Ending Child Marriage

Advocacy August 2021 Calendar

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

Project Maple Leaf – Canadian Club Advocacy in D4

Join the Area 2 Clubs in District 4 to end the buying and selling of children, boys, and girls in Canada.Canadian Zonta Clubs are joining with the organization, Courage for Freedom in the #EradicateChallenge to advocate for the elimination of the trafficking of...

Advocacy July 2021 Calendar

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

ADVOCACY: POLITICAL YES, NON-PARTISAN, YES

Zonta USA Caucus often gets asked,   “How can we do advocacy, I thought we were  non-partisan?”   Non-partisan means Zonta can’t be advocating for a candidate or a party.  However, we can advocate for a position or a policy.  Zonta USA Caucus developed this...

Advocacy June Calendar

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

Advocacy May Calendar

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

Actions Taken by Clubs 

Zonta International

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.