Month: November 2015

Voices against Violence update from UN Women: 2015 USA workshop

From 18-22 October 2015, the Voices against Violence workshop took place in New York, USA, where 45 youth leaders from 12 countries gathered to learn how to deliver the curriculum intended to prevent gender-based violence. The curriculum is co-developed by UN Women and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) with the support of Zonta International. With 3,000… Read more →

A promise is a promise

Launched in 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, coordinated by UN Women on behalf of the UN System, is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls in all parts of the world. UNiTE calls on governments, civil society, women’s organizations, men, young people, the private sector, the… Read more →

Zonta International Says NO to Violence Against Women

 WHEREAS, the crime of gender-based violence against women continues to be the most pervasive human rights violation and a global epidemic, is due to systemic use of physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, psychological and economic control and/or abuse does not know any national nor cultural barriers and affects millions of women and girls of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds, in peacetime and conflict violates an individual’s privacy,… Read more →

Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015

Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015 European Commission Statement Brussels, 24 November 2015 Ahead of the occasion of the International Day for the elimination of violence against women, we join our voices to put an end to violence against women and girls. Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini,… Read more →

Zonta Club of Buffalo to take a stand against gender-based violence

Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence—an international campaign that aims to inspire action and end violence against women and girls around the world. “Violence against women is not a new phenomenon, neither are its consequences to women’s physical, mental and reproductive health,”… Read more →

Zonta International CSW60 Statement

Statement submitted by Zonta International, a non-governmental organization in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council. Zonta International presents to the participants of the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women the following statement for the consideration of the Commission in its deliberations on women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development and… Read more →

Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women

Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations and a global epidemic.  “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” is a Zonta International campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world. The campaign, which began in November 2012, features the service and advocacy actions… Read more →