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We are honoured!

Zonta Club of Brisbane has been inducted to the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll, a first to be established by the Queensland Government.

The Club has been working to support women and their children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence for much of its 50-year history. The two key projects have been its involvement with Windana in providing comfort bags for children, bedding and dressing gowns as well as Christmas presents. The club has also supported DV Safety Cards, a wallet sized card with key information for women to find support, since 2001, working with Queensland Police and community organisations.

The Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll is a recognition program to honour Queenslanders who are walking the talk on domestic and family violence prevention.

“Most of us are familiar with people and businesses who are helping to create a Queensland free from domestic and violence,” said Minister for Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer.  

“This is a chance to recognise them and get the message out there that they are changing other people’s lives for the better.”

The Club was inducted “in recognition of your action to prevent domestic and family violence, raise awareness and support people impacted by domestic and family violence in Australia.”

As Zontians, we are honoured to be named on the Roll and will continue to work to keep women safe across the world.

You can read our nomination here.

You can see our Honour Roll certificate here.


We want action

Zonta District 22’s HOWZing project that seeks to reduce homelessness in older women is ramping up its efforts to push politicians to find solutions.

In the run up to the Queensland Government State election on 31 October, the HOWZing Committee is calling Queensland Zonta clubs to put homelessness in older women front and centre for all candidates. Zonta District 22 has approved the campaign to write to all contesting candidates and to provide them with a series of questions.

Zonta Club of Brisbane’s Advocacy Chair Susan Davies, who is on the HOWZing committee with Glynnis Gartside, said this action was vital with over a quarter of a million older women set to become the unseen victims of the post-pandemic recession in Queensland. The number of older women at risk of homelessness is now at 282,601 (ABS 2018) and rising at an alarming rate.

In the media release for the Queensland State Election 2020 District Governor Bridget Mather urges all candidates to place the scourge of escalating homelessness among older women front and centre in their housing platform for the upcoming election.

District Governor Mather called for measures specifically tailored to helping the “Hidden Homeless” – an Information Call Centre, increased expenditure on social housing, and local and state government support for new innovative housing models.

Media release

Howzing Newsletter

Questions to candidates