Zonta International envisions a world in which a woman'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.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide service and advocacy at both the local and global level. We do this through service programs with local organizations, such as Center for Hope & Safety and Women’s Rights Information Center, and we advocate for town, county, and state laws concerning women’s rights.



International Level: Zonta International advocates on global issues primarily through the United Nations (UN) and the Council of Europe

National Level: Zonta districts, areas and clubs take action in support of, or in opposition to, legislation on issues affecting women and girls.

Local Level: Zonta clubs monitor laws and policies and their impact on women, participate in hearings and public meetings with local politicians and administrators, and host speakers and panels to raise awareness about issues affecting women in their local communities