As a member of Zonta International, our club supports International Programs. The programs are vetted by our International Board and voted on by club delegates at International Convention held every two years. Programs are then supported for the duration of the biennium.
Since Zonta International was founded in 1919, Zontians have been passionate about empowering women in developing countries through international service. In the more than 90 years since its first international service project was funded, Zonta International has contributed nearly US$15.5 million to projects benefiting women in 37 countries.
2016 – 2018 Biennium two programs are being supported by the International Service Fund:
Zonta International Service Programs
Zonta International has committed an additional US$1,000,000 to the Liberia Fistula Project from 2016 to 2018.
Zonta International has committed US$1,000,000 to create opportunities for vulnerable and excluded girls to realize their rights to an education in a secure and protective environment.
Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) Programs
These programs have provided more than US$5.5 million to support projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls in 42 countries.
Zonta International has committed US$1,000,000. This project was part of a five-year (2013-2017) plan and will reach 11,000 adolescent girls over two years (2016-2018) with 400,000 members of their communities benefiting from increased awareness.
Zonta International has committed US$1,000,000 to UN Women to create sustainable foundations for addressing the nexus between human trafficking and foreign labor migration of women and girls in Nepal.