Today, more than 15million women are living with HIV, and approximately 530,000 women die each year during pregnancy or childbirth. Zonta has supported programs addressing the unique health issues of women in different areas of the world including: efforts to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS through health education and prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programs; the provision of basic health services and health education for women and children living in rural or poor urban areas

Today, more than 15million women are living with HIV, and approximately 530,000 women die each year during pregnancy or childbirth. Zonta has supported programs addressing the unique health issues of women in different areas of the world including: efforts to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS through health education and prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programs; the provision of basic health services and health education for women and children living in rural or poor urban areas

Zonta International helps women overcome gender barriers to careers in traditionally male-dominated fields through the Amelia Earhart Fellowships and Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. Gender inequality in education, however, begins much earlier in life. Of an estimated 93 million children not in school, 48.4 million are girls.

Zonta International helps women overcome gender barriers to careers in traditionally male-dominated fields through the Amelia Earhart Fellowships and Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. Gender inequality in education, however, begins much earlier in life. Of an estimated 93 million children not in school, 48.4 million are girls.

S'incontrano tutte le donne del mondo alla convention ZONTA di Torino

S'incontrano tutte le donne del mondo alla convention ZONTA di Torino

TheHumanRights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. Zonta's efforts to prevent violence against women worldwide focus on: raising awareness of, and improving education about, violence against women and children.

TheHumanRights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. Zonta's efforts to prevent violence against women worldwide focus on: raising awareness of, and improving education about, violence against women and children.

Helvi Sipila: In 1972, Ms. Sipilä became the first woman to be appointed Assistant Secretary-General, a remarkable achievement at a time when 97 per cent of United Nations senior management (D1 and above) was male. She headed the Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs until 1980. Ms. Sipilä used her leadership position in the United Nations effectively to advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Helvi Sipila: In 1972, Ms. Sipilä became the first woman to be appointed Assistant Secretary-General, a remarkable achievement at a time when 97 per cent of United Nations senior management (D1 and above) was male. She headed the Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs until 1980. Ms. Sipilä used her leadership position in the United Nations effectively to advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Harriette Yeckel, Zonta International President 1972-1974, passed away on Saturday, 5 January.  Harriette was introduced to Zonta as the recipient of a scholarship from the Zonta Club of Denver and was subsequently invited to join Zonta, an organization she served for more than 50 years.

Harriette Yeckel, Zonta International President 1972-1974, passed away on Saturday, 5 January. Harriette was introduced to Zonta as the recipient of a scholarship from the Zonta Club of Denver and was subsequently invited to join Zonta, an organization she served for more than 50 years.

Pakistan: one of world's most dangerous countries for women. (Thomson Reuters Foundation Danger Poll)

Pakistan: one of world's most dangerous countries for women. (Thomson Reuters Foundation Danger Poll)

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