Zonta International Foundation
International Service Program (ISP) and International Strategies to End Violence Against Women Program (ZISVAW)
International Service Program
Since Zonta International was founded in 1919, Zontians have been passionate about empowering women in developing countries through international service. In the more than 90 years since its first international service project was funded, Zonta International has contributed nearly US$15.5 million to projects benefiting women in 37 countries. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Zonta International Service Program has provided training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women, primarily through projects implemented by the agencies of the United Nations and other recognized non-governmental organizations.
During the 2016-2018 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the International Service Fund
– Towards Elimination of Obstetric Fistula and Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality in Liberia
– Let Us Learn Madagascar: An Integrated Program for Adolescent Girls
ZISVAW Program: Ending violence against women and girls
The most pervasive and least recognized human rights violation worldwide, gender-based violence affects women and girls of every race, class, culture, ethnicity, age and country. Zonta International strives to promote and protect the human rights of all women and girls and reduce the incidences of violence against them. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) Program has provided more than US$5.5 million to support projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls in 42 countries.
During the 2016-2018 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the ZISVAW Fund: