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Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone February 2024 anniversaries

Posted on 2/1/2024
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



President Ute Scholz discusses her journey on Zonta On The Move podcast

Posted on 1/29/2024
Zonta On The Move, a podcast by the Zonta Club of Joliet Area, USA, welcomed President Ute Scholz to discuss her journey with Zonta, her views for the future and pointers for the new year.



Learn more about the 2023 Women in STEM scholars

Posted on 1/23/2024
We are proud to share more information on the 2023 Zonta International Women in STEM Scholars. Zonta International's Women in STEM Scholarship encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles.



Zonta Calls for Release of Hostages

Posted on 1/22/2024
Zonta International urges an end to the sexual violence and rape of women as a weapon of war. Zonta International further urges the global community to end this war and to continue its efforts to call for the release of all hostages.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone January 2024 anniversaries

Posted on 1/1/2024
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Updated: Women and children most at risk in armed conflicts

Posted on 12/6/2023
Nearly two months after Zonta International issued its statement, condemning all attacks on innocent members of civil society and all forms of violence in conflicts, innocent civilians continue to suffer as war rages on.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone December 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 12/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Remarkable global gender-based violence advocate shares her powerful story

Posted on 11/30/2023
ElsaMarie D'Silva created the technology platform Safecity, which crowdsources personal experiences of sexual violence and abuse in global public and private spaces. Read more about her powerful story.



International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2023

Posted on 11/25/2023
On 25 November, Zonta International commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and kicks off its Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.



2022-2024 Issue 3 of The Zontian: Call to Convention

Posted on 11/20/2023
Call to Convention Issue of The Zontian available now to read online!



INGOs of the COE: Gender equality is a Human Rights issue

Posted on 11/17/2023
The roundtable session provided a platform for discussion and exchange of competencies. The participants stressed the necessity and renewed the statement.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone November 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 11/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Women and children most at risk in armed conflicts

Posted on 10/15/2023
Zonta International condemns all attacks on innocent members of civil society and condemns all forms of violence in conflicts. There is no justification for such acts of inhumanity.



Zonta International Welcomes New Executive Director Megan Radavich

Posted on 10/5/2023
Megan brings a wealth of knowledge about Zonta and extensive experience in association management, governance, communications, fundraising, advocacy and program administration to the role of executive director.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone October 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 10/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Remarkable former U.S. ambassador shares her remarkable story

Posted on 9/28/2023
Melanne Verveer is the executive director of the Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security, which seeks to enhance national and global security by documenting the crucial role women play in peacebuilding and security.



Zonta International's Response to Northern Africa Natural Disasters

Posted on 9/15/2023
While disasters themselves do not discriminate and everyone is affected, we as Zontians know that every action after the initial crisis is not gender-neutral.



Learn more about the thought leaders who received the 2023 YWPA Awards

Posted on 9/6/2023
Zonta International is pleased to share more about the international recipients of the 2023 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award. These young women are addressing gender and racial inequality, youth participation, climate change and more!



Remembering Zonta International Parliamentarian Alice Bartelt

Posted on 9/6/2023
The Zonta International Board and global Zonta community were saddened to hear of the sudden passing of dedicated Zontian and International Parliamentarian, Alice Bartelt.



President Ute Visit to Mozambique Featured in News

Posted on 9/5/2023
Last week President Ute Scholz traveled to Mozambique to see firsthand the programs preventing child marriage.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone September 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 9/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Remarkable award-winning scientist and social entrepreneur shares her powerful story

Posted on 8/31/2023
Thulile Khanyile is a vibrant, award-winning scientist and social entrepreneur who brings science to the public through blogging and podcasting, intending to normalize technology and innovation as an economic driver. Read more about her powerful stor



Learn more about the extraordinary women taking the lead in the space race

Posted on 8/25/2023
Zonta International is pleased to share more information about the Amelia Earhart Fellows of 2023.



Zonta responds to wildfires in Maui

Posted on 8/15/2023
As news of the devastating wildfires that swept through Maui and consumed the historic town of Lahaina reached Zonta International and our members around the world, our thoughts immediately went to all those affected.



