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25th November is the Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women and marks the start of the 16 days of activism which ends on Human Rights Day - 10th December.

During this time the Zonta Club of Geelong will  promote the United National theme to Orange The World. You will see in difference locations around Geelong trees wrapped in orange knitting or fabric,  free standing cut out orange ladies in library's, community health centres and office buildings  and orange flood lighting on buildings and features around Geelong.  Check out the Events page for details of our  launch on the 25th in Johnstone Park.



Zontians know Brisbane will host the Zonta International Convention in 2024. This is only the third time Convention has been held in Australia in Zonta’s 103 years.


The Convention Committee has been working behind the scenes since Hamburg, to secure venues and develop the Convention program. This work amped up in December with a visit from Zonta International President Ute Scholz and Executive Director Allison Summers who met with the core team, Judy Gorton (Convention Chair), Jane Adornetto (Convention Secretary) and Jane Reid (Convention Communications Coordinator) to tour the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, investigate accommodation options and venues for events.


Excitingly, on behalf of Convention Chair Judy Gorton,  we can let you know that Convention will take place from 27-30 June 2024. There will be a workshop program on the 27th and of course lots of social gatherings before, during and after. There will be a range of accommodation options, with special rates for attendees, close to the Convention Centre. Convention registration will open in early 2024.


  Exciting times to come!


Kind Regards--

2024 Brisbane Convention Committee

Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship


Award Description

Though about 40% of the world’s workforce is women, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 25.7% of all national parliamentarians were female as of 1 September 2021. Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

For details and application forms  visit or contact the Zonta Club of Geelong

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