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  • From Susanne’s Desk: Inside the UN General Assembly

    1 October 2018

    From Susanne’s Desk: Inside the UN General Assembly

    “Let’s stop calling it marriage: It’s a crime.” 

    This sentence has come to my mind again and again since I sat in a packed conference room at the United Nations on Tuesday last week.

  • Zonta International President Susanne von Bassewitz emphasizes need to empower women affected by the Syrian refugee crisis at SDG-5 Forum

    27 September 2018

    Zonta International President Susanne von Bassewitz emphasizes need to empower women affected by the Syrian refugee crisis at SDG-5 Forum

    The forum, organized by UN Women, called upon all private sector and philanthropic leaders to renew their commitment to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda, which can only be achieved by engaging and empowering women.
  • President Susanne von Bassewitz addresses Zonta's work to end child marriage at UN General Assembly side event

    26 September 2018

    President Susanne von Bassewitz addresses Zonta's work to end child marriage at UN General Assembly side event

    Today, in support of ending child marriage, Zonta International President Susanne von Bassewitz made a statement at a high-level side event on eliminating child marriage in Africa at the United Nations General Assembly. 
  • Celebrating 100 Years of Zonta International - zonta100.org now live!

    17 September 2018

    Celebrating 100 Years of Zonta International - zonta100.org now live!

    A new website has made its debut to help members and the world celebrate Zonta’s 100 years of empowering women.
  • Zonta International and UNICEF USA -  Building a More Equitable and Just World for Women and Girls

    6 September 2018

    Zonta International and UNICEF USA - Building a More Equitable and Just World for Women and Girls

    Together, UNICEF USA and Zonta International are building a more equitable and just world, one in which girls are able to exercise their rights to survival, safety and well-being, and as Zonta enters its centennial biennium, we are poised to make an even bigger impact together.
  • Read about the 2018 YWPA Awardees

    6 September 2018

    Read about the 2018 YWPA Awardees

    Meet 10 young women who are making a difference in their communities through volunteerism and leadership.
  • 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award materials now available

    8 August 2018

    2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award materials now available

    Materials, including the 2019 application, are now available for the 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award.