For more education and more opportunities – “Violence against women is still a huge problem”

Alice Rufer Hohl campaigns for women in the Zonta Club Liestal.

Alice Rufer Hohl is passionately committed to the Zonta Service Club.

Photo: Nicole Pont

“Zonta stands for women’s issues,” summarizes Alice Rufer Hohl. you is President of the Zonta Liestal Service Club. This consists of neun women from different professions. Only nine. In the future, more will come to the monthly meetings in the Kaserne restaurant. «Service clubs used to be ideal meeting places where networks were established and contacts were maintained. HToday they do in part ssocial media », Rufer Hohl explains the decline in membership.

Zonta was founded in Buffalo (USA) in 1919 by the journalist Marion De Forest. The name Zonta comes from the language of the Lakota Indians and means «ehrenhaft». The first branch in Switzerland was founded in Bern in 1948. Basel followed in 1951, Liestal in 1996. There are around 1200 Zonta clubs worldwide. Zonta International took part in the founding assembly of the United Nations and has been following the work of the Council of Europe with consultative status since 1983.

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