District 4

Advocacy 

No Woman shall live in fear!

Advocacy

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.  

Advocacy October 2021

October 2021View the October Calendar on the D4 Advocacy web pages to find Advocacy activities, events, & action resources offered by ZI, D4 and clubs.

Register for D4 Learning Advocacy, Mentoring, Nov. ZFW

D4 Learning - Advocacy / Mentoring / Announcing EMEN Monday, October 4, 2021 7:00 - 8:30 PM Presenters: Advocacy Committee; Leadership Development, ZI Committee Member & D4 Chairperson, Kathleen Douglass; ZFW Committee ADVOCACY: Preparing your club for the 16 Days...

ZC of Toronto – Hats for Activism

Get your hat today!IS YOUR CLUB PARTICIPATING IN THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM?   Don’t hide your Zonta Says NO orange under your winter coat – WEAR IT ON YOUR HEAD! Zonta Club of Toronto is selling hand-made hats in Zonta Orange Made with soft, thick baby blanket...

D4 Learning in October

D4 Learning MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM Registration open on District 4 Website September 22 – October 1, 2021 Join the ZI District 4 Board as we learn from our District 4 Committees. Advocacy District 4 Advocacy Committee will share how you and your club...

Advocacy September 2021 Calendar

September 2021View the August Calendar on the D4 Advocacy web pages to find Advocacy activities, events, & action resources offered by ZI, D4 and clubs.

ZONTA USA ADVOCACY ACTION CENTER

Fast Action Fridays are released every other week and highlight an issue and an action that you can easily take with a click or signature. The Zonta USA Advocacy Action Center is a tool for our members in the United States and other individuals who share our...

Advocacy August 2021 Calendar

August 2021View the August Calendar on the D4 Advocacy web pages to find Advocacy activities, events, & action resources offered by ZI, D4 and clubs.

Project Maple Leaf – Canadian Club Advocacy in D4

Join the Area 2 Clubs in District 4 to end the buying and selling of children, boys, and girls in Canada.Canadian Zonta Clubs are joining with the organization, Courage for Freedom in the #EradicateChallenge to advocate for the elimination of the trafficking of...

Advocacy July 2021 Calendar

July 2021View the July Calendar on the D4 Advocacy web pages to find Advocacy activities, events, & action resources offered by ZI, D4 and clubs.

ADVOCACY: POLITICAL YES, NON-PARTISAN, YES

Zonta USA Caucus often gets asked,   “How can we do advocacy, I thought we were  non-partisan?”   Non-partisan means Zonta can’t be advocating for a candidate or a party.  However, we can advocate for a position or a policy.  Zonta USA Caucus developed this...

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

VIRTUAL KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

Programming modules

UN Women Campaigns to End Violence against Women and Girls

Related initiatives

HE FOR SHE

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES

USA Caucus

Say NO to Gender violence

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Say Hello to our D4 Advocates!

Send a message to the D4 Advocacy Committee.