District 4


Kathleen Scanlon, Chairperson

ZC of Hamburg-Orchard Park

Committee: Kyle Patterson, Niagara Falls, NY; Lee Fogarty, Pittsburgh.

Campaigns, Resources & Inspiration

Advocacy is the expression of support for, or opposition to, a cause, argument or proposal. Advocacy actions may include influencing laws, legislation or attitudes.

Zonta Advocacy

Zonta advocacy is an action taken in “the public interest” or for “the greater good” with respect to empowering women and girls and their human rights.

The International Advocacy Committee encourages districts/regions, areas and clubs to use the below resources to increase advocacy actions at the district/region, area and club levels.

Zonta International, its districts and its clubs shall be nonpartisan and nonsectarian.

Encouraging new collaboration with two like-minded organizations.

Advocacy Policies, Guidelines & Resources

Affiliation with Other Organizations, Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Statement, and UN Women

16 Days of Activism D4 2020 Campaign

16 Days of Activism D4 campaign material.  Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.

Ending Child Marriage

More than 650 million girls and women alive today were married as children — before they were 18 years old.

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USA Caucus

Zonta’s USA Caucus advocates for gender equality issues and a place to align on key issues and provides a platform for coordinated advocacy actions within the United States.


Seven Principles.  Commit, Assess & Define, Communicate, Implement & Measure.