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16 Days of Activism
Zonta International’s participation in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is in full force. Our clubs are holding events in their communities and raising their voices on social media to promote the campaign. Zonta Headquarters is providing fresh content each day – on this page you’ll find videos, infographics, podcasts and engagement activities relating to gender-based violence.
DAY 16 – A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT LYNN McKENZIE
“What you’ve done has been amazing!…Please use the energy from this campaign to continue to highlight this very important issue…You have all helped to make this campaign a success. Thank you for saying NO to violence against women.”
Lynn ZSN Update Video
DAY 15 - ADVOCACY’S ROLE IN PREVENTING VAW
Listen below to Kay Meyer, Chairman of the Zonta International Advocacy Committee describe the role of advocacy in the prevention of violence against women in the local and global level. She also shared ideas and advice on how each and every Zontian can get involved today and continue their efforts beyond the 16 Days of Activism.
DAY 14 – THE ENDLESS SHAME OF VAW
DAY 13 – VAW FACTS
DAY 12: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/ CUTTING
From the UNICEF Report: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change:
“The 1993 Vienna World Conference on Human Rights was a landmark event in which two important developments occurred. First, ‘female genital mutilation’ [(FGM/C)] became classified as a form of violence against women (VAW); second, the issue of VAW was for the first time acknowledged to fall under the purview of international human rights law.
With FGM/C considered as a form of violence against women, the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) can be invoked.
The abandonment of FGM/C is framed not as a criticism of local culture but as a better way to attain the core positive values that underlie tradition and religion, including ‘doing no harm to others’. We have found that, addressed in this way, efforts to end FGM/C contribute to the larger issues of ending violence against children and women and confronting
We are now halfway through the 16 Days of Activism, and we have already had great success with the campaign. The activity among clubs has been staggering, and Zonta Says NO is receiving internal and external attention worldwide. This infographic details our progress so far – be sure to visit zontasaysno.com and our social media pages to follow the conversation.
Day 9 – FACTS ON CHILD BRIDES
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DAY 8 – VAW FACTS
Day 7 – UPDATE ON RWANDAN INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT with ZONTA INTERNATIONAL PARTNER UNICEF
Listen below to Lacey Stone, Manager of Civil Society Partnerships at the US Fund for UNICEF describe how Zonta International’s Service Project in Rwanda is tracking, and what is expected in the future for the country’s one-stop centers that have been assisting victims of violence.
Day 6 – GLOBAL SLAVERY INDEX
Click the image above to download the Global Slavery Index report in your language of choice.
Day 5 – VAW FACTS
Day 4 - G20 COUNTRIES: THE WORST & BEST FOR WOMEN
Day 3 - WHY DO YOU SAY NO?
Head to Facebook to discuss why you say NO to violence against women. Today, we’re using the hashtag #orangeurworld to share discussion with SayNO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women. Click here to join in!