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.  

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...

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

Say Hello to our D4 Advocates!

Send a message to the D4 Advocacy Committee.