Thank you for your interest in Zonta International, a global community of more than 29,000 women and men in nearly 1,200 Zonta clubs in 63 countries. Click on the links below to learn more about Zonta’s founding nearly 100 years ago, how we continue to make a difference globally and locally today, and our efforts to advocate for gender equality.
Zonta International Centennial Celebration
In 2019, Zonta International celebrates 100 years of service and advocacy to empower women and girls around the globe. Visit our Centennial Website to learn more about the celebration.
Zonta International Quick Guide:
Link >> Zonta Quick Guide
The Story of the Zonta Emblem
Link >> The Story of the Zonta Emblem
Link >>> Press Kit_ A4
ZONTA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT HISTORY
Link >> Intern’l Service Project History
ZONTA INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (ZISVAW) HISTORY
Link >> ZISVAW History
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 29,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 63 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, working together to improve the lives of women and girls, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives.
- To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
- To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
- To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- 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.
Zonta International, its districts and its clubs are nonsectarian and nonpartisan.
Zonta International Foundation (ZIF), the official charitable foundation of Zonta International, advances and sustains Zonta’s global service and advocacy programs.
Canada signed CEDAW on July 17, 1980 at the World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women, and ratified CEDAW the following year on December 10, 1981. The decision to ratify was reached through the Continuing Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee of Officials Responsible for Human Rights.
A world of opportunities, services and privileges are reserved for Zonta club members.
Zonta membership provides the opportunity to:
- Meet interesting, involved professionals who seek to help women reach their potential.
- Work together, through service and advocacy, towards common goals; i.e., the objectives of Zonta International.
- Socialize and network locally, nationally and internationally.
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