The global structure of Zonta, with more than 28,000 members worldwide, enhances the international nature and scope of our mission and vision.
While Zonta is active in 62 countries, our clubs work in geographic regions that transcend national and provincial borders.
Zonta Club of Chatham-Kent, founded in 1948, is part of Zonta District 15 which is comprised of 35 clubs located in Michigan, USA and Ontario, Canada. We are one of the original three districts, and were the first interstate and international district.
Zonta International not only advocates for women’s human rights and gender equality in all facets of life, they also partner with United Nations agencies such as UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage, UNICEF USA and United Nations Population Fund as well as other non-governmental organizations to financially support projects to empower women and girls to understand their rights and realize their full potential.
These projects are part of the International Service Program (ISP) and Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) and are voted on at the International Convention every two years.
Projects have focused on issues such as:
• Equality and Human Rights
• Economic Empowerment
• Gender-based Violence
• Child Marriage
• and, Human Trafficking
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