Zonta-supported project provides care to more than 20,000 girls in Peru

Posted on 8/10/2023
In 2022, 37,426 adolescents (20,629 girls) received health care in Ucayali and Huancavelica. Read our recent update on Adolescent Girls' Health and Protection in Peru to learn more about the project and its achievements.



International Honorary Member, women’s activist, Jehan Sadat dies at 87

Posted on 8/10/2023
Best known for her advocacy of women’s rights during her tenure as Egypt’s first lady, Jehan Sadat lived by example of how when women empower women, the whole world advances.



Zonta USA Caucus on Senate's failure to consider Paycheck Fairness Act

Posted on 8/10/2023
As fierce advocates for gender equality and equal pay, the Zonta USA Caucus is deeply disappointed by the U.S. Senate's decision to block the Paycheck Fairness Act.



Zonta International commends Nobel Peace Prize winners for dedication to human rights

Posted on 8/10/2023
As an organization dedicated to women’s rights, Zonta International congratulates the Nobel Peace Prize 2022 winners: human rights activist Ales Bialiatski and human rights organizations Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties.



Strengthening Response to GBV Survivors project underway

Posted on 8/10/2023
Learn about the challenges the Strengthening Response to GBV Survivors project has faced and strategies that have been implemented so far.



Remarkable women’s advocate, child marriage survivor shares her story

Posted on 8/10/2023
Houry Geudelekian is chair of the NGO Commission on the Status of Women, NY United Nations coordinator of Unchained At Last, an organization working to end child marriage in the United States. Find out more about her powerful story.



Remarkable planetary scientist, AE Fellow shares her powerful story

Posted on 8/10/2023
Two-time Amelia Earhart Fellow Lindy Elkins-Tanton is the principal investigator of NASA's Psyche mission and only the second woman to lead a NASA mission to a major solar system body. Read more about her powerful story.



Remarkable community activist Felicia Davis shares her powerful story

Posted on 8/10/2023
As president and chief executive officer of the Chicago Foundation for Women, Felicia Davis leads their efforts to invest in women and girls as catalysts for change and build stronger communities.



Climate activist,Women in Business Scholar shares her powerful story

Posted on 8/10/2023
JMK Women in Business Scholar Emma Beal is a core member of the climate/sustainability and energy practice areas at the Boston Consulting Group office in Melbourne, Australia. Read her powerful story.



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

Posted on 8/10/2023
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.



Meet the young women recognized for activism, advocacy and service

Posted on 8/10/2023
Zonta International proudly introduces the 2021 Young Women in Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award district/region and international recipients, who represent 17 countries.



2023 Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship materials available

Posted on 8/10/2023
Materials for the 2023 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship, including the application and poster, are now available.



2022 Annual Report: Zonta builds a better world for women and girls

Posted on 8/10/2023
The Zonta Foundation for Women is pleased to share the 2022 Annual Report.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone August 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 8/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Zonta International commemorates World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Posted on 7/30/2023
Another year has gone by since the last World Day Against Trafficking in Humans and again, thousands of victims have fallen into the hands of traffickers. Zonta International calls upon all governments to end this heinous crime.



Celebrating our Zonta best friends across the globe

Posted on 7/30/2023
Having a best friend is one of life's greatest joys. But when it comes to having a Zonta best friend, it's a whole different level of amazing. Zonta friends are kindred spirits who inspire and challenge you to become the best version of yourself.



Remarkable feminist media founder shares her powerful story

Posted on 7/27/2023
Renee M. Powers is the founder of Feminist Book Club, an intersectional feminist media company and book subscription service that uses literature as a launchpad to have difficult conversations about social justice. Read more about her powerful story.



Welcome to the Zonta Club of Kigali New Voice!

Posted on 7/25/2023
Our Zonta world keeps on growing! Join Zonta International in welcoming the Zonta Club of Kigali New Voice, Rwanda.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone July 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 7/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Introducing 2023 Amelia Earhart Fellows

Posted on 6/7/2023
Zonta International is pleased to announce the 2023 Amelia Earhart Fellows.



