Our reach to help women and girls is global with Zonta Club of Brisbane providing funds to Zonta International for service projects around the world.

One service project that is close to home and our hearts, with club members involved for many years in working with ZI to have a service project in Papua New Guinea, is the Her Health and Dignity, Our Priority: Strengthening services for survivors of gender-based violenceĀ program. This program focuses on two countries in the region with the highest level of lifetime prevalence of intimate partner violenceā€“PNG (68%) and Timor-Leste (59%). This initiative will build on the strong global and regional evidence base on what works for effective response to GBV.

HOW ZONTA HELPS 

Zonta International has committed US$1,000,000 to United Nations Population Fund to ensure that all women and girls in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste live life free from violence and that those women and girls who experience violence can access quality services essential to their long-term recovery.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES 

  • Health service providers at national and sub-national levels in selected sites in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste will have the knowledge and capacity to deliver quality essential health services to GBV survivors in line with global guidelines.
  • Relevant government authorities at national and sub-national levels in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste will have the capacity to establish a multi-sectoral GBV coordination mechanism.
  • All project sites have functional referral paths established in line with global guidelines.
  • At least 70% of project-trained health practitioners demonstrate an 80% increase in knowledge on survivor-centered principles for GBV response.

For more information on the program go here

To find out more about Zonta International global projects go here

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