District 4


No Woman shall live in fear!


Advocacy is the expression of support for, or opposition to, a cause, argument or proposal. Advocacy actions may include influencing laws, legislation or attitudes.

Zonta Advocacy

Zonta advocacy is an action taken in “the public interest” or for “the greater good” with respect to empowering women and girls and their human rights.

The International Advocacy Committee encourages districts/regions, areas and clubs to use the below resources to increase advocacy actions at the district/region, area and club levels.

Zonta International, its districts and its clubs shall be nonpartisan and nonsectarian.

Encouraging new collaboration with two like-minded organizations.

Advocacy in Action

Advocacy actions taken by clubs in D4.  Depending on the number of activities, post slider versus tabs for Areas event posts.  

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...

ZC of Toronto Invites You to Hear About Human Trafficking

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-on-awareness-of-human-trafficking-tickets-247868741077Summary Our goal is to amplify the voices of those speaking about this issue to create awareness...

Canada Caucus – Highlighting Human Trafficking

The Canada Caucus is asking Canadian clubs to highlight human trafficking during the month of February, especially on 22 February which the Government of Canada has declared Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada. Zonta International’s statement on trafficking in...

Zontians in Hamilton Gather on Dec 6 with Local Girl Guides

December 6 is a day of national tragedy in Canada. Twenty-six years ago, 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were violently killed because they were women. To honour these women and the survivors from this tragedy, this day is now known as the Day of...

Zonta Toronto Presents Award to Shelter Movers

Zonta Club of Toronto is pleased to present the 2021 Zonta Says NO Award to Shelter Movers. In 2016, founder and Executive Director, Marc, Hull-Jacquin began looking into gender-based violence in Canada and realized how difficult and dangerous it was for survivors...

2018 – 2020 Projects

Zonta Says NO

Zonta Says No

Further develop Zonta Says NO to achieve more local and national government commitment.

Ending Child Marriage

Campaign to End Child Marriage

Child marriage is a global violation of human rights that can be found in countries, cultures, ethnicities and religions around the world. District 4 is encouraging clubs to create awareness on ending child marriage, a Zonta International Advocacy Campaign.

650 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthdays. That number will reach nearly 1 billion by 2030 if current trends continue.


Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

An Advocacy campaign initiated in previous bienniums and continues in many clubs where their community is affected by such acts of violence.

Poster Project

Poster Project

Developing posters centred on intimate partner violence or trafficking, post in female washrooms found in businesses, restaurants, bars, community centres etc.  Scope of project can be as small or large as a club may wish..

Zonta International Affiliation Policies

Advocating to End Violence Year Round

Developing Campaigns

Principles, Planning, Strategies, Implementation, Communication, Monitoring & Evaluation, Finances & Fundraising


Programming modules

UN Women Campaigns to End Violence against Women and Girls

Related initiatives



USA Caucus

Say NO to Gender violence

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