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Zonta International

Zonta was started in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, with a vision of improving the status of women.  Today, Zonta International boasts over 26,000 members in more than 1100 clubs across 64 countries, a truly global organisation.  In 2019, Zonta celebrated its centenary, and looks forward to another century of empowering women through advocacy.

Globally, every two years, Zonta International supports a range of self help programs for women and  girls across the globe, a range of scholarships in areas as diverse as business administration and aeronautical engineering.

Since its inception in 1919, Zontians have been involved in empowering women in developing countries through international service projects.  Since the first international project was funded, over $USD19.3 million has been contributed to projects in 35 countries.

In the 2022 – 2024 biennium, Zonta International are supporting a number of projects –

  • Engaging Girls on Climate Change in Madagascar
  • Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection in Peru
  • Her Health and Dignity, Our Priority: Strenthening Services for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste
  • Ending Child Marriage in 12 Countries

You can find out more about Zonta International here.

Zonta Foundation for Women highlights stories of resilience showcased in 2021 Annual Report

The Zonta Foundation for Women is pleased to share the 2021 Zonta Foundation for Women Annual Report. Click here to read about the impact our donors’ gifts made on women and girls all around the world over the last year.

“The first year of the 2020-2022 Biennium was unlike any other as the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Zonta Foundation for Women President Sharon Langenbeck said in the report. “And yet, I have been encouraged by the resilience I have seen—from women and girls continuing to pursue their education and career goals despite the uncertainty of what school would look like, to our international projects making adjustments to accommodate pandemic restrictions and still fulfill the objectives, to Zonta clubs uniting to provide health care workers with personal protective equipment and working to provide relief and support for women and girls and other vulnerable populations.”

The 2021 Annual Report features personal stories that demonstrate the significant impact the Foundation has made in the lives of women and girls around the world, from North and South America to Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. 

We are grateful to all of our donors for their loyal support of the Zonta Foundation for Women.

CLICK HERE for Past Zonta International Annual Reports