Supporting Zonta International Service Projects
As a member of Zonta International, Zonta Woodstock members are supporting International Service Projects to ensure a world where women and girls achieve their full potential and live without fear. Financial support of such programs is accomplished through our International Women’s Day Rose Sale in March.
Service projects are vetted by our International Board and voted on by club delegates at International Convention held every two years. Programs are then recommended for the duration of the biennium.
Since Zonta International’s founding in 1919, Zontians have been passionate about empowering women in developing countries through international service efforts that have grown to more than US$32.7 million for projects in 66 countries across six continents.
Zonta International Service Programs
2020-2021 Biennium four programs are being supported by the International Service Fund:
Strengthening Response to GBV Survivors in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste
Zonta International has committed US$1,000,000 to UNFPA to ensure that all women and girls in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste live a life free from violence and that those women and girls who experience violence can access quality services essential to their long-term recovery.
Let Us Learn Madagascar
An Integrated Program for Adolescent Girls
In 2020, Zonta International announced an additional commitment of US$500,000 to support Phase III. To ensure that more children, particularly girls (who drop out at higher levels in the post-primary level) have access to post-primary education and stay in school. To ensure that Madagascar’s education system has the capacity to offer quality teaching for enhanced learning outcomes.
Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection in Peru
Zonta International has committed US$1,000,000 to UNICEF USA to improve the capacity of services to respond to the health needs of adolescents—especially girls—in a timely manner and prevent violence in schools in the regions of Huancavelica and Ucayali.
Ending Child Marriage
Zonta has supported ending child marriage since 2014. In 2020, Zonta International announced an additional commitment of US$1,500,000 to UNICEF USA to support Phase II of the Global Programme through 2022. By elevating the voice and agency of adolescent girls.Increasing resources and opportunities for adolescent girls and their families. Enhancing legal and political action to prevent child marriage and to support married, divorced or widowed adolescent girls.