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Zonta International’s Education Programs enable women to continue making great strides and overcome gender barriers in the pursuit of education, careers and leadership roles. Zonta has awarded more than 3,000 fellowships, scholarships and awards through donations made to the Zonta International Foundation.

  • 2014 AE Fellow Puja Upadhyay from Nepal

    2014 AE Fellow Puja Upadhyay from Nepal

    The Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. Zonta has awarded 1,573 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10 million, to 1,144 women from 73 countries.

  • The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees in business management. Zonta has awarded 527 scholarships, totaling more than US$1.2 million to 397 women from 56 countries.
  • The Young Women in Public Affairs Award honors young women who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. Zonta has given more than 900 awards, totaling more than US$920,000, to 750 young women from 56 countries.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT HISTORY, 1923-2020
Since 1923, Zonta has provided nearly US$19.2 million to projects benefiting women in 35 countries.

2018-2020

Let Us Learn Madagascar: An Integrated Program for Adolescent Girls with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Eid bi Eid (Hand in Hand): Support to the resilience and empowerment of Syrian refugee and vulnerable Jordanian women

2016-2018
Towards Elimination of Obstetric Fistula and Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality in Liberia with UNFPA

Let Us Learn Madagascar: An Integrated Program for Adolescent Girls with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

2014-2016
Towards Elimination of Obstetric Fistula and Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality in Liberia with UNFPA

Working Toward an HIV-Free Generation Effective Prevention and Response to Gender Based Violence in Rwanda with UNICEF

Gender Responsive Schools Pilot Model in Vietnam with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

2012-2014
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda with UNICEF

Towards Elimination of Obstetric Fistula and the Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality and Morbidity in Liberia with UNFPA

2010-2012
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda with UNICEF

Safe Cities for Women in Guatemala City, Guatemala and San Salvador, El Salvador with UN Women

Towards Elimination of Obstetric Fistula and the Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality and Morbidity in Liberia with UNFPA

2008-2010
Safe Cities for Women in Guatemala City, Guatemala and San Salvador, El Salvador with UNIFEM

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Rwanda with UNICEF

Reduction of Obstetric Fistula in Liberia with UNFPA

2006-2008       
Support for Revival of Rural Community-based Self-Help Initiatives in Sri Lanka with UNIDO

Education and Leadership for Girls and Young Women in Bolivia with CARE

Mata Masu Dubara: MicroCredit and Health Education for HIV/AIDS-Affected Women in Niger with CARE

Women’s Learning Center and Health Clinic in Mir Bacha Kot, Afghanistan with Afghan Institute of Learning

2004-2006
Mata Masu Dubara: MicroCredit and Health Education for HIV/AIDS-Affected Women in Niger with CARE

Bosnia and Herzegovina Anti-Trafficking Community Mobilization Project with STAR Network of World Learning

Improving Women’s Lives in Afghanistan with the Afghan Institute of Learning

Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in Afghanistan with UNICEF

2002-2004
Reinventing India: Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls, Phase II with UNIFEM

Bosnia and Herzegovina Anti-Trafficking Community Mobilization Project with STAR Network of World Learning

Improving Women’s Lives in Afghanistan with the Afghan Institute of Learning

Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in Afghanistan with UNICEF

2000-2002
Prevention of Female Genital Circumcision in Burkina Faso, Phase II with UNICEF

Eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in Nepal with UNICEF

Reinventing India: Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls with UNIFEM

1998-2000       
Prevention of Female Genital Circumcision Project in Burkina Faso with UNICEF

1996-1998       
Girls’ Education Project in South Africa with UNICEF

Zonta International Strategies to Eradicate Violence Against Women and Children (ZISVAW)

1994-1996       
Gender, Women, and Development, Phase IV project with UNIFEM and UNICEF

Technical and Technological Support to Rural Women’s Groups project with UNIFEM 

1992-1994       
Enhancing Opportunities for Women in Development project with UNIFEM

Organization of Mapuche Peasant Women project with UNIFEM

Women and Pesticides: Training and Education project with UNIFEM

1990-1992       
Integrated Development for Women in Sericulture project with UNIFEM

Agricultural Training of Young Rural Women project with UNIFEM

Revolving Loan Fund for Village Women project with UNIFEM

1988-1990       
Production, Processing and Marketing of Rootcrops project with UNIFEM

