90th Anniversary

The Zonta Club of Hamilton 1 celebrated the 90th anniversary of their charter on Sunday March 4th, 2018.

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, members of the club, friends, family and sister Zontians celebrated this milestone anniversary. We recalled all the accomplishments of the club, remembered those no longer with us and celebrated our many members long time service. Our guest speaker was Fiona Sampson, B.A., M.A., LL.B., Ph.D., C.M. Fiona is a human rights lawyer who has dedicated her 20+ year career to seeking justice for society’s disadvantaged. Fiona founded the equality effect, an organization that uses human rights laws to make the rights of girls and women real, so they can be safe from sexual violence, get an education , and fulfill their economic potential.

  Fiona SampsonFiona led her team to the 2013 landmark victory in Kenya in which the country’s High Court found the state’s failure to protect girls from rape was unconstitutional and violated their human rights.

To learn more about Fiona Sampson and the equality effect, click here for the website.

The Zonta Club of Hamilton contributed $2000 to this amazing organization working for female rights.