What is Zonta?

Zonta is a worldwide organization of professionals working to empower all women through service and advocacy. More...

Grant Program

We offer grants and scholarships to help organizations and individuals with new programs or to expand existing ones. More...

Women's Resources

Non-emergency resources for women needing help in a variety of issues including human trafficking, domestic violence, addiction and more.

Upcoming Events

  1. Monthly Meeting

    November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Zonta News

Scholarship Winner Announced

Newport Beach, CA – October 17, 2014 — The Zonta Club of Newport Harbor is delighted to announce Christina Nguyen as the 2014 winner of the Zonta Bond School Scholarship of $1,650.00 in partnership with the Fixed Income Academy. Nguyen, a Garden Grove resident and a Senior Associate with Newport Beach-based David Taussig and Associates, […]

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Costa Mesa PD Soft Room Complete

Our 3rd Soft Room Project is complete! In 2013, we transformed a Westminster Police Department interview room into a “soft room” to interview victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Since then we have done the same for the Santa Ana PD and now the Costa Mesa Police Department. We are grateful to The Daily […]

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Local Information

  • Meetings

    Join us at the Zonta Club of Newport Harbor Clubhouse: 245 Fischer Ave., Suite A8C in Costa Mesa.
    We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
    To attend a meeting, please contact us at info@zontanewportharbor.org or phone 714-549-4751.
    You are welcome!

  • Zonta Exists Because:

    • 70 percent of the 1.3 billion poor are women.
    • 2/3's of illiterate adults are women and 2/3's of children not in school are girls.
    • 60 million women are "missing" because of gender-based violence.
    • Every year an estimated 4 million women and girls are bought and sold worldwide.
    • Today, 7,000 women and girls will contract HIV.

    Read About Zonta International Programs...

All Women Deserve To Be Safe And To Be Treated As Equals

Zonta's Programs

Education

Zonta International helps women overcome gender barriers to careers in traditionally male-dominated fields through the Amelia Earhart Fellowships and Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. Gender inequality in education, however, begins much earlier in life. Of an estimated 93 million children not in school, 48.4 million are girls. Through Zonta's International Service Program, Zonta has increased access to educational opportunities and vocational skills training for girls and young women in Africa, Asia and South America.

Violence Against Women

The human rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. Zonta's efforts to prevent violence against women worldwide focus on: raising awareness of, and improving education about, violence against women and children; implementing, promoting and enforcing local laws and policies that protect women and victims of violence; and providing medical, legal, rehabilitation and reintegration services for survivors of violence. In cooperation with the United Nations, its agencies and other NGOs, Zonta International has assisted victims and potential victims of violence and human trafficking around the globe.

Youth Development

Zonta International believes that young women with a commitment to service and leadership are the key to improving the status of future generations of women. Through the Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Zonta encourages more young women to participate in public and political life by recognizing young women for their commitment to the volunteer sector, volunteer leadership achievements and dedication to the advancement of the status of women. Zonta's Z Club and Golden Z Club program helps high school, college and university students develop leadership skills, explore career options and participate in local and international community service projects.

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