District 4

Advocacy

Kathleen Scanlon, Chairperson

ZC of Hamburg-Orchard Park

Committee: Kyle Patterson, Niagara Falls, NY; Lee Fogarty, Pittsburgh; Tanya Tagwerker, Guelph; Julie Brown, Stratford.

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 August 2021 Calendar

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

Project Maple Leaf – Canadian Club Advocacy in D4

Join the Area 2 Clubs in District 4 to end the buying and selling of children, boys, and girls in Canada.Canadian Zonta Clubs are joining with the organization, Courage for Freedom in the #EradicateChallenge to advocate for the elimination of the trafficking of...

Advocacy July 2021 Calendar

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

ADVOCACY: POLITICAL YES, NON-PARTISAN, YES

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...

Advocacy June Calendar

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

Advocacy May Calendar

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

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

ADVOCACY: POLITICAL YES, NON-PARTISAN, YES

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.

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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.

WEPs

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