Meet the 2023 young women recognized for activism, advocacy and service

Posted on 6/7/2023
Zonta International is pleased to introduce the 2023 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awardees.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone June 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 6/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



International President Ute Shares Message following Nova Scotia Wildfires

Posted on 5/31/2023
Our fellow Zontians of District 1 and their communities are in our hearts as we receive the ongoing news of the wildfires that have been burning in Nova Scotia, Canada.



Remarkable global advocate and thought leader shares her powerful story

Posted on 5/25/2023
Maame Afon is an internationally recognized thought leader and a passionate advocate for women, girls and leaders globally. Read more about her powerful story.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone May 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 5/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Remarkable rural, nonprofit leader and advocate shares her powerful story

Posted on 4/27/2023
Georgina "Georgie" Somerset, AM, is a seasoned leader in the nonprofit, government and primary industries in Queensland, Australia. Read more about her powerful story.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone April 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 4/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Remarkable agricultural leader shares her powerful story

Posted on 3/30/2023
Sue Middleton is a well-known entrepreneur, skilled advocate, and influential leader for rural and regional Australia. Read more about her powerful story.



Sharing the legacy of Marian de Forest

Posted on 3/23/2023
The memory of Zonta founder and fourth president, Marian de Forest lives on in Buffalo, New York, USA.



Remarkable media executive and fitness expert shares her powerful story

Posted on 3/8/2023
Jennifer Turner is the executive vice president at TriStar Television for Sony Pictures Television and the CEO and founder of MAD COOL FITNESS and MAD COOL COMMUNITY. Read her powerful story.



Remarkable student and daughter of refugees shares her powerful story

Posted on 3/8/2023
Emma Lehbib, a YWPA Awardee and Golden Z club member, studies international and European law. Learn more about her powerful story.



Zonta commemorates International Women's Day and Zonta Rose Day 2023

Posted on 3/8/2023
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, Zonta International joins the global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The Zonta community also marks 8 March as Zonta Rose Day. Read our statement.



Celebrating International Women's Day

Posted on 3/7/2023
Watch a special message from President Ute Scholz as she shares her best wishes and goals for the world while at the 67th Session of the CSW in New York.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone March 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 3/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



One year of war in Ukraine has devastating impacts for women and children

Posted on 2/28/2023
As we mark one year of war in Ukraine, we recognize our Zonta members in Ukraine who immediately mobilized to provide support and services to displaced women and children.



Remarkable biochemist, activist and politician shares her powerful story

Posted on 2/23/2023
Former Sierra Leone Member of Parliament Isata Kabia is also the founding director of Voice of Women (VoW) Africa. Read her powerful story.



Learn more about the enterprising JMK Women in Business Scholars

Posted on 2/17/2023
We are proud to share more information on the 2022 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholars.



Zonta International’s thoughts are with the people of Syria and Turkey

Posted on 2/9/2023
We share the sorrow of the Syrian and Turkish people at the tragic loss of life and the impact these earthquakes will have on the lives and livelihoods of all those affected.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone February 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 2/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Zonta International commemorates International Day of Education 2023

Posted on 1/24/2023
Every year on 24 January, Zonta International observes International Day of Education and celebrates the role of education in peace and development.



Firsts for Women: December 2022

Posted on 1/3/2023
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on December 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone January 2023 anniversaries

Posted on 1/1/2023
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



2023 Women in STEM Scholarship materials now available

Posted on 12/21/2022
Materials for the 2023 Women in STEM Scholarship, including the application and poster, are now available.



Zonta International commemorates Human Rights Day 2022

Posted on 12/10/2022
Each year on 10 December, Zonta International observes Human Rights Day, which commemorates the day in 1948 when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.



New report says we must change our approach to achieve gender equality

Posted on 12/9/2022
Seven years in to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 2022 Goalkeepers Report aims to help people understand what the numbers cannot say about progress.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone December 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 12/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: November 2022

Posted on 12/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on November 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2022

Posted on 11/25/2022
On 25 November, Zonta International commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and kicks off its Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.



