Zonta clubs undertake service projects from the local to global level to maximize impact and outcomes for women worldwide.
Zonta works at the local, regional, and international level to improve the status of women and to promote legislative awareness, advocacy and equal rights.
Legislative awareness – if it affects social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, then Zonta gets involved. We meet with politicians, educate others about pending legislation, and raise awareness in our communities.
One of our current focuses includes the Equal Rights Amendment.
Ending violence against women – our Zonta Says No campaign supports local to global awareness, prevention and advocacy strategies related to preventing violence against women through Zonta club involvement and partnering organizations.
Sustainable Development Goals – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted at the United Nations in September 2015. Zonta International’s primary focus is on Goal No. 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Education is a critical component to our mission of empowering women worldwide. For women and girls, education provides the tools and resources to empower them to make decisions about their lives and the future of their families. Educated women can break the cycle of poverty; they can choose when to marry and if and when to have children; they can access quality health care to safeguard themselves and their children; they can educate their own children and ensure greater opportunities for future generations.
Zonta provides a number of scholarships that are funded at local, regional, and international levels to expand opportunities for women who are pursuing advanced studies in fields that typically male-dominated.View available scholarships
Zonta International is proud to partner with organizations who share our vision of a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. By partnering with like-minded organizations, we extend our reach and impact to empower more women and girls around the world to realize their rights. At the local level, Zonta clubs partner with local NGOs that share this vision.