Zonta is a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities, thereby transforming the world and women's place in it. Zonta’s ongoing efforts to end violence against women and girls at the international level are carried out in partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program.
Here are a few examples:
Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women
“Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” is a Zonta International campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.
Sixteen Days of Activism
The two Zonta Clubs on Kauai joined Zonta International in its “16 Days of Advocacy” Campaign which takes place each year from November 25 through December 10. The campaign’s goal is to reinforce that violence against women is a human rights violation.
Denim Day on Kauai
Members and the community wore jeans to protest against stereotypical attitudes about rape victims. Further background information is outlined in the Garden Islands article.
# Bring Back Our Girls Now
July 1, 2015 is the 442nd day since 273 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped. People from around the globe continue to advocate for their safe return. Zonta Club Hanalei members and guests show their support at Spa Day 2014.
Crazy Love Video – A Memoir of Love and Violence
Zonta International President Shares How Zontians Help and Advocate For Women Around the World
Giving back to the community through service is important to Zonta Club of Hanalei members.
Some of our recent work projects include:
St. Williams Church Outreach – ongoing help in distributing clothing and food
Zero-Waste Awareness at 2014 Kauai Hula Conference
Head Start Facility – provided manpower and supplies
Kauai Children’s Theater with their productions of “Shrek” and "Mary Poppins"
Provided manpower to Zonta Club of Kauai so they could obtain two separate $10,000 Weinberg grants that were directed to the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity
Collaborated with the North Shore Lions Club for a gardening and paint project at the Hanalei Elementary School. The community service project enabled the Lions to obtain a $10,000 Weinberg grant that was directed to the Church of the Pacific’s Food Bank.
Retro Farm’s Pink Pineapple Project for girls
Partnered with Dr. Michael May & Friends to purchase, wrap and deliver holiday gifts and food baskets to local families in need
Habitat for Humanity National Women's Build Week
Members of the Zonta Club of Hanalei are committed to the support and well-being of our community and world. We strive to improve the status of women and children and uphold the objectives of Zonta International.
Entities have the opportunity to be selected to receive funding and/or assistance through our hands-on service projects program in which we provide volunteers to work on community projects. Further information and an Application for Funding or Service must be completed for consideration.
Proceeds from our fundraisers and private donors have enabled our club to provide financial assistance to entities on Kauai and around the globe. Recent recipients include:
Friends of the Children's Justice Center
Hale Le’a Medical Clinic for free gynecological exams for uninsured island women
Kauai women - annual scholarship awards (87 awards granted since 2009). Read More.
The YWCA of Kauai for its Women’s Transitional Housing Program; Women’s Shelter; Pink Sunday event; and Camp Sloggett scholarships
St. Williams Church Outreach Program - holiday gifts, book shelf unit and ongoing donations
Hui O Na Makua Ho’okahi O Kauai – “Single Parents of Kauai”
Women Artists of Kauai Studio Tour
Kauai Police Activities League (KPAL) Youth Basketball Program
Grow Your Own Teachers Program
Guild Backpack Program
Ohana Oasis – Helping parents heal and move forward after losing a child
Hale ‘Opio Mother Daughter Circle
Holiday food baskets and gifts for local families in need
Women and children in Nepal
Numerous international causes through Zonta International