Firsts for Women: October 2022

Posted on 11/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on October 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone November 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 11/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



'Protect the promise' report on women's and children's health

Posted on 10/25/2022
The World Health Organization and UNICEF recently released a report that presents key data, trends and developments in women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and well-being.



Zonta International celebrates newest female Nobel laureates

Posted on 10/14/2022
Zonta International congratulates the latest two women to win a Nobel Prize: Annie Ernaux and Carolyn Bertozzi.



2022-2024 Program issue of The Zontian is now available

Posted on 10/14/2022
Build a Better World for Women and Girls



Zonta International commemorates International Day of the Girl 2022

Posted on 10/11/2022
On 11 October, Zonta International commemorates the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl.



The power of education to end child marriage

Posted on 10/10/2022
One of the biggest deprivations that comes from child marriage is the exit from schooling that often goes along with the marriage of a child. A new publication from UNICEF uses data to illustrate how child marriage and schooling are related.



A special conversation with President Ute Scholz

Posted on 10/10/2022
In this special conversation with President Ute Scholz, she talks about her career as an attorney, the highlights of working with volunteers and how Zontians can come together to build a better world for women and girls.



Zonta signs letter to UN Member States to defend gender equality, more

Posted on 10/7/2022
Statement by Zonta International and 481 civil society organizations across 92 countries to take action to defend peace, human rights and gender equality.



International President Ute Shares Message following Atlantic Hurricanes

Posted on 10/4/2022
Our hearts are with our fellow Zontians of District 11 and their communities as we receive the ongoing news of the devastation that has fallen upon the Southern United States and the Caribbean Sea.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone October 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 10/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: September 2022

Posted on 10/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on September 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Zonta International stands with women in Iran

Posted on 9/29/2022
In recent weeks, women in Iran have taken to the streets to protest the death of Mahsa Amini and demand their full rights. Read our statement to find out how Zonta International is responding.



Zonta International commemorates International Equal Pay Day 2022

Posted on 9/18/2022
On 18 September, Zonta International is commemorating International Equal Pay Day.



Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on 9/9/2022
As the longest reigning monarch in world history, Queen Elizabeth II was widely respected and admired by world leaders and everyday citizens around the world. While the world mourns her passing, Zonta International celebrates her enduring legacy.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone September 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 9/2/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: August 2022

Posted on 9/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on August 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Thousands of adolescent girls receive needed health care in Peru

Posted on 8/26/2022
Read an update and a story featuring a young woman who benefited from the Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection project in Peru.



Remarkable young club president shares powerful story

Posted on 8/4/2022
Sara Diana Faraj has been interested in politics and advancing women’s status since she was just 12 years old. After winning the club's YWPA Award, she joined the Zonta Club of Hervey Bay Inc and became the youngest club president in Zonta’s history.



Introducing the changemakers who received the 2022 YWPA Awards

Posted on 8/2/2022
Zonta International is pleased to introduce the 2022 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awardees and share more information about the international awardees.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone August 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 8/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: July 2022

Posted on 8/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on July 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Hear President Ute Scholz share the Zonta Spirit in Zonta Teetied podcast

Posted on 7/28/2022
Zonta International President Ute Scholz recently shared her thoughts in a podcast about the 2022 Zonta International Convention in Hamburg, Germany and the special Zonta Spirit.



Remarkable Zonta leader reflects on her presidency and Zonta's future

Posted on 7/26/2022
Past Zonta International President Sharon Langenbeck has achieved many firsts—in academia, her career and in Zonta. Read more about her powerful story.



Learn more about the exceptional women leading the way in aerospace

Posted on 7/26/2022
Zonta International is pleased to share more information about the Amelia Earhart Fellows of 2022.



