Zonta is committed to women's development and has supported a series of international service projects in more than 20 countries primarily in cooperation
with United Nations agencies.  Since 1923,
Zonta has provided more than
US$11 million to projects benefiting more than 2 million women in 37 countries

There are more than 33,000 members in more than 1,200 clubs in 68 countries. Founded in
1919 in Buffalo, New York, USA, Zonta takes its name from the Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning
"honest and trustworthy."

Zontians volunteer their time, talents and energy to local and international service projects that
are designed to advance the status of women.

The Zonta Club of Minneapolis donates one-third of all funds raised to support the important work of the International Programs.  During the 2012-2014 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the International Service Fund:

Liberia Fistula Program
Funding: US$1,000,000 to UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)
Project Description | pdf

Elimination of New Pediatric HIV Infection and Prevention and
Response to Survivors of Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Rwanda

Funding: US$1,000,000 to UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
Project Description | pdf 
​​For information about the International Service Projects visit Zonta.org.


International Women's Day

19- August

World Humanitarian Day


International Literacy Day

International Day of Peace

International Day of Rural Women

17- October
International Day for Eradication of Poverty

United Nations Day

International Day for the Elimination
of Violence Against Women

25 November-10 December
16 Days of Activism

World AIDS Day

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery/Suppression of the Traffic in Persons

International Human Rights Day

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