The Zonta Club of Madison and their partners sponsored
three International Women’s Day events.
1) 2017 Advocacy Training
Advocacy Training - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Over 55 people attended our 3rd Annual Training day at James Madison Memorial High School. Eugenia Podesta, of Vital Voices Global Partnerships conducted the Keynote Dialogue, sharing her personal story on how to “be bold”. Local experts and conducted the three issue workshops on Women’s Health, Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking. A survivor and a parent shared personal stories. Participants drafted 16 personal stories.
Stories Must Be Told
Read Young Women’s Stories
2) 2017 International Women’s Day Legislative Visits
Zonta President, Nancy McCulley, Senator Fred Risser and Vice-President, Kathi Vos
Legislative Visits – Wednesday, March 8, 2017 — Eighteen people participated in our Afternoon of Action at the Capitol on International Women’s Day. Boardman & Clark provided complimentary meeting room before the legislative visits. Representative Jimmy Anderson gave the closing #BeBoldForChange challenge. Our legislative visits truly complemented the goals of “A Day Without a Woman” event that was also happening at the Capitol. Read the Issue Sheets that we shared with our elected officials.
1. Women's Health Issue Sheet
2. Human Trafficking Issue Sheet
3. Violence Against Women Issue Sheet
3) 2017 International Women's Day Community Celebration
Top - Members of Madison's Women's African Community
Left - Zonta member Fatou Ceesay, Rep. Lisa Subeck, Zonta member Kathi Vos
Right - Members of Philippine community: Far right - Zonta member Janette Jordee
International Women’s Day Community Celebration - Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Members of the Madison African Women’s Organization, Philippine community, Zonta Club of Madison and community leaders joined together tt o celebrate IWD Day. Ethnic food and dancing created a festive event.
Zonta Club of Madison
Turns Out for Women's March in Madison
Zonta Joins 75,000 - 100,000 people at Women's March in Madison
"Saving the World, One Accessory at a Time"
SlaveFree Madison Fashion Show A Big Success
On Saturday, December 3, 2016 SlaveFree Madison(SFM) launched its first Fashion Show as part of the 20th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival at Monona Terrace. In addition to the show, SFM had was a vendor at the festival. Accessories worn by the show models represent vendors whose products help women from around the world build skills that help them get out of poverty and human trafficking. The Festival provides the opportunity to purchase unique, handmade, one of a kind gifts and items from around the world. The money raised goes to support local communities around the world who engage in ethical working conditions.
SlaveFree Madison (affiliated with Zonta Club of Madison) is a Madison area coalition that promotes awareness about modern-day slavery and advocates cooperative community responses to reduce the incidence of human trafficking in Dane County. SlaveFree Madison is the community action group is global.
Fashion Show Participating Vendors Included:
- Madison Rafah Sister City
- Malia Designs
- Mata Traders
- Misti Alpaca
- Noonday Collection
- SlaveFree Madison
- Wisconsin Without Borders
October Purple Silhouettes
Every October, Zonta Club of Madison displays a series of Purple Silhouettes in four locations in Madison. The Silhouettes will be displayed throughout the month of October during Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. They represent the range of victims of domestic abuse including: women, men, children and pets. The Silhouettes are in locations with high traffic visibility.
Centro Hispano – 810 Badger Rd, Coalition for the Aging – 4142 Monona Drive, Plymouth Congregational Church – 2401 Atwood Ave, and Covenant Presbyterian Church – 326 So Segoe Rd. Thank you to all of the Zonta volunteers who helped with this project.
If you have a concern regarding Domestic Violence contact: Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
Help Line: 24 hours a day: 608-251-4445 or 800-747-4045
Business line: 608-251-1237
2015 WI Domestic Violence Homicide Report Released at
Memorial Walks in Madison, Milwaukee and Stevens Point
On Monday, September 26, 2016 End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin released the 2015 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report which documents domestic violence homicides that occurred during 2015 in Wisconsin. In conjunction with the report memorial walks were held in Madison, Milwaukee and Stevens Point.
Zonta Club of Madison held its annual Purple Ribbon Walk to honor the 58 victims. Featured speakers included: Patti Seger, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin; Nancy McCulley, President, Zonta Club of Madison; Dane County Sheriff Mahoney; Jill Karofsky, WI Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victims Services; surviving family members of domestic violence homicides.
Zonta Club of Milwaukee held a “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women Walk” and the Portage County Coordinated Community Response Awareness Subcommittee held a memorial walk in Stevens Point with help from Zonta.
See Channel 27 – WKOW video - http://www.wkow.com/category/135153/video-landing-page?clipId=12757108&autostart=true
End Human Trafficking Press Conference
Zonta Club of Madison Advocacy Vision
- The Zonta Club of Madison is known as a catalyst for bringing together community-based organizations to empower women.
Focus of Zonta Club of Madison Advocacy (in alignment with Zonta International objectives)
- improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level by empowering women through service and advocacy
- work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions
- promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms
- unite internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world
Advocacy Strategic Goals
- Preventing Domestic Violence: By 2014, the Madison Zonta Club, an active member of the Dane County Coordinated Community Response on Domestic Violence (CCRDV) team, helped decrease the domestic violence death rate as well as incidences of reported violence against women in Dane County through youth DV prevention.
- Women and Children in Crisis: By 2020, the Zonta Club of Madison, in partnership with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Inc. and their Vision 2020 campaign, will have helped decrease child poverty in the state of Wisconsin, especially in families headed by single women.
- Effective Community Response to Human Trafficking: By 2014, an effective, coordinated Dane County community response to the crime of human trafficking is in place. It includes law enforcement, prosecution, judicial, health care, service providers, community organizations and individual residents. It focuses on prevention of human trafficking, apprehension and prosecution of traffickers and provision of support to trafficking victims. New and amended state legislation or local policies are sought as needed.
- Establishing Strategic Partnerships: Since 2014, strategic partnerships with other like-minded civic groups and community organizations are effectively functioning to address issues related to advancing the status of women in Dane County and across Wisconsin.
- Personal and Professional Development of Zonta Club of Madison Members: Since 2014, Zonta Club of Madison members have ready access to professional and personal development opportunities to enhance their legal, political, economic, educational, health or professional status.