ADVOCACY – DISTRICT 22
Zonta International, its districts, and its clubs express themselves about and become involved in issues which aim to:
- improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women;
- advance understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions; and
- promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
These aims align with:
- The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Articles 1-16. Zonta International is currently the only women’s international non- governmental organization (NGO) which focuses solely on Articles 1-16;
- The Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) (Latest update) – especially the 12 Critical Areas of Concern;
- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (latest update) – especially SDG 3 and SDG 5.
Formal District 22 Submissions on major topics
District 22 Submission Submission to Premier’s Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland
District 22 submitted a detailed submission to this Taskforce. Refer to the Attachments below for full details of our Submission
Beijing Platform for Action: Beijing +20 Review
Our District, on behalf of all Australian Zontians, sent an extensive submission to the Government on the Beijing Platform for Action: Beijing +20 Review. Our submission was sent to the Prime Minister, the Honourable Tony Abbott, the Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Bill Shorten and all relevant Ministers and Shadow Ministers.
A copy of our submission and attachments is below.
Advocacy on funding for DFV Shelters and Provision of Low Rental Housing
Using the provisions of Article XIII Section 10 (b) of our by-laws which enables the Board to make decisions on behalf of the District between Conferences, the District Board felt it was important that Zonta’s views on these matters be brought to the attention of the Premier before the budget session of the Queensland Parliament (4 to 7 June 2013).
The letter below has been forwarded to the Premier of Queensland and to the relevant Ministers and other Queensland parliamentarians whose positions are listed at the end of the letter.
Zonta International Advocacy