Ending Child Marriage

Zonta Canada Caucus Underway

There are twenty Zonta Clubs in Canada.  They are assigned to five districts: D1: 2, D2: 2, D4:12, D15: 2 and D8: 2. For a few years, some District 4 Canadian members have been attempting to set up a network of Canadian clubs so there could be a Canadian focus and...

ZC of Toronto – Hats for Activism

Get your hat today!Don’t hide your orange Zonta Says NO colour under your winter jacket – wear it on your head! Zonta Clubs of Pittsburg, Kitchener/Waterloo, Brampton-Caledon, Hamilton, St. Catharines and Woodstock all have theirs.  Even incoming International...

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...

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.

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