Zonta Club of Kathmandu chartered under Zonta International in 2012 is a legally registered NGO with 64 members from diverse backgrounds ranging from social activists, bankers, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, architects, business leaders and professionals. It aims to enhance the status of women by improving their legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status at national and international through service and advocacy.
HDL contributed this year to Zonta’s flagship program – a 16 Day Awareness Program to raise awareness on Violence Against Women (VAW) through a financial assistance of Rs. 200,000. The Program included setting up help desk for connecting lawyers, police and the people, conducting self-defense class and a walkathon; and raise awareness through social media platforms by collaborating with individuals from different fields. The contribution was made as per HDL’s CSR policy under the provision of conducting campaign against social disorders, discrepancies and backwardness.