“With our major international project to end child marriage—whose victims are mostly girls—Zonta addresses not only a humanitarian issue, but one that also negatively affects societies. When girls become brides and subsequently mothers, this often ends their education. We advocate for every girl to have the right to finish school.”
—President Susanne von Bassewitz
Did you know that 90 percent of pregnant girls in the developing world are already married? Child brides face higher risks of death in childbirth and are more vulnerable to pregnancy-related injuries. Help us end child marriage.
In cooperation with Soroptimist International Club Liestal, the Zonta Club of Liestal in Switzerland, District 28, organized an information booth in the center of their city.
Established during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the booth had informative material including an emergency card for women who are in danger of violence.
Additionally, the city’s library and trees are lit up in orange to spread awareness of Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women.
Did you know that population growth in each of these regions means that more and more girls are at risk? Join us and say NO to child marriage.
Instead of 12 million girls getting married each year, what if 12 million girls had options for their future? Join Zonta International today in ending child marriage.
These goals cannot be met without first ending child marriage. Visit https://www.zonta.org/Global-Impact/Advocacy/SDGs to learn more.
Did you know that child marriage perpetuates cycles of poverty? Let girls be girls instead of wives. By not marrying young, girls are more likely to receive an education and economic opportunities that will help them to break the cycle of poverty.
The city of Santa Clarita recognized the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, District 9, and Zonta International during a City Council meeting.
On the evening, City Hall was lit in orange lights in recognition of the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Read more about the event here.
Did you know that every 2 seconds, a girl gets married before the age of 18? Her education will discontinue. Her health will suffer. Even her children’s children will experience the ripple effect of her misfortune.
Did you know that child marriage takes place all over the world? It is more common than you may think and directly impacts millions of girls every year.