of great impact in protecting and saving women and girls from violence, and a tool relevant for our advocacy work and the Zonta Says NO-Campaign. You will also get a brief insight on the drafting process of the Convention and the opening for signature in Istanbul in May 2011. Karin Nordmeyer and Irma Ertman, two members of the ZI CoE Committee, will talk about their personal experiences at that time.

Session 1, 6:00 AM CDT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NRHtfwsYTWOkxCCYVgMAJQ
Session 2, 2:00 PM CDT: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ctQTWlDjRYq9Bbs2tK3eqw


Zonta Advocacy Series: Ending Child Marriage

An assessment of successes and failures

17 May 2021, 8:00 AM Central Daylight Time

The Sustainable Development Goals call for an end to child, early and forced marriage by 2030. From 2000 to 2020, child marriage decreased 15 percent, equating to approximately 25 million child marriages averted. Despite these gains, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 100 million girls were at risk of being married before the age or 18 by 2030. COVID-19 has now put an additional 10 million more girls at risk of child marriage by 2030. Join Zonta International, partners and other key stakeholders for a conversation about the successes and failures of the movement to end child marriage in an international, national and local context. Gain insight on the priorities for the movement going forward and turn your advocacy into action to end child marriage.

Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FzcW0pW2TFeKaDjdGq91Ew.


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 - Kendra Sharp

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

22 June 2021 - Holly Ransom

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 - Naoko Yamazaki

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


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 - Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann

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


REMARKABLE WOMEN, POWERFUL STORIES

27 October 2021 - Helen Clark

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


65TH Zonta International CONVENTION - HAMBURG, GERMANY

25- 29 June 2022

Taking place at the Congress Center Hamburg, Convention 2022 welcomes Zontians and guests from all over the globe.


66th Zonta International Convention - Brisbane, Australia 

2024
Save the date to join your fellow Zontians in Brisbane, Australia, for the 66th Zonta International Convention. 

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