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Zonta emphasizes importance of educating women and girls on International Education Day

Posted on 1/24/2021
"Education is critical to girls becoming successful women," said International President Sharon Langenbeck. "We must work together to ensure that women and girls are educated so they have opportunities to be self-reliant and financially independent."

On Amelia Earhart Day, Zonta International reflects on the legendary aviator’s legacy

Posted on 1/11/2021
Today, we observe Amelia Earhart Day as we commemorate the records she broke 86 years ago and celebrate her contributions to the aerospace industry and her empowerment of women in science.

Zonta International Statement on events in Washington, DC

Posted on 1/8/2021
Zonta International is an organization founded on democratic principles, and for more than 100 years those principles have guided our membership in our service and advocacy efforts.

2021 JMK Women in Business Scholarship materials now available

Posted on 12/30/2020
Applications and materials for Zonta International's Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship are now available.

Zonta International calls for protection of migrant women on International Migrants Day

Posted on 12/18/2020
International Migrants Day, celebrated on 18 December, marks the anniversary of the 1990 adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families by the UNGA.

Zonta International's impact showcased in 2020 Annual Report

Posted on 12/16/2020
Zonta International is pleased to share the 2020 Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women Annual Report.

Program issue of The Zontian is now available

Posted on 12/14/2020
Transitions, Changes and New Opportunities

Zonta International committed to human rights as 16 Days of Activism wrap up on Human Rights Day

Posted on 12/10/2020
On the 72nd Human Rights Day, Zonta International joins the UN in reaffirming the importance of human rights in rebuilding the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.

Girls ending child marriage in Ethiopia

Posted on 12/9/2020
Around the world, one in five girls are married in their childhood. With the help of her school, Tsigist was able to convince her parents to cancel her childhood wedding. Now, she is working with her girls' club to help others do the same.

Introducing the latest class of JMK Women in Business Scholars

Posted on 12/8/2020
These 32 impressive women are from 21 countries and studying in the fields of accounting, business management, development economics, finance and more.

Going door to door to end child marriage

Posted on 12/7/2020
In Nepal, 40% of all girls get married in childhood. Chandani is determined to change that. Through a girls empowerment programme, she is supporting girls in her community to say no to marriage.

Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone December anniversaries

Posted on 12/1/2020
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.

Zonta condemns gender-based violence on the International Day for the Elimination of VAW

Posted on 11/25/2020
Zonta International is committed to ending all forms of violence against women and girls around the world. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we join the United Nations’ call for global actions to increase awarene

Creating a future free of violence

Posted on 11/24/2020
Through campaigns like Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women, Z club and Golden Z club students are laying the groundwork for a safer and empowered future that they themselves will own.

Addressing gender-based violence through education

Posted on 11/24/2020
Through our international service projects, Zonta International is working to end gender-based violence (GBV) and bring education to women and girls in 16 countries.

President Sharon shares message of saying NO to Violence Against Women

Posted on 11/24/2020
Our campaign, which started nine years ago, continues to grow and evolve every year. It is amazing how much of a difference each and every action has made for a community, a family, a woman.

Building Peace Through Serving and Sharing

Posted on 11/6/2020
Past International President Amey E. Grubbs-Adams' theme for her 1986-1988 Biennium, “Building Peace Through Serving and Sharing” was lived through her actions and goals during her term. The Zonta community sadly lost Amey this week with her passing.

Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone November anniversaries

Posted on 11/1/2020
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.

Are you up for the challenge this November?

Posted on 11/1/2020
This November, join Zontians around the world and show support for women and girls through the friendly fundraising competition, the Zonta Foundation for Women Every Member Every November District Challenge.

Women in leadership—networking, mentoring and the Zonta connection

Posted on 10/28/2020
Three past recipients who now sit on Zonta fellowship, scholarship and award committees have shared their thoughts on how this connection to Zonta has changed their lives beyond the initial award, encouraging leadership and continued mentorship.

Zonta International celebrates United Nations Day and 75 years of the UN

Posted on 10/24/2020
Today marks UN Day, which is when the UN Charter was entered into force in 1945.

