Ending Child Marriage

Zonta Canada Caucus 

The Zonta Canada Caucus is composed of the Governor and two delegates from each of the five Zonta districts with Canadian members. The District 4 delegates are Tanya Tagwerker (Guelph) and Joan Westcott (Kitchener-Waterloo). The caucus has been meeting once a month...

National Human Trafficking in Canada

The crime of Trafficking is growing.   It is a multi-million dollar business that is happening here and now! National Human Trafficking Day in Canada February 22 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a time to bring awareness to the extent to which individuals...

ZC of Jamestown – 16 Days of Activism 2022

Pictured from left to right: Deb Piotrowski, Beth Jermain, n.a., Roberta Anderson, Laura Corey, Roz Newton, Jean Schrader, Diana Butcher, Bonnie DeJoy, and Mayor Eddie Sundquist. During the 16 Days of Activism in the fall of each year, all Zonta clubs and districts,...

ZC Oil City – Franklin’s Zonta Says NO 2022

Oil City – Dec 2022 The Center Street Bridge in Oil City, PA is ORANGE!! The Franklin - Oil City Zonta Club is currently honoring 16 Days of Activism, which runs from November 25 to December 10 each year. The Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign takes...

ZC Oakville 2022 ZSN Bridge Walk

The Zonta Club of Oakville had a very successful bridge walk to help raise awareness of the 16 Days of Advocacy. It was exciting to have our partner organizations, Halton Women's Place and Shifra House join us at the event. We also had local Councillor Janet...

ZC of Kenmore is Busy!

The Zonta Club of Kenmore was delighted to welcome its most recent Women Returning to Work Awardee as a fellow volunteer on Thanksgiving morning at Kenton Meals on Wheels.   She and her two children joined Kenmore Zonta members, as well as many other volunteers, in...

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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