Zonta International turned 100 years old on Friday. As part of celebrations to mark Zonta’s centennial year, all five Zonta clubs in Ghana kicked off celebrations in Accra-Ghana Friday morning, 8 November, with a press conference at the Ghana International Press Center. This was followed by the unveiling of billboards in collaboration with UNFPA Ghana and Japan Motors.
Addressing the press, Zontians in Ghana highlighted the incredible impact they have made in the fight for gender equality both locally and internationally. They also introduced Zonta International’s biennial goal in partnership with the UNFPA-UNICEF – the Global Program to End Child Marriage, called on Ghanaians to say an emphatic NO to the human right violations of girls and women everywhere and appealed to the media to partner with them to achieve their goals.
As part of the yearlong celebration, Zonta clubs in Ghana have put together an exciting list of events and activities, which started with a thanksgiving service and lunch on 10 November and a social media campaign to stand against rape and child marriage from 25 November to 10 December.
There will also be a durbar with three migrant communities to climax the 16 Days of Activism as well as a membership drive and a golden jubilee ball in 2020 for the first Zonta club in Ghana ahead of the 2020 International Convention in Chicago, USA.