District 4


Kathleen Scanlon, Chairperson

ZC of Hamburg-Orchard Park

Committee: Kyle Patterson, Niagara Falls, NY; Lee Fogarty, Pittsburgh; Tanya Tagwerker, Guelph; Julie Brown, Stratford; Joan Westcott, Kitchener-Waterloo.

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 October 2021

October 2021View the October Calendar on the D4 Advocacy web pages to find Advocacy activities, events, & action resources offered by ZI, D4 and clubs.

Register for D4 Learning Advocacy, Mentoring, Nov. ZFW

D4 Learning - Advocacy / Mentoring / Announcing EMEN Monday, October 4, 2021 7:00 - 8:30 PM Presenters: Advocacy Committee; Leadership Development, ZI Committee Member & D4 Chairperson, Kathleen Douglass; ZFW Committee ADVOCACY: Preparing your club for the 16 Days...

ZC of Toronto – Hats for Activism

Get your hat today!IS YOUR CLUB PARTICIPATING IN THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM?   Don’t hide your Zonta Says NO orange under your winter coat – WEAR IT ON YOUR HEAD! Zonta Club of Toronto is selling hand-made hats in Zonta Orange Made with soft, thick baby blanket...

D4 Learning in October

D4 Learning MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM Registration open on District 4 Website September 22 – October 1, 2021 Join the ZI District 4 Board as we learn from our District 4 Committees. Advocacy District 4 Advocacy Committee will share how you and your club...

Advocacy September 2021 Calendar

September 2021View the August Calendar on the D4 Advocacy web pages to find Advocacy activities, events, & action resources offered by ZI, D4 and clubs.


Fast Action Fridays are released every other week and highlight an issue and an action that you can easily take with a click or signature. The Zonta USA Advocacy Action Center is a tool for our members in the United States and other individuals who share our...

Advocacy Calendar

Find Advocacy Activities, Events & Action Resources offered by Zonta International, District 4, and Clubs.

Advocacy Policies, Guidelines & Resources

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


Zonta USA Caucus often gets asked,

“How can we do advocacy, I thought we were  non-partisan?”

Non-partisan means Zonta can’t be advocating for a candidate or a party.  However, we can advocate for a position or a policy.  Zonta USA Caucus developed this video help to illustrate the issue.

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.

USA Caucus Logo

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.