• Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey
  • Member of Zonta International
  • Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy

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Empowering Women Both Locally and Globally 

Serving South Central Pennsylvania, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey became a chartered club of Zonta International (ZI) on March 11, 1980. ZI is a leading global organization that partners with organizations across the globe to make a difference in the lives of women and girls through service and advocacy actions that focus on education and prevention of violence against women and girls. Zonta has 29,500 members from 63 countries working together to improve the lives of women and children. Read more about Zonta International by visiting their website at zonta.org.

Throughout this website, be sure to see the many ways Zonta empowers women through our Events, Service, Advocacy & Education, and Networking.

The local Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey club invites you to join us as we work to enhance the status of all women and children both locally and globally. Included here is information about the club’s history, the events throughout the year, our fundraising efforts and our commitment to Service Grants, the many ways we promote and advocate for women’s causes, collaborate with like-minded organizations, and information about the scholarships that are available.

The club meets monthly. We are holding monthly meetings via Zoom calls and some Face-to-Face events. The meetings offer a guest speaker and updates from the committee chairs.  See the Membership tab for more information about attending the monthly meetings or about membership in the club. Please contact zontaclubhbg@gmail.com if you would like additional information about the club. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages at Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey.

Holiday Wreath Sale

The Club is offering the sale of wreaths for the holidays as a fundraiser. Anyone interested in purchasing a wreath, click here.

From Our Facebook Page

Day 2 of the 16 Days of Activism - On November 15th, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg and Hershey held a rally at the State Capitol to bring awareness to the problems of Human Trafficking. “Human trafficking is a criminal enterprise that operates and hides in plain sight,” said Rhonda Hendrickson, Chief Operations Officer of the YWCA Greater Harrisburg. “Traffickers hone their skills every day and their recruitment tactics, perfect- manipulating, coercing and, yes, even forcing victims into exploitation,” she added. Advocates believe thousands are trafficked through the keystone state each day but say that it’s difficult to estimate an exact number because too often, trafficking goes unreported. See Rhonda Hendrickson's presentation at the Zonta Club rally here. drive.google.com/file/d/1Jc53k09aVSo4VceZtJqTE5XFtPHRVu9S/view?usp=sharing ... See MoreSee Less
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Zonta International honors 16 Days of Activism from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10 - Watch each day for a post to honor the work done to empower women locally.Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations and a global pandemic. It knows no national or cultural barriers; it takes place at home, in the workplace, and in open spaces, and affects millions of women and girls in peacetime and conflict. It includes psychological, physical, and sexual violence and harmful practices such as rape, female genital cutting, child marriage, and human trafficking.On 25 November, Zonta International commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and kicks off its Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign."Zonta envisions a world where no woman lives in fear of violence. Through the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, our members and allies stand together, uniting our voices to advocate for all those who have suffered gender-based violence," said Zonta International President Ute Scholz. "Zonta is needed now, more than ever, to continue its work to end violence and build a better world for women and girls."Each year during the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December), Zonta International encourages its clubs and members to join the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign and take local, national and international actions to influence the making and implementation of laws, as well as changing gender-based attitudes and behaviors to end violence against women.On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Zonta calls on its members to advocate for ending gender-based violence and participate in Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women. Together, we can help eliminate gender-based violence and build a better world for women and girls. See Zonta.org for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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