Housing helping hand

Over 100,000 women 55+ in Queensland are living every day at risk of being homeless. Sharing with Friends is looking to change this terrible statistic. Sharing with Friends i a not-for-profit foundation set up by three Zontians (all members of the Brisbane Club) in response to the Zonta Advocacy issue of Homelessness in Older Women.…

Lacie graduates!

Another milestone moment for  Lacie Malcomson, one of our Zonta Club of Brisbane education award winners. Lacie won our Kingston Learning College award in 2019. Now Lacie has graduated from TAFE and she is about to start studies at Griffith University where she is going to study social work. It has been a story of…

Coercive control step

Zonta Club of Brisbane member the Hon Margaret McMurdo AC has been chosen to chair a new independent task force to examine the issue of taking action against coercive control. The Queensland Government has established the task force, just days before the one year anniversary of the tragic death of Hannah Clarke and her three…

Super six education winners

We are very proud to announce our Zonta education award prize winners for 2020. This award, valued at $500, was provided to six young girls at Brisbane high schools with the intent to provide encouragement to financially disadvantaged young women to complete Year 12; to encourage young women to enter professions in maths, science, technology…

Foundation funding

Vulnerable women and girls in PNG and Timor Leste will benefit from US$1 million in funding under new Zonta Foundation for Women 20-22 projects.  Zonta Foundation for Women has a globally recognized mission and commitment to women and girls worldwide. The US$1 million grant will go to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to help…

Zonta says no

The UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence activities, from 25 November to 10 December, will take place under our 2020 global theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women…

Life-changing win

When Julie Matthews left high school at 17, she only had one career in mind – to be a social worker. Now she is well on the way to achieving her dream as the 2020 winner of the Leneen Forde Zonta Scholarship enabling her to continue with her social work studies at Griffith University. “Receiving…

Meeting of the minds!

It was a happy accidental meeting of the minds for Zonta Club of Brisbane education award winners Molly Kenworthy and Louise Ryan at a recent dinner meeting. Molly was there to receive her certificate as the club’s Jane M Klausman Award winner for 2020, while Louise had by chance arranged to attend the meeting after…

Vale Mary Magee

Zonta Club of Brisbane is mourning the loss of Mary Magee, a long time club member and Zonta International President. Mary joined Zonta in December 1973 at the invitation of Leneen Forde, also a former former International President and former Governor of Queensland. Five years later Mary was elected as club president and then went…

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…