Happy New Year! The summer break is becoming a distant memory, and now is the time to focus on the year ahead.
This year, there are many opportunities to share the messages around Zonta Says NOW to gender equality and climate action. Here are two that you can start planning for today!
International Women’s Day (IWD) – 8 March
The UN women’s IWD theme for 2022 is Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. The theme recognises the contribution of women and girls working to change the climate of gender equality and build a sustainable future.
On Friday, 4 March 2022, UN Women Australia will be hosting five live events concurrently in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and a live stream virtual event. These will all include a virtual interview with the indomitable Jane Goodall, so join online or in person if you can.
Many Zonta clubs are holding IWD events, so please support them too.
Zonta Says NOW and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 66th Session – 14 to 25 March
The CSW is the most significant global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
This year’s priority theme is Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.
Zontians from District 23 and the USA Caucus submitted a proposal to present a session on Zonta Says NOW in the NGO CSW/NY parallel event.
We have just heard that the proposal has been accepted! Our session will be from 8.00 am to 9.30 am on Tuesday 15 March EST – that’s New York time.
So please mark your calendars for 15 March from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm in Western Australia, 10.30 pm to 12 am in South Australia, and 11 pm to 12.30 am in Victoria and Tasmania. Please share the save the date flyer below.
The free session will be on Zoom, and we’ll circulate registration details, program etc., when they are confirmed.
2022 – Bring it on!