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Zonta International is a non-governmental organization with General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and participatory status with the Council of Europe. Zonta is also a member of coalitions like the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally, the ERA Coalition and others. Through these relationships and partnerships, Zonta is able to issue its own statements and collaborate with other like-minded organizations to make joint statements and advocate for policies to promote and protect the rights of women and girls.

Zonta International Statement on Trafficking in Persons: A human rights issue | PDF
(Statement by Zonta International calls for governments to take all appropriate measures, including legislation, to suppress all forms of trafficking in women and girls (within or across borders) and to prevent exploitation of women and girls; approved August 2021, published September 2021)

Written Statement to the UN Human Rights Council, and its Special Session on Afghanistan: Call for Immediate action to protect human rights and dignity in Afghanistan with special focus on women and girls | PDF
(Statement by Women's Federation for World Peace International plus Zonta International and nine other non-governmental organizations calling for immediate action to protect the rights and dignity of women and girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power, August 2021)

Zonta International Statement on Afghanistan: Girls' education must remain a priority | LINK
(Statement​ by Zonta International affirming that we will advocate to ensure that women and girls in Afghanistan and elsewhere are able to participate fully in their societies and that girls have access to a quality education and can pursue that education without fear for their safety, August 2021)

Zonta International Statement on Climate Change: A Gender Equality Issue | PDF
(Statement by Zonta International calling for action in favor of a fair and human rights-based approach to solve the crisis of climate change in the post-pandemic world and achieve greener, cleaner and equal societies, approved April 2021, published June 2021)

Zonta International reaffirms support for The Istanbul Convention | PDF
(Statement by Zonta International reaffirming support for The Council of Europe Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, April 2021)

NGO CSW Vienna Statement to CSW65 | PDF
(Statement by Zonta International and 20 other non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, November 2020)

Statement on making child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting a priority action of the Action Coalition on GBV | PDF
(Statement by Girls Not Brides plus 625 civil society organizations and 75 activists from across 79 countries to leaders of the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence, November 2020)

Zonta International Statement to the CSW65 | PDF
(Statement by Zonta International to the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, October 2020)

WGG Statement to the CSW65 | PDF
(Statement by The Working Group on Girls to the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, October 2020) 

Distance learning and digital technologies as a strategical and challenging turn towards inclusive access to education for women and girls | PDF
(Graduate Women International Statement to the 45th regular session of the Human Rights Council, October 2020)

The First 100 Days and Ending Gender-Based Violence Globally | PDF
(Statement by the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally, September 2020)

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Zonta International statement on International Day of the Girl Child 2021

International Day of the Girl Child emphasizes the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote the empowerment and human rights of girls. Read our statement.

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