Welcome from 2022-2024 Zonta International President Ute

Posted on 7/21/2022
A happy and warm welcome to the 2022-2024 Biennium! As we settle back into our daily lives, I am ready to take this next step forward into our future as your international president for the next two years.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone July 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 7/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: June 2022

Posted on 7/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on June 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Announcing the 2022-2024 Election Results

Posted on 6/29/2022
Congratulations to the newly elected 2022-2024 Zonta International and Zonta Foundation for Women Boards and International Nominating Committee. We thank all candidates who accepted a nomination for one of these leadership roles.



Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade

Posted on 6/26/2022
Read Zonta International's reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade



Learn more about 2021 Women in Technology Scholars

Posted on 6/20/2022
Read about the 2021 Women in Technology Scholars to find out what they are studying and their plans for the future.



International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2022

Posted on 6/19/2022
Zonta International joins the United Nations and the global community in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence.



Zonta Mentorship Program: Great Girls Meet Great Women

Posted on 6/1/2022
Zonta International is pleased to introduce a new cross-mentoring program that helps participants develop future mindset attitudes and skills, connectedness, ideas and solutions for concrete professional and/or private challenges.



Firsts for Women: May 2022

Posted on 6/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on May 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone June 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 6/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Introducing 2022 Amelia Earhart Fellows

Posted on 5/26/2022
Zonta International is pleased to announce the 2022 Amelia Earhart Fellows.



Announcing the 2020-2022 Zonta Service Recognition Awardees

Posted on 5/26/2022
The Zonta International Service Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020-2022 Zonta Service Recognition Awards, which recognize outstanding service projects undertaken by Zonta clubs and districts/region.



Remarkable police officer shares her powerful story

Posted on 5/26/2022
Sangya Malla is the superintendent of Nepal Police and just finished an 18-month mission with the United Nations’ peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more about her powerful story.



Zonta statement on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2022

Posted on 5/23/2022
Today, Zonta International recognizes International Day to End Obstetric Fistula under the theme, "End Fistula Now: Invest in Quality Healthcare, Empower Communities!" Read more in our statement.



Let Us Learn Madagascar continues to empower girls through education

Posted on 5/20/2022
Let Us Learn is designed to empower the most vulnerable girls in Madagascar through equitable access to quality learning opportunities. Find out how Zonta's support has made a difference, as well as the program's recent challenges and results.



Firsts for Women: April 2022

Posted on 5/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on April 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone May 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 5/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Introducing 2021 Women in Technology Scholars

Posted on 4/20/2022
Zonta International is pleased to announce the 2021 Women in Technology Scholars.



Remarkable activist, author, filmmaker, artist shares her powerful story

Posted on 4/4/2022
Nahid Shahalimi is an author, human rights activist, international consultant on gender, former professional athlete, filmmaker and one of the most prolific international artists in the art world today. Find out more about her powerful story.



Firsts for Women: March 2022

Posted on 4/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on March 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone April 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 4/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



2022 Club Mailing Now Available

Posted on 3/24/2022
The purpose of the Club Mailing is to equip Zonta clubs and leaders with information and materials.



Zonta statement on International Day for the Right to the Truth

Posted on 3/24/2022
Each year on 24 March, the International Day for the Right to the Truth is observed. Find out how Zonta International is honoring the important day.



Equitable education benefits the future workforce

Posted on 3/14/2022
UNICEF and partners are equipping millions of girls worldwide with the 21st-century skills needed to empower a future labor force, create inclusive economic growth and increase society's well-being.



Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, named ZI honorary member

Posted on 3/9/2022
Zonta International announced today that it would award Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg an honorary membership in the organization.



Zonta International statement on International Women's Day 2022

Posted on 3/8/2022
Each year on 8 March, the global community celebrates International Women’s Day. The Zonta International community also celebrates Zonta Rose Day, a time to reflect and give tribute to the women who have empowered us.



Zonta International stands with our members in Ukraine

Posted on 3/1/2022
We have been in communication with our Zonta members in Ukraine and are inspired by their strength and resilience.



Zonta Connect App launches to members

Posted on 3/1/2022
Zonta International's mobile app, Zonta Connect, is here! We look forward to connecting with you in a new and exciting way!