Zonta celebrates inspirational girls with bright futures on International Day of the Girl

Posted on 10/11/2020
On the International Day of the Girl, Zonta International joins the United Nations in emphasizing the demands of adolescent girls worldwide.

Building Zonta in the 21st Century - Inspired by the Challenge of Change

Posted on 10/9/2020
This was Past International President Mary Magee’s theme for the 2000-2002 Biennium. On Tuesday, 6 October 2020, at age 84, Mary passed away in Brisbane, Australia.

Zonta International Foundation announces name change to Zonta Foundation for Women

Posted on 10/9/2020
The purpose of this repositioning is to elevate visibility and better align the foundation’s name with its globally recognized mission and commitment to women and girls worldwide.

Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone October anniversaries

Posted on 10/7/2020
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.

AE Fellow Andrea Ghez awarded 2020 Nobel Prize for physics

Posted on 10/7/2020
Congratulations to 1987 Zonta International AE Fellow Andrea Ghez for winning the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics

Zonta International Foundation Earns a Give with Confidence 100/100 Rating from Charity Navigator

Posted on 10/2/2020
Zonta International Foundation earns 100/100 rating from Charity Navigator’s new Encompass Rating System.

Girls’ Club Rescues Adolescents from Marriage in Rural Ethiopia

Posted on 9/25/2020
One of the ways in which Zonta fights child marriages is by establishing girls clubs. Take a look at what one of those clubs is doing in Ethiopia.

Colombo I Golden Z Club reaches women and girls with three-pronged mental health campaign

Posted on 9/24/2020
The Colombo I Golden Z Club has been reaching out to girls and women in an effort to promote mental health awareness.

Zonta International committed to gender equity and achieving peace on International Day of Peace

Posted on 9/21/2020
On International Day of Peace, Zonta International commits to seeking peace above all differences and to contributing to build a culture of peace.

Zonta International remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for gender equality

Posted on 9/21/2020
In her almost three decades on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg was an unwavering champion for gender equality and equal rights.

Zonta International calls for the end of gender discrimination on International Equal Pay Day

Posted on 9/18/2020
On the first-ever International Equal Pay Day, Zonta International recognizes the longstanding efforts toward achieving equal pay for work of equal value and emphasizes its commitment to end discrimination against women and girls.

Zonta International congratulates United Nations as the UNGA 75 opens

Posted on 9/15/2020
As UNGA 75 begins, Zonta International congratulates the UN on its remarkable 75th anniversary and reaffirms its commitment to working together to achieve our collective goals.

Remembering Erlinda T. Villanueva

Posted on 9/14/2020
It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that Erlinda T. Villanueva passed away this week.

Reflecting on the Importance of literacy teaching and learning on International Literacy Day 2020

Posted on 9/8/2020
On International Literacy Day, Zonta International recognizes the importance of literacy for individuals.

A renewed call for ratification of the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention

Posted on 9/3/2020
These unique and challenging circumstances call for a coordinated and holistic response to preventing and combating violence against women. Therefore, Zonta is renewing the call for ratification and implementation of the Istanbul Convention.

Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone September anniversaries

Posted on 9/1/2020
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.

Get to know the young women changing the world

Posted on 8/25/2020
Zonta International is pleased to share more information about the 2020 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awardees.

Zonta International honors real life heroes on World Humanitarian Day

Posted on 8/19/2020
Today being World Humanitarian Day, Zonta commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work.

Zonta International encourages members to support youth engagement on International Youth Day

Posted on 8/12/2020
On International Youth Day, Zonta International celebrates young people and lifts up their voices, actions and initiatives.

International President Shares Message Following Explosion in Beirut

Posted on 8/10/2020
Our thoughts are with our members in Beirut in the aftermath of last Tuesday’s devastating explosion.

Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone August anniversaries

Posted on 8/1/2020
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.

Zonta International responds to discrimination

Posted on 7/31/2020
Zonta is committed to treating everyone with equal respect.

2021 YWPA Award materials now available

Posted on 7/27/2020
Applications and materials for Zonta International's Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are now available.

