Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

July 15, 2008


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.


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 for additional information

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University in 1991.  Since that time the Campaign has seen over 5,167 organizations in 187 countries participate. The sixteen days run from November 25 through December 10.

November 25:  International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women

 November 25th was declared International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women  to commemorate the violent assassination of the Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa) on November 25, 1960, by the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.  In 1999, the United Nations officially recognized November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Remember to wear your orange on the 25th of each month to increase awareness of violence against women.

Please join Zontians in raising awareness of gender violence—share the message!

Day 2:  November 26

From WHO:  According to a 2013 global review of available data, 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.  However, some national violence studies show that up to 70 percent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime from an intimate partner.

Please join Zontians in raising awareness of gender violence–share the message!





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