Zonta Club of Billings

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Advocacy

2017 Status of Women

Zonta Club of Billings honored 5 Passages staff members who worked closely with Zonta members to create and support their new Mentoring Project. Staff recognized at the Status of Women luncheon were: Jan Begger, Mindy Brookshire, Lacey Stovall, Diane Fisher and Kristin Rude.


The purpose of the award is to honor a group or individual in our community who have committed themselves to furthering the advancement of women through education, economic equality, legal and legislative representation and health and wellness.

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Annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
November 25th - December 10th
Domestic Violence Proclamation

Each year, at the request of the Zonta Club of Billings, the City of Billings officially proclaimed November 25th-December 10th the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in Billings, MT.  To hear more about this listen to it at YPR by clicking here...
 

No More Empty Shoes Art Show


During the month of October, the Zonta Club of Billings, in partnership with Angela’s Piazza and local artists, organize art classes for victims of violence, giving the women a creative outlet to alleviate stress and anxiety.  The art is shown to the public, along with information regarding violence against women, in a display entitled, “No More Empty Shoes.”   



The Club sponsored the Billings premier of “The Invisible War,” in November 2012.  This documentary illustrates the concerning issue of sexual assaults upon women in the military perpetrated by their fellow military members.  The showing was held at a downtown theater.
Anti-Trafficking Forum

The Zonta Club of Billings regularly participates, sponsors and presents films and anti-trafficking forums, in an effort to raise the status of women and combat the violence that results from sex trafficking. 

There is rising public awareness about the problems which come with the I-90 corridor and increased population in Billings.  

Legislative efforts continue to be discussed as well as existing resources to address the multiple layers of the issue of the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls.  The work identifies  gaps in services and resources to address this issue.