USA withdraws funds from UN Population Fund

Zonta International has partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) to fund many projects serving women and girls. Now Zonta is dismayed to report that the USA has withdrawn its funding support, which will limit UNPF’s work. More

 

ZC of Sydney Hills receive Shire Award

The Zonta Club of Sydney Hills Inc was awarded The Hills Shire Community Project of the Year on Australia Day.  This was recognition for its innovative advocacy work: the Battered Barbie Project. More.

Zontian Valerie George awarded OAM

Valerie George of the Zonta Club of Nepean Valley Inc was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day honours for services to women’s health and the Nepean Valley community.

Birthing Kits Celebrated

This video, made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Birthing Kit Foundation of Australia, is an excellent five minute summary of the birthing kit phenomenon.

Website dedicated to prevention of forced marriage launched

My Blue Sky www.mybluesky.org.au, Australia’s first website dedicated to forced marriage prevention, information and legal advice, was recently launched by Anti-Slavery Australia, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Anti-Slavery Australia knows that people facing forced marriage may only have one opportunity to reach out for help. This website offers vulnerable people the opportunity to access reliable information about marriage in Australia and direct access to legal advice and support through a simple email or text message.