Firsts for Women: February 2022

Posted on 3/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on February 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone March 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 3/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Message on Ukraine from Zonta International President

Posted on 2/24/2022
Read Zonta International President Sharon Langenbeck's special message during this difficult and frightening time in Ukraine.



Remarkable computer science grad student shares her powerful story

Posted on 2/24/2022
Lindsey Tulloch, a 2019 Women in Technology Scholar, is pursuing her master's degree in computer science as part of the Cryptography, Security and Privacy Lab at the University of Waterloo. Find out more about her powerful story.



Zonta International statement on World Day of Social Justice 2022

Posted on 2/20/2022
Each year on 20 February, the World Day of Social Justice recognizes the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, gender inequality, human rights and more. Read our statement.



Zonta statement on International Day of Women, Girls in Science 2022

Posted on 2/11/2022
Science and gender equality are both essential for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read our statement on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to find out how we are observing it.



Zonta statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM 2022

Posted on 2/6/2022
Zonta International believes female genital mutilation (FGM ) is a severe human rights violation that cannot be tolerated. Read our statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.



Remarkable grad student and researcher shares her powerful story

Posted on 2/4/2022
Laura Ballerini, a 2020 JMK Women in Business Scholar, is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Development Economics at the University of Oxford. Find out more about her powerful story.



Firsts for Women: January 2022

Posted on 2/1/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on January 2022, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone February 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 2/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Remarkable leader in philanthropy shares her powerful story

Posted on 1/28/2022
V. Renée Cutting is the chief philanthropy officer for UNICEF USA. Find out more about her powerful story.



Remarkable Women, Powerful Stories: Laura Ballerini

Posted on 1/27/2022
Laura Ballerini’s goal is to bring her knowledge outside the university walls and put it to use in the business world. Hear her story today!



Zonta International statement on International Day of Education 2022

Posted on 1/24/2022
Zonta International believes that education is essential, especially for women and girls. Read our statement on the International Day of Education to find out how we are observing it.



Firsts for Women: December 2021

Posted on 1/7/2022
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on December 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



Highlighting stories of resilience in 2021 Annual Report

Posted on 1/5/2022
The Zonta Foundation for Women is pleased to share the 2021 Annual Report.



Remarkable politician, world leader Helen Clark shares her powerful story

Posted on 1/4/2022
Zonta International Honorary Member Helen Clark was the first woman elected as prime minister in New Zealand and has an extensive parliamentary and ministerial career. Find out more about her powerful story.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone January 2022 anniversaries

Posted on 1/1/2022
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



2020 YWPA Recipient Dipish Bhujel continues to changes the world

Posted on 12/31/2021
Since becoming one of the YWPA recipients back in 2020, the award has encouraged Dipisha Bhujelha to continue her work in the field of mental health and women empowerment.



Looking back on Zonta's Partnership with UNICEF USA

Posted on 12/29/2021
Since 1972, Zonta International's partnership with UNICEF USA continues to make great strides on women and girls worldwide.



Zonta International statement on International Migrants Day 2021

Posted on 12/18/2021
Each year on 18 December, International Migrants Day 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 United Nations General Assembl



Remarkable scientist Aviaja L. Hauptmann shares her powerful story

Posted on 12/14/2021
Aviaja L. Hauptmann is a microbiologist and public debater. After completing her Ph.D. in microbial metagenomics in Denmark in 2017, she returned to her birth town in Greenland to lead the research on the Greenland Diet Revolution Project.



Zonta International statement on Human Rights Day 2021

Posted on 12/10/2021
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Find out how Zonta is observing the day in our statement.



Introducing the newest JMK Women in Business Scholars

Posted on 12/9/2021
Zonta International is proud to announce the 2021 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholars.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone December 2021 anniversaries

Posted on 12/1/2021
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: November 2021

Posted on 12/1/2021
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on November 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021

Posted on 11/25/2021
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Zonta International is calling attention to our Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign. Read more in the statement.



Zonta International Elevator Speech Pitch finalists announced

Posted on 11/15/2021
See who was selected for the Zonta Elevator Speech Pitch finalists. Submissions will soon be made available.



