Equality Day 2021

A day in Women’s History – August 26, 1920 was the day in women’s history we need to acknowledge and always remember the 19th amendment was certified by Bainbridge Colby, the Secretary of State. It was 72 years after women’s suffrage started. 26 million women were granted the ability to vote. 9 million women voted…

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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on 19 August every year. 2021 is the twelfth year the humanitarian community has marked the day. This year, World Humanitarian Day is focused on the climate crisis. A global challenge for climate action in harmony with the people who need it most. This has become urgent as the world is…

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1929 Women’s Air Derby

August 18th, 1929 was the first day of the 1st Women’s Air Derby at Santa Monica Airport. Taking place at Clover Field, it was the first race for all women pilots. This transcontinental air race that began at Santa Monica Airport and ended 8 days later in Cleveland, Ohio. 20 women competed, yet only 15…

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International Youth Day 2021

International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first International Youth Day was observed on August 12, 2000. The theme of International Youth Day 2021 is, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth…

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End Child Marriage

June 2021, Rhode Island passed a law to end child marriage under 18. This is great news! As of today, 5 states have ended child marriage, California isn’t one of them. The current law in California, established by SB273 and approved by the governor (Jerry Brown) in September 2018 and was effective in January 2019 includes…

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Knots: A Forced Marriage Story

Knots: A Forced Marriage Story is a feature-length documentary film that examines the truth about forced marriage in the U.S. through the complicated experiences of those who have survived it. Forced marriage is a human rights abuse that has lifelong traumatic consequences. IT IS WIDESPREAD. IT IS WRONG. Three forced marriage survivors – Nina, Sara,…

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Jo Ann Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Will Be Offered in 2022

A new Zonta scholarship fund has been established by the Rodriguez family which will go to a young woman studying Business Accounting living in the Santa Clarita area. The name of Jo Ann Rodriguez will be remembered as a leader who was committed to the Zonta mission. She will be missed forever. Jo Ann Rodriguez,…

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Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection in Peru

Adolescents, especially girls, must have opportunities to empower themselves so they can speak up for their rights and develop the self-confidence and autonomy needed to take control of their lives and bodies. Significant inequities based on gender, age, geographic location, ethnicity and income persist for many Peruvian adolescents. Defined by the Peruvian government as the…

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CELEBRATING OUR SCV ZONTA HISTORY

Written by Lois Bauccio Following months and months of preparation, and amidst an atmosphere of excitement that we can only imagine, the Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley Area was chartered on Wednesday afternoon, the 20th of November, 1974. Hosting the event at the Ranch House Inn in Valencia, the Zonta Club of Burbank…

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Zonta Supports Women’s Education

Zonta is dedicated to achieving gender equality in education and supports scholarships, fellowships and awards for women and girls. The global impact of Zonta is enormous, particularly through education. No Zonta activity epitomizes the mission more than the awarding of scholarships and fellowships. The longest existing Zonta International service project is the Amelia Earhart Fellowship…

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