What We Do

Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognised as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.  In such a world women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.  In such a world no woman lives in fear of violence.  Collectively, Zontians apply their time, money and energy to empower women around the world by delivering a range of service projects, providing educational awards and scholarships and advocating to improving women’s lives.

Service projects

All clubs in District 23 provide part of their funds to the Zonta International Foundation – Zonta’s International charity – to support service projects in developing countries that empower women.  These projects are often delivered through international agencies of the United Nations e.g. UN Women, UNICEF and United Nations Population Fund. See Zonta International web site for more information.

In addition, the clubs in District 23 participate in three successful district projects that aim to help women locally, nationally and internationally:

  • Zonta Breast Care Cushions provide comfort to women (and men) in the post-operative phase of breast surgery… read more
  • Zonta Birthing Kits provide a clean birthing environment for women in developing countries …read more
  • Mental Health First Aid. Read more here.


Zontians advocate the human rights of women at international, national and local levels.  In District 23, members contribute to


Zonta International offers three international awards that are promoted at district and club levels. These awards are designed to help women to overcome gender barriers to careers in traditionally male-oriented fields with university scholarships available in the areas of aerospace related sciences and engineering and business as well as an award to encourage high school students to consider careers in the area of public policy… Read more.

Over thirty women from District 23 have received district and/or international levels of these awards … Read more.

In addition, the D23 Heide Taylor Honour Roll recognises individual Zontians who have personified the ideals of Zonta at club level through their support and promotion of local projects and Zonta International… Read more.