The most pervasive and least recognized human rights violation worldwide, gender-based violence affects women and girls of every race, class, culture, ethnicity, age and country. Zonta International strives to promote and protect the human rights of all women and girls and reduce the incidences of violence against them. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) Program has provided more than US$5.5 million to support projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls in 42 countries.
During the 2016-2018 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the ZISVAW Fund:
- Respecting the Rights and Responding to the Needs of Adolescent Girls in Niger
- The Future We Want: Creating Sustainable Foundations for Addressing Human Trafficking and Unsafe Migration of Women and Girls in Nepal
Learn how Zonta International and UNFPA are working to delay early marriage in Niger by watching the above video. And, learn more about how we are teaming up with UN Women in Nepal by visiting our Foundation page: http://foundation.zonta.org/Nepal.