Women’s Agricultural Cooperative project with UNIFEM

Assistance to the Strengthening of Women’s Association for National Development with UNIFEM

“Women, Water Supply and Sanitation” Workshop with INSTRAW

Textile Production Project with UNICEF

Young Mothers Hostel Project with UNESCO

Technical Training and Introduction of Appropriate Agricultural Technology to Increase Women’s Productivity project with UNIFEM

1986-1988       
Training Women as Health Promoters project in cooperation with UNIFEM

Training and Income Generating Project to Improve Fish Processing Methods and Organize a Marketing System with UNIFEM

The Hirondelles Training Center for Women project with UNIFEM

Marketing Network for Women’s Handicrafts project with UNIFEM

Training and Support for Women in Food Processing Technologies project with UNIFEM

1982-1988       
The Well Water project in Sri Lanka with UNICEF

1976-1982
The Colombian Urban Slum project with UNICEF and the Colombian Government

1974-1976       
The Pan African Training and Research Center for Women project with UNICEF

1972-1974
Mobile Medical Units project in Ghana with UNICEF

1962-1976       
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Vocational and Teacher Training Center for Women in Ramallah, Jordan

1959-1960       
Anne Frank Village to aid refugee families in the Federal Republic of Germany, United Nations World Refugee Year

1956
Direct aid for Hungarian refugees

1923   
East Relief in efforts to care for 115,000 orphan children in Smyrna, Turkey and furnish means of self-support for the women

ZONTA INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES TO ERADICATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN (ZISVAW) GRANTS HISTORY, 1996-2020

Since the program’s inception, more than US$9.5 million has been provided to support projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls in 46 countries.

2018-2020

Ending Child Marriage: A Programme to Accelerate Global Action

2016-2018
Respecting the Rights and Responding to the Needs of Adolescent Girls in Niger with UNFPA

The Future We Want: Creating Sustainable Foundations for Addressing Human Trafficking and Unsafe Migration of Women and Girls in Nepal with UN Women

2014-2016
Respecting the Rights and Responding to the Needs of Adolescent Girls in Niger with UNFPA

Voices Against Violence: Non-Formal Education Curriculum for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts on Ending Violence against Women and Girls with UN Women

2012-2014
Safe Cities for Women in Honduras with UN Women

Mass Communication with a Purpose: Global Partnership on Edutainment for Social Change with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, administered by UN Women

Empowering Women in Rural Samoa to Combat Violence with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, administered by UN Women

2010-2012
Towards a Comprehensive Strategy to End Burns Violence Against Women in Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women administered by UNIFEM

Security and Empowerment for Women and their Families: Ensuring a Gender-Responsive Humanitarian and Early Recovery Response in Haiti with UNIFEM

2008-2010
Ending Violence Against Women through Community Action in Cambodia with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, administered by UNIFEM

Combating Physical Violence Against Women and Supporting the Implementation of Protective and Anti-Discriminatory Laws and Policies in Egypt with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, administered by UNIFEM

Community-Based Center for Housing and Rehabilitation of Women Victims of Violence in Syria with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, administered by UNIFEM

2006-2008       
Prevention of Cross-border Regional Trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro with STAR Network of World Learning and Regional Anti-Trafficking Mobilizations for Prevention

Implementation of Laws, Policies and Action Plans on Violence Against Women in Niger with the UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Combating Violence Against Women and Girls in Sierra Leone with UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Preventing Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region with the Development and Education Program for Daughters and Communities

Preventing Trafficking in Women in Thailand by Addressing the Normative Dimensions of Demand with UNIFEM

Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women: Creation of Women Friendly Police and Judicial Procedures in Bhutan with UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, administered by UNIFEM

Prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV) among Sudanese Refugees in Chad with the UN Foundation and UNFPA

Support to Prevent and Manage the Consequences of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka with the UN Foundation and UNFPA

2005
The first ZISVAW grants were awarded to UN agencies or recognized non-governmental organizations for projects that seek to change personal and/or political knowledge, attitudes and behavior contributing to gender-based violence.

2000-2004
ZISVAW grants were awarded in amounts up to US$25,000 to Zonta clubs that partnered with local non-governmental organizations or schools to produce programs aimed at preventing violence against women.

1998
ZISVAW was created to improve education about, and increase awareness of, violence against women and children.

1996-1998
ZISVAW was the first international service project administered by Zonta International.

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