Raising awareness of human trafficking -
80% of the victims are in fact women & children
and over 50% are children.
We have awarded over 30 young women with
scholarships for college with our Go Girl! Program
Honoring local women who have made extraordinary contributions to the local community
The Zonta Clubs of Bluffton & Hilton Head Island are seeking nominations for the 2015 Zonta Woman of the Year!
Francine Tobin, the 2013 Zonta Woman of the Year
The Zonta Woman of the Year is a joint award with the Zonta Club of Hilton Head. It is presented annually at the Chamber of Commerce Ball and honors a professional woman in Bluffton or Hilton Head who has made extraordinary contributions to the community in the past three years and has participated in a variety of causes.
“Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” is a Zonta International campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.
The campaign, which began in November 2012, features the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs and districts to prevent and end violence against women and girls in their local communities. It also highlights Zonta International’s ongoing efforts to end violence against women and girls through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery—the commercial exploitation of people, mostly women and children, for sex or other forced labor. Victims are not just worlds away but are here—in the US, in South Carolina, and even right here in our own Bluffton community. Controlled through the use of force, fraud and coercion, victims are rarely able to escape to seek help. Public awareness of this crime in order to identify victims may be their only salvation.