Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Do you know a young woman aged between 16 and 19, who is committed to volunteering and making the world a better place for others?

The prestigious Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award will support them to achieve their future goals and acknowledge their contribution to society.

One application opens the way for up to three awards.

  • The Zonta Club of Perth awards the successful applicant with $500.
  • The successful application is then considered for a further US$1,500 by District 23, that includes all the Zonta Clubs in WA, SA, Victoria and Tasmania.
  • The District 23 awardee’s application is forwarded to Zonta International for the opportunity to receive an additional US$5,000.

All it takes is one application! What are you waiting for?

Closing date 19 March 2021 at 5pm.

Applications Now Open for University Education Award

2019 University Education Awardee Kimberley Wilde receiving her award from District 23 Lt Governor, Sandra Burns.

Do you know a woman over 25 who is undertaking her first degree and could do with a bit of financial help?

Applications for the Zonta Club of Perth’s Education Award, valued at $2,000, are now open.

This award is for undergraduates who have completed their first year at a Western Australian University and are enrolled for the 2021 Academic Year.

More details and the application form are available from this link.

Diving into Boola Bardip pushed back

Diving into Boola Bardip is one of many victims of Perth’s snap Covid lockdown last week!

As some heightened Covid restrictions will continue until 14 February, this women-in-science event has been pushed back to Thursday 18 February. By pushing the event back one week, we will create a better, unmasked, experience for everyone involved! 

We aplogise for any inconvenience, but as you can appreciate the circumstances causing the delay were outside of our control. 

If you have bought a ticket and the 18 February date does not work for you, please email zontaperth@gmail.com, and we will arrange a refund through Humanitix.

We look forward to seeing you on 18 February from 5.30pm at KPMG. There will be guides on the ground floor to show you the way to the event. If you need additional tickets, they are available from Humanitix.

This will be a night to remember with Dr Lisa Kirkendale, Dr Zoe Richards and Dr Nerida Wilson from the WA Museum sharing stories of their ocean-based research. Their laboratory stretches from the Kimberley to Antarctica and beyond. We will hear what it took to get the best jobs in WA!

Please remember to bring cash on the night for the raffle. COMO The Treasury has kindly donated an overnight stay for two with breakfast, valued at $795 – a fantastic prize. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.  

Thanks again to COMO The Treasury and KPMG for supporting Diving into Boola Bardip.

We look forward to seeing you on the 18 February.

Can you help to get justice for Stacey?

Can you help to seek justice for Stacey Thorne – a Noongar woman murdered in Boddington on 9 December 2007? 

To date, no one has been held to account for her horrific murder. 

New research has highlighted the differences in the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s and non-Indigenous women’s missing person’s cases.

Aboriginal (First Nations) women in West Australia are at a high risk of murder and as mothers are 17.5 times more likely to be the victim of a homicide. 

There is also racism by the criminal justice system, leaving them and their children vulnerable. Perpetrators may offend with impunity.  Aboriginal women also suffer high rates of disability linked to this violence they are subjected to.

Dr Hannah McGlade, who spoke at our November club meeting, is coordinating a petition to the WA Legislative Council to seek justice for our First Nations women. It recommends that the WA Government:

  1. Release the 2013 Corruption and Crime Commission report into Stacey Thorne’s murder.
  2. Acknowledge violence against and murder of First Nations women.
  3. Inquire into the deaths and disappearances of First Nations women in WA.
  4. Investigate the media reporting of First Nations women’s deaths.
  5. Commit to addressing structural and systemic discrimination that disadvantages and impedes First Nations women’s access to legal services, victim supports and justice.

As only original signatures are permitted, you will need to print out the petition, sign it, and post it back to Dr Hannah McGlade.  Details are on the petition.

Please ask your family, friends and colleagues to consider signing it too.

Let’s get justice for women like Stacey.