Zonta International

Advancing the status of women everywhere


Zonta International is a leading global organisation of professional women working worldwide to empower women 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.


Zonta Say No to Violence Against Women


In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.


 Zonta was founded in Buffalo, New York in November 1919. It is now a worldwide organisation with 300,000 members in 66 countries. Zonta works at a local, national and international level to change the lives of women.



International Projects


Zonta International works with the Council of Europe and the United Nations on the

following projects:-


Let Us Learn Madagascar - this program is designed to help vulnerable children particularly girls in Madagascar get an education.


Hand In Hand – this program is working to improve access to sustainable and decent employment for Jordanian and refugee Syrian women, coupled with protective services and community leadership, to enable greater equality and reduced violence against women.


Ending Child Marriage: It is estimated 650 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday and a further 280 million girls are at risk of becoming brides. Child marriage is a global violation of human rights. Zonta is working in collaboration with governments and other agencies to ensure laws and policies protect and promote adolescent girls rights.


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