Remarkable activist Anne Gallagher shares her story

Posted on 11/8/2021
Anne Gallagher is a leading international lawyer, criminal justice practitioner and scholar with more than three decades of experience advocating for the rights of women and girls.



Firsts for Women: October 2021

Posted on 11/1/2021
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on October 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone November 2021 anniversaries

Posted on 11/1/2021
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Zonta International statement on United Nations Day 2021

Posted on 10/24/2021
United Nations Day marks the anniversary of when the UN Charter was entered into force in 1945. Read our statement.



Zonta International receives award for efforts to end child marriage

Posted on 10/22/2021
Last month, Zonta International was one of six associations to receive the 2021 Power of A Summit Award, ASAE’s highest honor for the association community, for our efforts to end child marriage.



65th Zonta International Convention Call for Workshop Proposals

Posted on 10/22/2021
As part of the 65th convention program, Zonta will host a workshop series, "Inspiring Intelligent Impact." The purpose of these workshops is to provide attendees with insights and actionable ideas.



Zonta club works with Indigenous women’s orgs on awareness, advocacy

Posted on 10/12/2021
Zonta International commemorated Indigenous Peoples' Day by co-hosting a webinar with the Zonta Club of Billings and the Montana Native Women's Coalition.



Zonta International statement on International Day of the Girl Child 2021

Posted on 10/11/2021
International Day of the Girl Child emphasizes the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote the empowerment and human rights of girls. Read our statement.



Zonta supports women in space science and technology

Posted on 10/7/2021
Zonta International joins the United Nations in celebrating World Space Week, which recognizes the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.



Andrea M. Ghez, 2020 Nobel Prize winner, named ZI honorary member

Posted on 10/6/2021
Zonta International is pleased to announce we have awarded​ physics and astronomy professor Andrea M. Ghez, one of the world's leading experts in observational astrophysics, an honorary membership in the organization.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone October 2021 anniversaries

Posted on 10/1/2021
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: September 2021

Posted on 10/1/2021
Zonta International celebrates "firsts for women" in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on September 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



Zonta International releases new statement on trafficking in persons

Posted on 9/30/2021
We are pleased to share our new statement on trafficking in persons, a heinous crime and an abuse of human rights.



Zonta International statement on International Day of Peace 2021

Posted on 9/21/2021
The International Day of Peace is observed each year as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. Find out how Zonta International is honoring these ideals in our statement.



Learn more about the changemakers who received the 2021 YWPA Awards

Posted on 9/15/2021
Zonta International is pleased to share more about the international recipients of the 2021 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award. These 10 young women are addressing gender and racial inequality, gender-based violence, climate change and more.



Zonta International statement on International Literacy Day 2021

Posted on 9/8/2021
Of the 773 million people who lack basic literacy skills around the world, more than two-thirds are women. Find out how Zonta International is helping to address this issue in our International Literacy Day statement.



From the desk of the president

Posted on 9/7/2021
Read this message from President Sharon Langenbeck as she reflects on Zonta's role and responsibility in these challenging times.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone September 2021 anniversaries

Posted on 9/1/2021
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: August 2021

Posted on 9/1/2021
Zonta International celebrates “firsts for women” in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on August 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



Zonta International statement on World Humanitarian Day 2021

Posted on 8/19/2021
This year, with the theme #TheHumanRace, the United Nations is issuing a global challenge for climate action in solidarity with the people who need it most. Find out how Zonta International is commemorating World Humanitarian Day.



Girls' education must remain a priority

Posted on 8/18/2021
As the world watched the news unfolding from Afghanistan over the last week, we at Zonta International had one thing on our minds—the rights of women and girls. Read more in our statement.



Zonta International statement on International Youth Day 2021

Posted on 8/12/2021
International Youth Day is commemorated each year to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and to celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. Read more in our statement.



