Ending Child Marriage

Trafficking Survivor Timea Nagy Her Story

Attention Members Here is an interesting event to consider attending. District 4 members have listened to Timea speak about her experience. District 4 has also read her book Out of the Shadows a memoir of a sex slave survivor as part of D4 Books n Beverages.

Human Trafficking Awareness Day Feb. 22nd

February 22nd is Awareness Against Human Trafficking Day in Canada. Trafficking is a billion dollar business and it is happening in our own cities and neighbourhoods. The first step to ending Trafficking is awareness. Please post these PSA's on your Zonta social media...

ZC of Toronto Invites You to Hear About Human Trafficking

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-on-awareness-of-human-trafficking-tickets-247868741077Summary Our goal is to amplify the voices of those speaking about this issue to create awareness...

Canada Caucus – Highlighting Human Trafficking

The Canada Caucus is asking Canadian clubs to highlight human trafficking during the month of February, especially on 22 February which the Government of Canada has declared Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada. Zonta International’s statement on trafficking in...

Zontians in Hamilton Gather on Dec 6 with Local Girl Guides

December 6 is a day of national tragedy in Canada. Twenty-six years ago, 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were violently killed because they were women. To honour these women and the survivors from this tragedy, this day is now known as the Day of...

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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.

 “2018 ANNUAL REPORT: UNFPA-UNICEF GLOBAL PROGRAMME TO ACCELERATE ACTION TO END CHILD MARRIAGE” 2018. PDF file.