Zonta Club of Dhaka III holds successful 16 Days of Activism campaign

During the 16 Days of Activism, the Zonta Club of Dhaka III, Bangladesh, participated in various programs to say NO to violence against women and children. This year, the club strived to help underprivileged children, empower women in remote areas who lost their homes and help rape victims rehabilitate themselves.

Realizing the importance of sanitation and hygiene, the club built four toilets for those living in remote and underprivileged areas and distributed blankets and Zonta t-shirts. They also taught the children the importance of education, avoiding early marriage and menstrual health.

On 10 December, the club met with Zontians Marion Bethel and Pamela Morgan to talk about the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which Bangladesh ratified in 1984, being one of 189 countries to have done so.

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