Month: December 2014

Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women: Message from ZI President Maria Jose

A special video message from Zonta International President Maria Jose Landeira Oestergaard on the last day of the 16 days of Activism. Learn more about the highlights of this year’s campaign and why your continued support is crucial to eradicating violence against women and girls. Together, we can make sure that women’s rights are treated and respected as human rights. Read more →

Day 16 The Human Rights of Women

Governments have the responsibility to protect and promote the human rights of women and girls, and ensure their economic, legal, social and political empowerment, as a means to prevent violence against them. They should also ensure the reform of gender discriminatory laws and policies that prevent women from leaving abusive and violent relationships. Read more →

Day 15 The Girl-Child

Violence against girls is perpetrated by both adults and peers and takes place in all social spaces, both public and private, including the home, the classroom, on the way to school, and online. It has immediate and long-term consequences and creates additional obstacles to girls’ progress. Specific forms of violence and harmful practices, including FGM/C and child marriage, affect the… Read more →

Day 11 Women and the Media

The media plays a significant role in either perpetuating or challenging social norms and behaviors that condone violence against women and girls. Advances in global technology have presented rich and varied opportunities for advancements in the empowerment and participation of women and girls, though they have also perpetuated existing forms of violence against women and girls, as well as giving… Read more →