International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

By Darleen Lyons | February 5, 2022

Ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030 Did You Know? UNFPA estimates there may be as many as 2 million cases of female genital mutilation by 2030 that would have otherwise been averted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021 alone, there are 4.16 million girls around the world, who are at risk of undergoing female…

Zonta honors Amelia Earhart

By Darleen Lyons | February 1, 2022

On January 29th, the Zonta Club of Conejo Valley Area hosted an Amelia Earhart Fellowship event in Newbury Park. One of Zonta International’s 2021 Amelia Earhart Fellowship recipients, Jenny Smith, wasn’t able to attend our conference in Costa Mesa a few months ago, so she was honored at this beautiful luncheon. Fellow Zontians from the…

Canyon High Z Club Installation

By Darleen Lyons | February 1, 2022

On January 24th in celebration of International Day of Education, the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley hosted their newest Z Club’s installation, Canyon High School. “Changing Course, Transforming Education” is this year’s International Day of Education theme. Its purpose is to strengthen and welcome the revival of effective education. Covid-19 has created a generation…

International Day of Education, Jan 24

By Darleen Lyons | January 23, 2022

Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality…

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By Darleen Lyons | January 7, 2022

  National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized each year on January 11th. In recognition of this important day, and throughout the month of January, Blue Campaign hosts several special events and educational activities. Why a Blue Heart? The Blue Heart represents the sadness of those who are trafficked, while reminding us of the cold-heartedness…

Amelia Earhart Month

By Darleen Lyons | January 6, 2022

AMELIA EARHART MONTH 1-31 January 2022 Each January, Zonta celebrates the life and legacy of Zontian and famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart Day recognizes the day Amelia began her solo trip from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Oakland, California. Her flight on Jan 11, 1935 made her the first person to fly to the United States…

International Human Rights Day

By Darleen Lyons | December 8, 2021

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to Human Rights Day is observed every year…

International Volunteer Day

By Darleen Lyons | December 3, 2021

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions at the local, national and international levels. By combining UN support with a grassroots mandate, International Volunteer Day is a unique opportunity for people and volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit institutions, community groups, academia, and…

The Color Orange

By Darleen Lyons | November 29, 2021

Why Orange? Every color has a meaning, and the color orange is no different. So, why is the color orange so important to women and to Zonta? The color orange symbolizes energy, fire, danger, a brighter future, and free of violence. It also serves as a means of demonstrating your solidarity in eliminating all forms…

Zonta receives Proclamation from City of Santa Clarita

By Darleen Lyons | November 28, 2021

Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence-an international campaign that aims to inspire action and end violence against women and girls around the world-the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley along with members…