Focusing on Zonta’s Mission. Zonta International seeks to improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women through service and advocacy. At the international level
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Zonta International seeks to improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women through service and advocacy.
At the international level
Zonta supports educational scholarships, violence prevention programs and international service projects, with funding from the Zonta International Foundation.
At the local level
Clubs support Zonta’s mission through service and advocacy projects that serve the needs of women in their local community.
International Service Projects seek to improve the
status of women in developing countries or countries in transition.
By the numbers:
190,000 Rwandans, including 27,000 children, are HIV positive…
90% of children with HIV contracted the virus from their mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.
Almost all of these cases could have been prevented if the mother had access to proper medical treatment.
This project can virtually eliminate the passage of HIV from mother to child by providing:
In El Salvador an estimated 1,000 women were murdered between 1999 and 2005.
More than 3,200 Guatemalan women have been kidnapped, murdered, and in many cases, raped, tortured and mutilated in the last seven years.
UNIFEM will make these dangerous cities safer for women by:
What is obstetric fistula?
Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged labor without prompt medical intervention, leaving women with:
Left untreated, fistula can lead to ulcerations, kidney disease, and nerve damage in the legs.Source: http://www.endfistula.org/fistula_brief.htm
UNFPA will contribute to the elimination of obstetric fistula and the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality by ensuring:
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Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW)
ZISVAW Projects seek to reduce the incidence of violence against women and girls by changing the personal and/or political knowledge, attitudes and behaviors contributing to violence against women.
Ending Violence Against Women through Community Action in Cambodia(US$300,000)
This project works with women’s and men’s community groups to:
Combating Physical Violence Against Women and Supporting the Implementation of Protective and Anti-discriminatory Laws and Policies in Egypt (US$200,000)
Community-based Center for Housing and Rehabilitation of Women Victims of Violence in Syria(US$100,000)
A “one-stop centre” providing:
Identify and respond to local opportunities to prevent violence against women and advance women’s education, health care, legal rights,
and economic security.
What can you do in your community?
Our success depends on contributions to Annual Funds to support the charitable and educational programs of Zonta International.