The Zonta USA Caucus, a member of the National Coalition to End Child Marriage in the United States, is helping thousands of Zonta members and other supporters in the U.S. speak out against child marriage in the United States.
In April 2020, the Zonta USA Caucus, in partnership with UNICEF USA, launched a yearlong national Public Service Announcement billboard campaign to stop child marriages in the United States.
The billboards direct people to stopchildmarriages.org, which provides facts about child marriage in the United States and allows users to call on their state representative and state senator to support legislation to end child marriage with zero exceptions in their state.
Cities for CEDAW
Cities for CEDAW is a nationwide, grassroots effort to encourage local governments to become more gender equitable. Learn More
Equal Rights Amendment – ERA Ratification
38 states have ratified. Virginia ratified the ERA in Jan 2020, Illinois ratified the ERA in June 2018. Nevada ratified the Equal Rights Amendment in March 2017. Additionally, several more states are still working to ratify. Learn More
Ending Child Marriage in USA
Data from 38 states showed more than 167,000 children wed in that decade. The other 12 states and Washington, DC, could not provide the data. For them, Unchained at Last estimated the number of children wed, based on the strong correlation Unchained identified between population and child marriage.
*source: Unchained at Last Research