Worldwide, 70% of the 1.3 billion poor are women. Zonta International is committed to expanding women's access to skills training and income-generating activities that lead to sustainable livelihoods and economic independence.
Zonta International helps women overcome gender barriers to careers in traditionally male-dominated fields and through Zonta's International Service Program, Zonta has increased access to educational opportunities and vocational skills training for girls and young women in Africa, Asia and South America.
Zonta International supports programs addressing the unique health issues of women in different areas of the world including efforts to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS, the provision of basic health services and health education for women and children living in rural or poor urban areas and the reduction of other woman-specific health issues.
Through several awards and clubs, Zonta encourages young women and helps them foster leadership skills, explore career options and participate in local and international community service projects.
Zonta International works closely with the United Nations and its Member States to influence local and international laws and attitudes that affect women's lives. Zonta advocates at all levels for laws and policies that appropriately address issues of gender inequality.
Zonta's efforts to prevent violence against women worldwide focus on: raising awareness of, and improving education about, violence against women and children; implementing, promoting and enforcing local laws and policies that protect women and victims of violence; and providing medical, legal, rehabilitation and reintegration services for survivors of violence.
February 1st, 2021
Nanaimo's favourite girls night is postponed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. [read more]
January 9th, 2021
Join us for this fabulous fundraising event hosted and sponsored by Bees Knees Community Café. You will receive a detailed recipe and shopping list the week prior to your cooking class. You can join along live via Zoom or sit back and watch. The recorded video will be available. [read more]
November 19th, 2020
16 Days of Activism Campaign - Join the campaign to end violence against women November 19th, 2020 [read more]
Join an amazing group of women in the Nanaimo Zonta Club, chartered in 1994, who work to support women's education through scholarships, women's health, and to improve the status of women in our community.
Though COVID restrictions have prevented us from holding our usual annual events it has not deterred us from our purpose and mission To Improve and Empower Women through Service and Advocacy.
We Want You!!!