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Young Women in Public Affairs

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women. 


In order for more women to be represented in key decision making positions worldwide, we must encourage young women to pursue careers or seek leadership positions in public policy making, government and volunteer organizations and further their education with these aims in view.

Click here to view 2016's recipients from 30 districts and one region, as well as the ten International Recipients. 

Public affairs refer to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and affect communities in which they work and live.

If you are, or know of, a young woman in our region who exhibits the qualities above, click here to inquire about our application process

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