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 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 like-minded organizations.
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.
Club ADVOCACY Projects
“Helping Us to Help You”
Share your club advocacy projects and descriptions with us to share with other D4 clubs. This will generate a listing of projects and actions and reduce the workload for all.
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.