Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

July 15, 2008

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Zonta International began in Buffalo, New York, in 1919 with five women.  Today, Zonta has more than 33,000 members in over 1200 clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas.  The headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois.

Zonta Club of Fort Smith was chartered April 24, 1967.  In its forty-seven year history, Zonta Club of Fort Smith has supported projects that advance the status of women both locally and internationally.

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Zonta Club of Fort Smith meets at 6:00 P.M. the second Monday of the month at the main Fort Smith Public Library’s community room. 

Contact President Judi Hansen at judi_hansen7759@yahoo.com for additional information

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Email:  zontafortsmith@aol.com

 

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Support I-VAWA

The International Violence Against Women Act has been introduced into both the House and the Senate.  The recent atrocities committed against school girls in Nigeria serve to emphasize the horrors girls around the world suffer.  The I-VAWA would support health programs and survivor services, encourage legal accountability and a change of public attitudes, promote access to economic opportunity projects and education, and address violence against women and girls in humanitarian situations.  Violence against women and girls includes harmful practices that range from rape to domestic violence, to acid burning and dowry deaths, and so-called “honor killings.”  Violence against girls and women is a human rights violations. 

Please, contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators and implore them to support I-VAWA.

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