Supporting important causes
District 16 Project for 2014 to 2016 Millennium:
Sophie Elliot Foundation
Zonta supports New Zealand Gynecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF)
More than one million women around the world are diagnosed with a gynecological cancer every day. In New Zealand alone, one woman dies every day from these cancers. NZGCF is the leading charity in this sector and is working hard to change these outcomes “by informing and educating the community about all gynecological caners with the aim of increasing the survival of New Zealand women.” In addition to hosting and supporting awareness events around the country, NZGCF is using wallet cards, DVDs and information packs to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of these cancers so that any issues are detected as early as possible. To learn more about NZGCF and their work please visit www.nzgcf.org.nz.
Zonta pledge to support Women in the Solomon Islands
Zonta members at the 2009 District 16 Conference in October 2009 voted to support a new project in conjunction with Family Planning International, to support women and girls in the Solomon Islands. The project is in the early phases of establishment and will provide a health education programme, together with a life skills and income generating education programme. Initially based in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, it is hoped that after successful establishment the programme will be able to expand to the outer islands.
During the 2012-2014 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the International Service Fund:
Liberia Fistula Program
Funding: US$1,000,000 to UNFPA (United Nations Popular Fund)
Elimination of New Pediatric HIV Infection and Prevention and Response to Survivors of Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Rwanda
Funding: US$1,000,000 to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)
Mass Communication with a Purpose: Global Partnership on Edutainment for Social Change
Funding: US$802,124 to the UN Trust Fund, administered by UN Women
Safe Cities for Women in Honduras:
Funding: US$250,000 to UN Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women)
Empowering Women in Rural Samoa to Combat Violence
Funding: US$109,876 to the UN Trust Fund, administered by UN Women
Zonta Says NO
In line with the ZISVAW projects, Zontonians around the world are working to end violence against women through the Zonta Says NO campaign. Read more about these important projects, and projects from previous years, on-line at www.zonta.org.nz Donations from Zonta members across the world directly fund these important projects.