Knots: A Forced Marriage Story

By Darleen Lyons | August 8, 2021

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. Three forced marriage survivors – Nina, Sara, and Fraidy – take us on…

Jo Ann Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Will Be Offered in 2022

By Darleen Lyons | May 30, 2021

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,…

Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection in Peru

By Darleen Lyons | May 29, 2021

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…

CELEBRATING OUR SCV ZONTA HISTORY

By Darleen Lyons | May 27, 2021

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…

Zonta Supports Women’s Education

By Darleen Lyons | May 24, 2021

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…

Connie Worden-Roberts

By Darleen Lyons | May 22, 2021

During the 1970’s, Connie Worden-Roberts was one of several influential women who joined Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley. In 1975, she was honored as Santa Clarita Valley’s “Woman of the Year”. For the next several decades, she continued to be active in public service. Connie served on the Board of the then-named Newhall-Saugus-Valencia Chamber…

SCV Zonta Club Honors Carmen Sarro Award Winner

By Darleen Lyons | May 21, 2021

Published May 19, 2021 on SCVNews.com Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley honored the latest winner of the Carmen Sarro award during their 36th annual Women in Service celebration last Saturday. This year, Sheril Porter from Single Mothers Outreach was honored with the Carmen Sarro Award. Porter has chaired Empowering HeArts for several years, helping…

INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END OBSTETRIC FISTULA ~ 23 May 2021

By Darleen Lyons | May 21, 2021

The United Nations has observed the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula since 2013. This day is meant to raise awareness of this issue and mobilize support around the globe. Hundreds of thousands of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Arab region, and Latin America and the Caribbean are living with this injury. Women…

Zonta International commemorates 10th anniversary of the signing of the Istanbul Convention

By Darleen Lyons | May 19, 2021

The Istanbul Convention, adopted on May 11, 2011, is the global gold standard for addressing violence against women and domestic violence and has proven to be a highly effective tool which generates positive changes. It can, and has, literally saved the lives of women and girls by lowering the rate of femicide. Click here to read…

Zontians as SCV Women of the Year

By Darleen Lyons | May 18, 2021

Since its founding in 1974, Zontians have been recognized as outstanding community volunteers. They have played a large part in establishing the community as it developed and have done so in assisting numerous charitable activities such as the Boys and Girls Club, Canyon Theatre Guild, Red Cross, Safe Rides, the HMNMH Hospital Guild, Child &…