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Birthing Kits

Birthing KitsThe Zonta Club of Toronto has undertaken a project to assemble birthing kits to be delivered to areas of need throughout the world. The kits will be prepared and assembled by the members and friends of the Zonta Club of Toronto.

One hundred and twenty million women give birth every year, 86% deliver in developing countries, 60 million of these are women who either have the assistance of a Traditional Birth Attendant or no assistance at all. Half a million women die annually, many from infection, tetanus and other complications. For every woman who dies in childbirth, around another 30 women (15 million) incur injuries and infections, many of which are often painful, disabling, embarrassing and lifelong.

Birthing Kits save lives and reduces suffering by providing for a clean birth.

The birthing kits will be distributed by a registered charitable organization with links to established clinics that will ensure that the kits are provided with instructions on use. Each kit is ensuring that three people have a safer birthing experience – the birth mother, the baby and the attendant.

Next birthing kit build:

February 23, 2019 9am to 12 noon

Please click on the link above for more details.

Contact:

[email protected]

Meet the 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellows

2018 Amelia Eahart Fellows

In June, Zonta International announced the 30 recipients of the 2018 Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowships. The AE Fellowship is highly sought by women from all around the world. You’ll find the full list of 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellows 

Applications for the 2018 Fellowships must be completed by 15 November 2018 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late will not be considered. For questions, please contact [email protected].  Learn more. 

White Ribbon – Walk a Mile

Zonta Toronto works with White Ribbon to show our commitment for ending violence against women on several initiatives including the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser, which is a one-mile walk through Toronto’s financial district in heels. This year’s walk was held  on May 30th, 2018 in David Pecaud Square.
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women. Starting in 1991, White Ribbon asked men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Since then the White Ribbon has spread to more than 60 countries around the world.
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