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  • Strengthening resilience, investing in passion: Zonta International Foundation and UN Women empower women across Jordan.

    22 August 2019

    Strengthening resilience, investing in passion: Zonta International Foundation and UN Women empower women across Jordan.

    From 28-31 July, on their first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, four members of a delegation headed by Susanne von Bassewitz, President of Zonta International Foundation, gained first-hand insight into UN Women’s work and witnessed the opportunities that are being provided to women through continuous support from the Zonta International Foundation.
  • Zonta Talk: Hand in Hand: Empowerment of Women in Humanitarian Settings

    19 August 2019

    Zonta Talk: Hand in Hand: Empowerment of Women in Humanitarian Settings

    Register today for the next Zonta Talk, scheduled for 9 AM CDT, 24 August.

    Listen to learn more about our Eid bi Eid project in Jordan.

  • Jordan Site Visit Day Four: What empowerment means

    1 August 2019

    Jordan Site Visit Day Four: What empowerment means

    Nabeela is respected by the women at the Oasis 3 center and can teach many others how to weave. At home, in Syria, she hardly left the house and was completely dependent on her husband. It was in Za’atari, a camp that hosts 80,000 refugees, that she learned how to weave. What is even more remarkable, she has become the one who, today, actually takes the lead in her family.
  • Jordan Site Visit Day Three: Building resilience

    31 July 2019

    Jordan Site Visit Day Three: Building resilience

    We all lived a very emotional moment today: a victim of domestic violence broke down in tears as she shared her experience with us. Almost everyone else cried with her. Today, she receives training and money at the Taibeh Community Center and finds consolation in the collaboration and interaction with her Jordanian and Syrian co-students.
  • Jordan Site Visit Day Two: "Nobody must interfere with my life anymore"

    30 July 2019

    Jordan Site Visit Day Two: "Nobody must interfere with my life anymore"

    When she turned to an Islamic center for help, Fatimah, a Syrian refugee woman, was asked to wear a long coat. She suddenly realized that, after being on her own in the Jordanian host community, she wanted to manage her life independently. 
  • Zonta International announces Centennial Anniversary Grantees

    30 July 2019

    Zonta International announces Centennial Anniversary Grantees

    Zonta International is pleased to announce the recipients of its Centennial Anniversary Grants. A total of US$296,271 will be disbursed to 62 community-based organizations in 18 countries, partnering with a Zonta club to improve the lives of women and girls at the local level.
  • Jordan Site Visit Day One: Hand in Hand Works

    29 July 2019

    Jordan Site Visit Day One: Hand in Hand Works

    It is not only about learning to tailor to make a living. That is our take away from Day One of the field visit to our project with UN Women in Jordan. The Jordanian and Syrian women we met at the community center in Muwaggar near Amman empower themselves by supporting each other: They share their dreams and experience camaraderie.