Changing the World: Women in Technology

Posted on 7/21/2020
Two recipients of the Women in Technology Scholarships, Lucy Pei and Giorgia Di Tommaso, shares what this scholarship means to them.

2021 Amelia Earhart Fellowship materials now available

Posted on 7/17/2020
Zonta is helping to increase the number of women in the Aeronautical engineering field.

President Sharon shares message for the new biennium

Posted on 7/15/2020
Zonta's new international president, shares her message for the new biennium.

Student Clubs receive Emma L Conlon award for their outstanding service projects

Posted on 7/15/2020
Zonta International congratulates the winners of the 2019 Emma L. Conlon Service Award for their efforts to empower women and girls.

Honoring Our Members

Posted on 7/6/2020
Its time to honor our members who passed during this biennium.

Meet the young women who are changing the world

Posted on 7/2/2020
Zonta International announces the 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award.

Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone July anniversaries

Posted on 7/1/2020
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.

From Susanne's Desk: Message of Support

Posted on 6/3/2020
President Susanne sends support as we go through a lot of changes globally.

Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone June anniversaries

Posted on 6/1/2020
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.

Zonta International is Pleased to Introduce 2020 Amelia Earhart Fellows

Posted on 5/21/2020
We are proud to announce the Amelia Earhart Fellows of 2020.

Let Us Learn Madagascar helps hundreds of girls return to school

Posted on 5/11/2020
Zonta's program in Madagascar helps girls go back to school.

Zonta responds to the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 5/6/2020
Zontians around the world, show their support for each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about the new class of women in technology scholars

Posted on 4/10/2020
Zonta International announces the the 2019 Women in Technology Scholars.

Zonta partners with UNICEF USA for Ending Child Marriage with a public service announcement campaign

Posted on 4/10/2020
Zonta's fight against child marriage continues with its partnership with UNICEF USA.

Learn More About the Latest Class of Future Business Leaders

Posted on 4/3/2020
Zonta International announces the Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholars.

2020 Zonta International convention canceled

Posted on 3/31/2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zonta International had to cancel its 2020 Convention.

Honoring a Pioneer in the Fight Against Obstetric Fistula

Posted on 3/24/2020
Zonta International remembers Honorary Member, Dr. Catherine Hamlin.

From Susanne's Desk - Thinking of You

Posted on 3/24/2020
President Susanne sends love to Zontians, as we all go through the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Zonta Educates, advocates for and empowers women

Posted on 3/18/2020
Download the digital-only 2018-2019 Zonta International and Zonta International Annual Report for updates on our service projects and education.

Zonta Club of Joliet Area honors longtime community volunteers

Posted on 3/17/2020
Zonta Club of Joliet honors volunteers with the Zonta International Centennial Community Award.

Zonta International President Susanne Von Bassewitz's message for International Women's Day

Posted on 3/6/2020
On International women's day, Zonta celebrates the achievements of women so far.

Official slate of candidates for election at convention 2020

Posted on 3/2/2020
The Zonta International Nominating Committee (INC) presents the Slate of Candidates 2020 elections.

2020 JMK Women in Business scholarship materials now available

Posted on 1/27/2020
Zonta is helping to raise the number of women in technology.

Our Icon is Making its Mark!

Posted on 1/24/2020
Zonta International Centennial Anniversary icon wins award at Creative Media Awards.

Let Us Learn Madagascar teaches teens valuable life skills

Posted on 1/23/2020
Teens in Madagascar are learning life skills from Zonta's program there.

Meet the first group of Zonta International's women in technology scholars

Posted on 12/2/2019
Zonta International announces the 2019 Women in Technology Scholarship.

Meet the latest class of future business leaders

Posted on 11/26/2019
Zonta International announces the 2019 Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship.

Action for Service...Friendship for Peace

Posted on 11/25/2019
Zonta remembers Past International President Cornelia Hodge’s legacy.

We envision a world where all women and girls are free from violence

Posted on 11/25/2019
A call to action on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Past District 18 Governor, Anne-Marie French-Cudjoe to represent Zonta International at Nairobi Summ

Posted on 11/12/2019
Former district 18 governor gets to represent Zonta at a convention in Nairobi.

