Help Zonta & UNICEF Stop Child Marriages!
The Zonta USA Caucus is excited to announce the launch of a national Public Service Announcement (PSA) billboard campaign to stop child marriages in the United States, in partnership with UNICEF USA.
How can you support this important cause? Increase awareness of child marriage in the United States and encourage legislators in your state to pass legislation that prohibits marriage under the age of 18 with no exceptions. Visit stopchildmarriages.org & talk to members in your community, contact legislation and share on social media
We recognize that there are a lot of stresses and uncertainty with the global COVID-19 pandemic; however, we also know that actions like ours are needed even more in times of crises. We hope that you can find some time while you are at home to connect with your fellow community leaders and members and be creative in finding ways to support the campaign and ensure its success.
Thank you in advance for your support! Together, we can stop child marriages in the United States.
Help Us Make a Difference!
We are a volunteer-powered, leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Through your donations, Zonta improves women's lives, their children's lives and the communities in which they live and work. Join us in making gender equality a reality for women and girls worldwide.
Mahalo for a successful 2019 Christmas Fund Drive!
The Zonta Club of Kaua'i Foundation thanks everyone
that generously donated to our Christmas Fund!
For more than 25 years, Zonta Club of Kaua'i and the Garden Island Newspaper (TGI) have teamed up to raise funds for people in our community who are in need of support. This year, we received $30,570 in donations which includes the $5,000 donor match through the Hawai'i Community Foundation. With the help of nine agencies providing us with their stories of families and individuals that could use our help this holiday season, we were able to provide 749 keiki and kupuna with a brighter Christmas, all through the support of our community and friends of Kaua'i. Mahalo to all who so generously gave to this effort.
Pictured are Zonta members with representatives from the agencies who recently received Christmas Fund donations from the Zonta Club of Kaua'i Foundation. They are: Child & Family Services, Department of Health Developmental Disability, Easter Seals of Kaua'i, Adult Day Health Center, Kaua'i Agency on Elderly Affairs, Kaua'i Economic Opportunity, YWCA of Kaua'i. (Missing are Hale Kipa and Love the Journey)
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DENIM DAY 2020
On April 29th, 2020 our Zonta Club of Kaua'i joined (virtually) the International calling for #DenimDay sexual assault awareness!
In 1977, an 18 year-old girl was raped by her 45 year-old driving instructor, who was convicted & sent to jail in Italy. He appealed his case & was eventually reviewed by the Italian Supreme Court. The case was overturned. The Head Judge argued that because the girl wore tight jeans, she must have assisted in the removal of her jeans & therefore consented. Enraged by the verdict, the women in Parliament protested by wearing jeans.
Mahalo to everyone around the world that participated!
SERVICE PROJECT AT KEO
NEW MEMBER INDUCTIONS
Zonta Kauaʻi welcomed two more new members during our February 6, 2020 meeting. Pictured above are Amy Esaki and Melody Lopez.
Presenting three professional women and new Zonta Club of Kauai members: Laycie Love, Cyndy Racca and Nik Cristobal, who were inducted at our January 9, 2020 meeting.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS ADVOCACY PROJECT
Make up & toiletry bags were donated to the YWCA Women's Shelter Director Katie Miller with ZONTA CLUB OF KAUAI members & guests at their membership meeting. This was part of the 16 Days of Activism done yearly November 25 - December 10, Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women.
Pictured above are our 2019 Scholarship recipients.
The Zonta Club of Kaua'i is a branch of it's parent organization, Zonta International, which is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Zonta envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
In October 2020, Zonta International Celebrates 100 Years at the ZI Convention in Chicago!
ZONTA'S CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY BIENNIUM
ZONTA'S CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY BIENNIUM
November 8, 2019 marks Zonta’s centennial anniversary. Join us in our celebrations throughout the centennial biennium, that began at our 2018 International Convention in Yokohama, Japan, and will end with our 2020 International Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA.