Zonta International advocates promoting the human rights of women at international, national and local levels.
Zonta advocacy aims to influence the making and implementation of laws, as well as general attitudes and behaviors. Zonta advocacy promotes real equality, not formal equality alone. Zonta seeks to take fact-based actions, to highlight root causes of problems and to present solutions with proven results.
“Zonta Says NO to Violence against Women” is a Zonta International campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.
The campaign, which began in November 2012, features the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs and districts to prevent and end violence against women and girls in their local communities. It also highlights Zonta International’s ongoing efforts to end violence against women and girls through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.
Throughout the 16 Days of Activism 25 November-10 December, the Zonta Says NO to Violence against Women campaign invites all Zonta clubs and districts to participate by sharing their new and ongoing actions to end violence against women and girls. These actions will be featured on the Zonta Says NO campaign webpage and official social media pages.
“Zonta Says NOW To Gender-Equal Climate Action”
Zonta International envisions a world where every woman can achieve her full potential, has access to all resources, is represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, and lives without fear of violence.
By taking gender-equal climate action now, we can keep this vision alive.
Around the world, millions of people have already lost their homes and livelihoods due to extreme weather events caused by climate change. Most of them are women.
When extreme heat, drought, fires, storms, floods, and sea-level rise disrupt lives and livelihoods, women are less likely than men to recover. Why? Because systemic gender inequality has led to women having fewer resources and choices than men.
With each climate-related disaster, women fall farther behind men. Women are less able to rebuild their lives due to the widening gender gaps in education, pay, legal rights, leadership, and societal responses to climate change.
Zonta Says NOW to Gender-Equal Climate Action shows us how to implement the Statement on Climate Change locally, nationally and internationally. LEARN MORE