Month: January 2015

Buffalo Philharmonic @ Carnegie Hall, classical musicians crescendo to end violence

New York – On 26 January at 8 p.m., principal musicians from the world’s great orchestras, ensembles and academies, will perform at Carnegie Hall, donating their artistry to end violence against women. Find out more at   Performers will include: Elmira Darvarova, Concertmaster & Solo Violin (the first female Concertmaster in the history of the MET Opera Orchestra); George Mathew, Artistic… Read more →

Domestic Violence, Homelessness and Children’s Education

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law that ensures children and youth who have lost their housing can attend school. It covers children and youth who are living in domestic violence shelters, emergency shelters, transitional living programs, staying temporarily with friends or relatives due to the lack of adequate accommodations, and staying in motels, campgrounds, cars, or other temporary or… Read more →

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Welcome to 2015, a year with focus on effective solutions that will result in true sustainable change. As the evaluation of the 12 Critical Areas of Concern in the Beijing Platform for Action is being undertaken, and the Post 2015 Agenda is being prepared, we Zontians play a vital role advocating for women’s rights and for the advancement of women… Read more →