Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.
In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.
In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
Zonta international has close to 30,000 members in 63 countries, working together to make gender equality a reality for women and girls worldwide.
One hundred years ago, a small group of pioneering women came together in Buffalo, New York with a vision to help all women realize greater equality while using their individual and collective expertise in service to their community.Read full history
Zonta Foundation for Women
Since 1923, Zonta International has provided more than US$45.9 million to empower women and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions.
Through funding from the Zonta Foundation for Women, the Zonta International Service Program has provided training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women, primarily through projects implemented by the agencies of the United Nations and other recognized non-governmental organizations
Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection in Peru
responding to the health needs of adolescents, especially girls, in a timely manner and preventing violence in schools in Peru.
Strengthening Response to gender based violence survivors in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste in partnership with UNFPA
ensuring that all women and girls in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste live life free from violence and providing quality services to those who experience violence.
Let us Learn Madagascar in partnership with UNICEF US
creating opportunities for vulnerable and excluded children, particularly girls, in Madagascar to realize their right to an education.
Ending Child Marriage in partnership with UNICEF AND UNFPA
protecting the rights of millions of vulnerable girls and putting an end to this global violation of human rights in 12 countries in Africa and Asia.