Zonta International and our members work at the international, national and local levels to realize our vision of a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential, where women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, and where no woman lives in fear of violence. Learn more at Our Causes (zonta.org).
Zonta advocacy aims to influence the making and implementation of laws, as well as general attitudes and behaviors. Zonta advocacy promotes real equality, not formal equality alone. Zonta seeks to take fact-based actions, to highlight the root causes of problems and to present solutions with proven results.
It is in the heart of every Zonta member to be an advocate for gender equality. As a member of Zonta, you gain expanded knowledge of global issues that women and girls are facing today.
Zonta Says NO
Our ongoing advocacy impact is built around the advocacy campaign “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women.” Launched in 2012, the campaign has raised awareness of the global pandemic of women’s rights violations and has united Zonta clubs worldwide in conducting impactful advocacy actions to fight violence against women and gender inequality. Learn more at Join us in saying NO (zontasaysno.com)
As the longest running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history, Denim Day asks that we all make a social declaration by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. Learn more at Denim Day (denimdayinfo.org).
International Women’s Day
This day is observed annually on March 8 and celebrates the global “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” according to the International Women's Day website. The day also calls for action to advance gender equality. The color purple worn on this day symbolizes Wisdom, Bravery, and Spirituality. Learn More at International Women's Day 2023 (internationalwomensday.com)