Welcome to Zonta International District 22 Ltd

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Originally included in District 16 (now located in New Zealand), Australia has been part of Zonta
International since 1966 and has grown to be home now to three Zonta International Districts.
Together they incorporate Zonta Clubs in all Australian States and Territories.

Membership of Zonta is an opportunity to make a difference
to the lives of women and girls around the world and in our own community.

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 OUR HISTORY, OUR VISION

Founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1919, its early members were among the first generation of college-educated women, the first generation of North American women to vote, and a part of the growing, though still comparatively small, legion of women
entering the workforce.

Today, Zonta International has nearly 30,000 members in over 1200 Clubs in 66 countries, and has General Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Consultative Status with UNESCO, UNICEF, UN Women, ILO, Council of Europe and the International Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs.

Our vision is a world in which women’s rights are recognized 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.

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