Empowering Women Worldwide
The Objectives of Zonta International are:
(a) To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health, and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.
(b) To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of members.
(c) To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
(d) To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
The Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign begins on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10th, Human Rights Day. Zontians worldwide will say NO to violence against women and take a stand to end child marriage. Zonta International’s goals worldwide are for all women to live without fear of domestic violence; from being attacked by strangers and harassed by male colleagues at their workplace; women are protected against rape in situations of conflict; girls and are not forced into a union that is called child marriage; and displaced vulnerable women and girls can focus on building resilience. The global campaign is to get more people to not look away but to speak up and take action. For more information, see zontasayno.com.
Click here to listen to this short video to promote the 16 Days of Activism.
Zonta International Biennium Projects and Goals for 2020-2022
- We will Advocate for Gender Equality
- We will End Child Marriage
- We say NO to Violence Against Women and Girls
- We will Expand Access to Education
Zonta International Service Project History
Zonta International Foundation (Now Zonta Foundation for Women)
In 2020, the Zonta International Foundation changed its name to the Zonta Foundation for Women. The new name better represents (1) Zonta is, and always has been, about empowering women. This new name puts our work on behalf of women and girls front and center, and (2) Operating under a name that includes the word “women” will help elevate visibility and provide immediate recognition of what the Foundation stands for.
Donations to the Zonta Foundation for Women should be made on the foundation.zonta.org website. (Click the Donate button in the top right corner)
The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey donated $3000 for the past two years to the Zonta International Foundation, supporting three scholarships (Amelia Earhart, JM Klausman Women in Business and Young Women in Public Affairs), the International Service Projects and ZISVAW (Zonta International Strategies to Eliminate Violence against Women. Click here for more information about the Zonta International Foundation.
Centennial Anniversary Grants
In honor of 100 years of Zonta service and Zonta International’s centennial anniversary in 2019, Zonta International has launched its Centennial Anniversary Grants program. These one-time grants of up to $5,000 each will recognize charitable organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in their local communities.