Zonta International

Zonta International is a global organisation committed to empowering women and girls.
Zonta envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognised as human rights, where every woman is able to achieve her full potential, where they have access to resources and decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, and where no woman lives in fear of violence.
In keeping with this vision, since 1919, Zonta has implemented service and advocacy projects and educational programs to improve the legal, political, economic, educational and health status of women and girls. Zonta clubs around the world implement projects in their own communities and raise funds to support them. In addition, one third of monies raised is contributed to the Zonta International Foundation to support global activities. There are 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 63 countries, with global membership of approximately 29,000 Zontians.

Zonta Foundation For Women

The Zonta Foundation for Women is the philanthropic arm of Zonta International. It raises and oversees funds to support and promote Zonta’s global service and advocacy programs, raising US$40.9 million to support its various programs.
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Global Initiatives

EID BI EID (Hand in Hand)

Jordan is currently hosting 1.4 million Syrian refugees, nearly 10 percent of Jordan’s pre-crisis population, which has increased competition over resources, placed additional strain on social services and heightened community tensions in some areas with unintended consequences, including greater restrictions on women’s mobility. While existing programs that provide food and unconditional cash assistance have been…

Let us learn

About 90 percent of Madagascar’s population lives on less than US$2 per day, leaving children particularly vulnerable. Aside from endemic poverty, Madagascar is prone to natural disasters, which further impede economic growth of the agricultural economy and make it even more difficult to escape poverty and prioritize education for children. More than a quarter of…

Ending Child Marriage

Worldwide, almost 650 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday and an estimated 280 million more girls are at risk of becoming brides. If current trends continue, the number of girls and women married as children will reach nearly 1 billion by 2030. Child marriage is a global violation of human rights…