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Zonta’s Contribution as an NGO for Women’s Empowerment


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Goal No. 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is integral to Sustainable Development; however, Zonta International’s primary focus is on Goal No. 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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Helvi Sipilä

Assistant Secretary-General of the UN

Helvi Sipilä   – Zonta Leader, UN Leader

Zonta Past International President Helvi Sipilä (1968- 1970), the first woman Assistant Secretary-General of the UN (1972-1980), served as Secretary General for the First World Conference on Women 1975 in Mexico.

Members of Zonta International have participated in subsequent conferences on women (Copenhagen 1980, Nairobi 1985, Beijing 1995). Sipilä went on to spearhead the establishment of UNIFEM, now UN Women.

Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women

Since 2012, the ongoing worldwide campaign “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” has featured service and advocacy actions of Zonta’s 1200 clubs in 67 countries to end violence against women and girls in their local communities.

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