Remarkable Women in Business Scholar shares her powerful story

Posted on 8/12/2021
Holly Ransom, who won a district JMK Women in Business Scholarship in 2010, is a globally renowned content creator, speaker and author.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone August 2021 anniversaries

Posted on 8/1/2021
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: July 2021

Posted on 8/1/2021
Zonta International celebrates “firsts for women” in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on July 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



Zonta International statement on International Day of Friendship 2021

Posted on 7/30/2021
“Through friendship and with the common goal to create a better future for women and girls everywhere, our members are making a lasting impact on the world,” said President Sharon Langenbeck. Read more in our International Day of Friendship statement



Zonta statement on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2021

Posted on 7/30/2021
This year on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Zonta International joins the United Nations in honoring survivors of human trafficking and recognizing the importance of listening to and learning from them. Read more in our statement.



Zonta International statement on World Population Day 2021

Posted on 7/11/2021
World Population Day has been observed for more than 30 years to enhance awareness of population issues and their relationship to the environment and development. Read our statement.



Adolescent Health Protection in Peru project reaches thousands of girls

Posted on 7/7/2021
Read our latest Adolescent Health Protection in Peru project update to learn about recent results from the project, activities planned for the future and the way forward.



Firsts for Women: June 2021

Posted on 7/1/2021
Zonta International celebrates “firsts for women” in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on June 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone July 2021 anniversaries

Posted on 7/1/2021
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Remarkable former AE Fellow shares her powerful story as a leader in STEM

Posted on 6/28/2021
A 1998 AE Fellow, Kendra Sharp, Ph.D., is a professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, currently on loan to the U.S. National Science Foundation. Learn more about this remarkable woman's powerful story.



International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Posted on 6/19/2021
Today on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zonta International recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.



Learn more about the extraordinary women breaking barriers in aerospace

Posted on 6/17/2021
Zonta International is pleased to share more information about the Amelia Earhart Fellows of 2021.





Bandana Rana shares her powerful story as activist in women’s movement

Posted on 6/7/2021
Bandana has spent more than three decades actively engaging in the areas of violence against women, gendered conflict, transformation, peacebuilding and engendered media through the different organizations and networks in Nepal.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone June 2021 anniversaries

Posted on 6/5/2021
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Zonta International releases new statement on climate change

Posted on 6/5/2021
On World Environment Day, we are pleased to share our new statement on climate change, a major global crisis that has a negative impact on people and the environment around the world.



Promising women aerospace researchers awarded with 2021 AE Fellowship

Posted on 6/3/2021
These 36 exceptional women are from 22 countries and studying fields such as aerospace engineering, aeronautical engineering, planetary science, applied mathematics, astrophysics instrumentation and more.



Firsts for Women: May 2021

Posted on 6/1/2021
Zonta International celebrates “firsts for women” in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on May 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



Zonta statement on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2021

Posted on 5/23/2021
Today, Zonta International recognizes International Day to End Obstetric Fistula under the theme, “Women's rights are human rights! End fistula now!”



Zonta commemorates 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention signing

Posted on 5/11/2021
The Istanbul Convention, adopted on this day in 2011, is the global gold standard for addressing violence against women and domestic violence and has proven to be a highly effective tool which generates positive changes.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone May 2021 anniversaries

Posted on 5/1/2021
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



Firsts for Women: April 2021

Posted on 5/1/2021
Zonta International celebrates “firsts for women” in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on April 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



Thousands of Madagascar children receive education due to Zonta's support

Posted on 4/28/2021
Read about how Zonta International's support of the Let Us Learn Madagascar program has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children in the last two years.



Recent Women in Business Scholar Tressa Lacy shares her powerful story

Posted on 4/27/2021
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholar Tressa Lacy is an adjunct accounting professor, founder of her own consulting company and co-founder of a nonprofit. Learn more about this remarkable woman's powerful story.



Firsts for Women: March 2021

Posted on 4/1/2021
Zonta International celebrates “firsts for women” in all different sectors in countries and communities around the world. Looking back on March 2021, we acknowledge the following women.



Congratulations to Zonta Clubs with milestone April 2021 anniversaries

Posted on 4/1/2021
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries this month.



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