Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executivesand professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwidethrough service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to morethan 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 66 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the worldvolunteer their time, talents and support to local and international serviceprojects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's missionand objectives.OBJECTIVES To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy. To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions. To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.Zonta International, its districts and its clubs are nonsectarian andnonpartisan.