Welcome to District 30 of Zonta International
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
The word “Zonta” is a Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning “honest and trustworthy”. Zonta's first club was chartered in 1919 in Buffalo, New York. Zonta International has over 30,000 members in 1,200 clubs in 67 countries around the world.
Mission and Vision of Zonta International
Zontians all over the world volunteer their time and talents to support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's objectives:
- To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy
- To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of members.
- To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world.
Zonta International Foundation For Women
Since 1923, Zonta International has provided millions of US$ to empower women and girls and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions. Through donations to the Zonta Foundation for Women, Zonta improves women's lives, their children's lives and the communities in which they live and work.
Please contact us if you would like to learn more about the Zonta club nearest to you or want to know how to become a member of Zonta
Please find here below Zonta’s District 30 third Newsletter for this biennium 2020-2022 and the following documents:
Switzerland celebrates 50 years women’s suffrage
by Annette die Rosa
On 7th of February of 2021, Switzerland is commemorating the introduction of women’s right to vote that was finally granted to the women of Switzerland on February 7th 1971, much later than in the other countries of the European continent.