About Zonta International

Building a better world for women and girls.



Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognised as human rights and every woman can 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.
In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.


Zonta was founded on the 8th November 1919 in Buffalo, New York, USA. Zonta took its name from a Sioux Indian word meaning ‘honest and trustworthy’. There are 29,000 members of Zonta Clubs in 63 countries working together to improve the lives of women and girls.

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International Projects

Zonta International is passionate about providing life-changing opportunities for women and girls through international service. By partnering with agencies of the United Nations and other recognized non-governmental organizations, Zonta has improved women’s health, provided better economic opportunities and prevented gender-based violence in 66 countries. Since our first service project, Zonta has contributed more than US$32.7 million to our international service projects.

Current International projects include:

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