Our global celebration, near and far

Posted on 11/8/2019
An overview of Zonta's centenary celebration across the globe.

Celebrating Our Centennial Anniversary

Posted on 11/7/2019
Zonta celebrates its 100 anniversary of working towards gender equality and a better world.

2018-2020 Issue Three of The Zontian: Call to Convention and Centennial Issue

Posted on 11/7/2019
Call to Convention and Centennial Issue.

Another Centennial Anniversary

Posted on 11/1/2019
The International Labour Organization (ILO) celebrates its 100 years anniversary.

Honoring Quite Another 100 Years

Posted on 10/30/2019
President Susanne commensurate with a 100 years old member of the Zonta Club of Taipei II.

UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, wishes Zonta International a happy 100th

Posted on 10/25/2019
Congratulations on your centenary anniversary, that was the message from the UN general secretary to Zonta International.

Meet the Impressive young women committed to volunteerism, leadership and gender equality

Posted on 10/11/2019
Zonta International announces the 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awardees.

Join Girls Not Brides in Telling World Leaders to Protect Girls from Child Marriage

Posted on 9/23/2019
Zontians around the world are encouraged to keep up the fight against child marriage.

Zonta International Foundation and UN Women empower women across Jordan

Posted on 8/29/2019
The partnership between Zonta International and the UN has empowered women across Jordan.

Zonta International mourns the passing of Sadako Miyake

Posted on 8/14/2019
Zontians around the world mourns the passing of Sadako Miyake.

Zonta International announces centennial anniversary grantees

Posted on 7/30/2019
Zonta International announces the recipients of its Centennial Anniversary Grants.

Service Throughout the World: The Zonta Way of Life

Posted on 7/29/2019
This was the theme of Past International President, Eleanor Jammal, during her 1974-1976 biennium, and throughout her life. On Sunday, 28 July, at age 93, Eleanor passed away in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Get to know the exceptional women expanding horizons in aerospace

Posted on 7/25/2019
Zonta International is pleased to share more information about the Amelia Earhart Fellows of 2019.

Not so well known facts about another centennial anniversary

Posted on 7/17/2019
Casey Cep, an author, takes us back to the history of the 19th amendment.

Looking back on June 1919 - 'Lift Off' for Zonta

Posted on 6/21/2019
Zontians remember the founding of the organization.

Student Clubs awarded for their efforts to empower women and girls

Posted on 6/20/2019
Zonta Z and Golden Z clubs showcase their important work across the country.

I am Now More Capable, Strong and Determined Because of the Oasis and What the Oasis has Offered Me

Posted on 6/20/2019
On World Refugee Day, Zonta is proud to be partnering with UN Women to provide safe spaces and economic empowerment programs for Syrian refugee women.

Together, we empower women - The Issue 2 of the Zontian Magazine available now

Posted on 6/3/2019
Issue 2 of The Zontian magazine is available to read now.

Without the catch up class, I would have had to stop school

Posted on 5/16/2019
Program participant talks about the impact on her daily life.

Zonta International and UNICEF USA working together to build a more equitable world for women

Posted on 5/3/2019
Together, UNICEF USA and Zonta International are making the world more equitable for women.

CSW63 - Zonta brings stakeholders together to discuss effective actions to End Child Marriage

Posted on 4/24/2019
Different stakeholders are collaborating on how to end child marriage.

Zonta President highlights Zonta’s work on child marriage at UNICEF USA annual summit

Posted on 4/24/2019
At UNICEF USA Annual Summit, Zonta International highlighted its work in the fight against child marriage.

Zonta International President condemns terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Posted on 4/22/2019
Zonta International President sends her condolences to Sri Lanka.

Reflections from Let Us Learn Madagascar site visit

Posted on 4/15/2019
Zontians who recently visited Madagascar for the Let Us Learn Madagascar project share their experiences.

Zonta International earns 2018 Constant Contact All Star award

Posted on 4/1/2019
Zonta International awarded the 2018 All Star Award by Constant Contact.

Students in Madagascar demonstrate Impact of Let Us Learn

Posted on 2/26/2019
The Let Us Learn program in Madagascar is improving the lives of thousands of children and their families.

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