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Zonta International Foundation. District 6 Area Workshops 2012 Sally Bean, Foundation Ambassador. Education Programs. Amelia Earhart Fellowships of $10K 1333 awards to women in 65 countries $7.5M to date $700K 2010-2012. Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

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zonta international foundation

Zonta International Foundation

District 6 Area Workshops 2012

Sally Bean, Foundation Ambassador

education programs
Education Programs

Amelia Earhart Fellowships of $10K

1333 awards to women in 65 countries

$7.5M to date

$700K 2010-2012

Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

601 awards to 534 women in 50 countries

District and International Awards

$94K 2010-2012

Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

275 awards to women in 42 countries

District and International Awards

$184K 2010-2012

service programs
Service Programs
  • International Service Projects $1.5M
  • ZISVAW Projects $630K
    • Selected by ZI President-Elect
    • Adopted by the Convention
z clubs and golden z clubs
Z Clubs and Golden Z Clubs

Emma Conlon Award

Recognizes Z and Golden Z clubs whose programs and projects best express the ideals of Zonta International through local and international service and advocacy

zif 2010 2012 status
ZIF 2010-2012 Status

All 32 Districts

  • $3.5M raised through February – 93% of goal
  • 953 of 1204 clubs have made a gift – 79%
  • 3870 members have made a gift – 13%

District 6

  • $139,744 contributed through January – 80% of goal
  • 27 of 29 clubs have made a gift – 93%
  • 139 members have made a gift – 17%
burns violence update
Burns Violence Update
  • See full update at http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/ZISVAWProgram.aspx
  • Video of two Cambodia survivors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6KjNkGr3COE

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Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

Goal

  • to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV by strengthening the early infant diagnosis (EID) program and ensuring routine provision of family package services at 20 UNICEF-supported PMTCT sites and to support two newly established pilot centers in providing holistic care and support to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence
prevention of mother to child transmission of hiv and gender based violence in rwanda2
Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

Background and Need

  • 10% = 1 million killed
  • 250K women raped, 50% HIV-infected
  • 30% of children are orphans
  • 190K Rwandans HIV-positive, 27K children
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Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

Rwanda’s Response

  • 70 Gender Desks at police stations
  • Toll free telephone number for reporting GBV
  • Special police trained for GBV at 69 stations
  • Campaigns on child rights and protection against GBV
  • Gender focal points in 34 hospitals
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Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

PMTCT Project Objectives

  • Support evidence-based programming through evaluation of the impact of the national PMTCT program on rates of MTCT of HIV at 6 weeks post-partum and a comprehensive assessment of the family package program
  • Model and document the elimination of vertical transmission of HIV to infant at district level
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Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

PMTCT Project Objectives (continued)

  • Strengthen the EID program through an improved transportation system for dry blood sample and polymerase chain reaction results between sites and the National Reference Library and mentoring to sites staffed by TRACPlus
  • Support the PMTCT family services model and ensure routine provision of comprehensive PMTCT services in 20 UNICEF-supported PMTCT sites supported by Zonta International
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Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

Domestic and GBV Objectives

  • Increase access for victims of GBV seeking services, through increased knowledge and increased quality of services to survivors of violence
  • Strengthen the capacity among key service providers in one stop centers and in surrounding health centers and hospitals, particularly among PMTCT service providers, and improve referral of cases and quality of services to survivors of violence
  • Improve the capacity for resilience among survivors and families and decrease the incidence of acute traumatic stress developing into PTSD among survivors of violence
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Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

Challenges

  • Rural and hard to reach health facilities
  • Many women return home to abuse
  • Kacyiru Police Hospital internal changes
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Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

Next Steps – PMTCT

  • Collect data on PMTCT and Family Package programs
  • Support the national strategic plan to eliminate MTCT of HIV by 2015
  • Maintain support for 20 hard-to-reach PMTCT sites, providing Family Package programs
  • Increase effectiveness and implementation of MTCT and EID programs nationally

Next Steps – GBV

  • “Break the Rule of Silence”
  • Increase sensitization and training
  • Develop data collection tool for One Stop Centers
unicef and zonta international
UNICEF and Zonta International

Contributions

  • Fuel
  • Computers
  • Project officer