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.
#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.”
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.