Zonta Club of Pampanga celebrates Zonta International’s Centennial Anniversary

The Zonta Club of Pampanga is celebrating the centennial anniversary of Zonta International on November 9, 2019 at 4’oclock in the afternoon at North Fountain, SM Mall of Asia for a Centennial Walk joining with other 14 clubs under District 17-Area1.

Prior to Centennial Walk, Zonta Club of Pampanga will be doing series of Radio Ads guesting and social media promotion to create awareness about Zonta and its advocacy in honor of ZOnta’s 100years.

In the recently concluded District 17 Conference held in Hong Kong, Zonta Club of Pampanga received three awards, namely;

Best Centennial Advocacy Award for its Project “Aeta Community Workshop: Ending Child Marriage “, in partnership with Pampanga Provincial Government thru its Provincial Social and Welfare Development Office.

Diamond Award Winner of Centennial Membership Rate of Growth Award

Silver Award Winner of Centennial Membership Rate of Growth Award

This “end child marriage” campaign gathered women; mothers, young mothers and children for a half-day informative workshop on the mental and health consequences as well as the social impact of child marriage in the community.

“We would like to share these awards to our partners who work diligently to execute our projects. The support that we received from the province, thru our Nanay Lilia Pineda and her team in the

PSWDO has done a tremendous work in facilitating all the programs we had for the Aetas. We are more than inspired and committed to continue coming up with plans and programs until we eliminate the drivers on what causes child marriage among the Aetas. “ – Gilda Padua, Zonta Club of

“Ending child marriage in the Aeta community will be a long journey but we are a group of empowered women and our job is to empower.” – Gilda Padua

Zonta Club of Pampanga

Zonta International is a worldwide organization that has empowered women and girls through service and advocacy for 100 years. It was founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, by a group of forward-thinking women who were not satisfied with the predominantly social nature of many women’s organizations. Instead, Zonta’s founders envisioned a women’s service organization that would advocate for laws and policies that ensure gender equality and help every woman and girl realize her full potential. Through continuous engagement over almost 10 decades, Zonta
International has become a respected and reliable agent of civil society. Zonta International is a non-governmental organization with general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Zonta International promotes and strives to protect the human rights of all women and girls and reduce the incidences of violence against them. Since 1923, Zonta has provided more than US$40.9 million to empower women and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions. Zonta’s nearly 1,200 clubs support local and regional initiatives in 63 countries worldwide.