According to the Bylaws of Zonta International, Article II. The Objects of Zonta International shall be:

  • To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global & local level through service & advocacy.
  • To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, & peace through a world fellowship of members.
  • To promote justice and universal respect for human rights & fundamental freedoms.
  • To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support & fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.

Article III. 1. Zonta International, its districts, and its clubs shall be nonpartisan and nonsectarian.

Violence against women is a global women’s issue. To empower women and to promote respect for human rights, Zonta International works to end violence against women.


Zonta D11 Advocacy Resources and Materials 2017


Zonta International Advocacy Goals 2016-2018
Zonta District 11 Advocacy Goals 2017-2018 (Betty Houbion's Report)


Advocacy Definition and Policy
Advocacy Definition and Policy Guidelines
Advocacy Scorecard
Advocacy When? Who? and How?
Club Service Project Guide