Ending Child Marriage

Advocacy October 2021

October 2021View the October Calendar on the D4 Advocacy web pages to find Advocacy activities, events, & action resources offered by ZI, D4 and clubs.

Register for D4 Learning Advocacy, Mentoring, Nov. ZFW

D4 Learning - Advocacy / Mentoring / Announcing EMEN Monday, October 4, 2021 7:00 - 8:30 PM Presenters: Advocacy Committee; Leadership Development, ZI Committee Member & D4 Chairperson, Kathleen Douglass; ZFW Committee ADVOCACY: Preparing your club for the 16 Days...

ZC of Toronto – Hats for Activism

Get your hat today!IS YOUR CLUB PARTICIPATING IN THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM?   Don’t hide your Zonta Says NO orange under your winter coat – WEAR IT ON YOUR HEAD! Zonta Club of Toronto is selling hand-made hats in Zonta Orange Made with soft, thick baby blanket...

D4 Learning in October

D4 Learning MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM Registration open on District 4 Website September 22 – October 1, 2021 Join the ZI District 4 Board as we learn from our District 4 Committees. Advocacy District 4 Advocacy Committee will share how you and your club...

Advocacy September 2021 Calendar

September 2021View the August Calendar on the D4 Advocacy web pages to find Advocacy activities, events, & action resources offered by ZI, D4 and clubs.


Fast Action Fridays are released every other week and highlight an issue and an action that you can easily take with a click or signature. The Zonta USA Advocacy Action Center is a tool for our members in the United States and other individuals who share our...

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Trends in child marriage

Over the past decade, the prevalence of child marriage has continued to decline. Globally in that period, the proportion of women who were married as children decreased by
15 per cent, from 1 in 4 to about 1 in 5 women. It is now estimated that a total of 650 million women alive today were married as children. However, the current rate of decline 
in child marriage is not sufficient to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of ending child marriage by 2030; at this rate it would take 50 years to eliminate child marriage worldwide. The reduction in child marriage has been uneven. While South Asia has led the way on reducing child marriage, the global burden is shifting to sub-Saharan Africa, where rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically to offset population growth.