Zonta Club of Billings

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ZONTA CLUB OF BILLINGS

HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT


As an advocate for women’s rights that are, in fact, human rights, Zonta is committed to treating everyone with equal respect and cannot tolerate discrimination.


No person should be disadvantaged, let alone be a victim of violence, because of her/his gender, skin color, ethnicity or any other reason. Instead, everyone should 

have the same opportunities to develop their full potential.


We acknowledge that, in order to overcome discrimination of any kind, we need to sharpen our awareness of unconscious biases that affect our individual actions and advocate for laws and policies that ensure equal rights and opportunities for all people.


The diversity of our global organization is a strength we will build on every day on the path to gender equality.

Our 28,000+ members from 63 countries join with others to make this world a better place for all.

pictured above: Zontians and the REDress Exhibit at Skypoint in Downtown Billings sponsored by Zonta Club of billings and the Montana Native Women's Coalition. The REDresses are raised to represent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Montana. On loan from Canadian artist Jaimie Black.

Stella Fong with Zonta prepares cuisine at Zonta's SipNSavor featuring Women Chefs.

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

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...

#METOOMONTANA

#MeTooMontana and 

#MeTooMontana ConverZations dives into discussion of sexual assault and rape in our society. Part1 led by an expert panel discussion. Part2 was an extension of our previous SipNSavor event with catering by women chef and winemakers and roundtable discussions relating to the #MeTooMontana movement. 

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.”   

RED SAND PROJECT :: BILLINGS

An annual Human Trafficking Awareness event sponsored by Zonta happening each year. Find out more...!

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.  

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.

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.