Our Local Service Projects & Advocacy

NEW! Young Women in Technology


We are very excited about this project!  It is in it's design phase, but below are some highlights: 

  • We want to encourage girls and young women to enter the STEM fields 
  • We are working in partnership with Oasis Community Learning Trust in London to develop a pilot programme help girls build confidence and understand that they have an option for a career in technology. 
  • The programme may include: 
    • leadership / inspirational female speakers
    • role models
    • mentoring
    • workshops
    • internships / work experience
    • scholarships 

Watch this space! 

Oasis Community Housing No 3. Project, Peckham


Far too many young girls and women face a childhood in and out of the care system or in abusive relationships with boyfriends, partners or parents. Many end up homeless, sleeping rough or in hostels. Drug and alcohol addiction and even prostitution can become commonplace. Many also experience depression and mental ill-health.  

Since opening its doors in 1990 the No.3 Project in Peckham has successfully supported hundreds of young women aged between 16 and 25 who have had these kind of life experiences. No. 3 offers accommodation and 24 hour support in a large house in Peckham is a home to 16 young women who generally stay in the programme from 12-24 months as they build towards independent living. 

This service project is open to Zonta Members and our Friends Network

Campaign to End Violence Against Women


For almost 100 years, Zonta International has contributed to help achieve a world free of violence against women and girls through service and advocacy.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations and a global epidemic. It knows no national or cultural barriers; it takes place at home, in the workplace and in open spaces, and affects millions of women and girls in peacetime and conflict. It includes psychological, physical and sexual violence, and harmful practices such as rape, female genital cutting, child marriage and human trafficking. 

Violence against women and girls threatens countries, inhibits economic progress, and prevents women from contributing to their community and creating better lives for themselves and their families.

This service project is open to Zonta Members and our Friends Network.

Our International Service Projects & Advocacy

Ending Child Marriage


Worldwide, almost 650 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday and an estimated 280 million more girls are at risk of becoming brides. If current trends continue, the number of girls and women married as children will reach nearly 1 billion by 2030.

How Zonta helps 

Zonta International has committed US$2,000,000 to UNICEF USA to support the UNICEF/UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage in 12 countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

Zonta also supports the global charity Girls Not Brides by fundraising to support global initiatives.

This international service project is open to Zonta Members.

Women's Human Rights Advocacy


  Zonta International was granted General Consultative Status to the United Nations (UN) in 1969.  Of the 5,277 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with consultative status at the United Nations, only 134 have General Consultative Status, the highest status an NGO can have at the UN. 

As an NGO with General Consultative Status, Zonta International is invited to participate in the annual Commission the Status of Women in New York. 

At Zonta London City, we participate as Advocates on both the local level, in Europe and Internationally to advocate on behalf of issues critical issues impacting women and girls. 

This international service project is open to Zonta Members.