Ending Child Marriage

ZC of Owen Sound’s ZSN Campaign

The Zonta Club of Owen Sound's flag-raising ceremony is a yearly activity to kick off their Zonta Says NO campaign.

D4 16 Days of Activism at the Falls, Nov. 24th

November 24, 2020, was a cold clear night when Zontians from both sides of the International border between Canada and the USA came to witness the lights at Niagara Falls turn Orange in honor of Zonta’s 16 Days of Activism and our Zonta Says No to Violence Against...

ZC of Bradford Develops 16 Day Challenge to Local Organizations

Create a 16 Day challenge to organizations, businesses and schools in your community.Challenge organizations in your community to donate 16 items, one each day, to local nonprofits.  Items suggestions are needed include hygiene products, shampoo and conditioner as a...

Need Ideas for the 16 Days of Activism? See What Brampton-Caledon is Doing!

The following poster and partial press release will be issued on Monday, November 9th. Club members will use social media to regularly encourage changes to gender-based attitudes and behaviours in order to end violence against women. We will feature: Community...

ZI Releases Zonta Says No Tool Kit

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December), and the focus of our Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign activities, are now a little less than two months away. With COVID-19 and the challenges it presents for in-person...

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.