Zonta International commemorates World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30

By Darleen Lyons | December 3, 2020

OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS –  On July 30, Zonta International encourages its members throughout the world to promote activities to recognize the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution adopted in 2013. The day was established to raise awareness of the plight of human trafficking…

PART 2 ~ Addressing gender-based violence through education

By Darleen Lyons | December 3, 2020

Women and girls today are at an alarming risk of violence in almost every space-at school and work, in the home and community, and even online. All of these have physical, psychological and social consequences. Education has been shown to have a largely positive impact on reducing gender-based violence. Women with at least a secondary-level…

PART 1 ~ Addressing Gender-Based Violence Through Education

By Darleen Lyons | December 2, 2020

Zonta believes education has the power to save and improve the lives of women and girls, which leads to healthier families and stronger communities. Through our international service projects, Zonta International is working to end gender-based violence (GBV) and bring education to women and girls in 16 countries. We empower adolescent girls. Adolescents, especially girls,…

President Sharon shares message of saying NO to Violence Against Women

By Darleen Lyons | December 1, 2020

I say NO to Violence Against Women! I am greatly encouraged by the fact that even in such challenging times, Zonta has not backed down from our efforts to stand against gender-based violence. Even though our traditional advocacy actions may not take place this year, we cannot waver from our mission, especially now. As the…

What You Can Do to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

By Darleen Lyons | November 30, 2020

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violation of human rights. Preventing and ending gender-based violence requires knowledge of the issues. What is the most prevalent form of gender-based violence where you live? What is being done to address the issue? Research gender-based violence in your local community, state/province or country,…

The “Shoe Display” – 16 Days of Activism

By Darleen Lyons | November 29, 2020

The “Shoe Display” was Zonta SCV’s first activity for 16 Days of Activism in 2014. Each pair of shoes represented a call made to the local sheriff’s office reporting instances of domestic violence. They were predominantly women’s and children’s shoes. The red shoes represented those who died as a result of domestic violence. The shoes…

UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage: Driving action to reach the girls at greatest risk

By Darleen Lyons | November 28, 2020

The girls at greatest risk of early marriage are often those hardest to reach. They come from poor families, marginalized groups or rural areas. They are also more likely to be out of school than their unmarried peers, robbed of the opportunity to thrive and fulfil their potential. Child marriage can lead to further isolation…

Zonta Says ‘No’ to Violence Against Women

By Darleen Lyons | November 27, 2020

Zonta International’s “16 days of Activism” is held annually from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10. Since 2016, Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley has participated in the annual “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign in collaboration with the Child and Family Center. To bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence in our…

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley To Host Annual ’16 Days Of Activism’

By Darleen Lyons | November 26, 2020

The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is set to host their annual “16 days of Activism” in efforts to prevent domestic violence and human trafficking, officials said Friday. This year the annual “16 days of Activism” is set to take place from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10. Since 2016, Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley…

16 Days of Activism, November 25 – December 10

By Darleen Lyons | November 25, 2020

In spite of the physical restrictions caused by Covid-19, Zonta SCV’s Advocacy Committee has continued to meet and find creative ways to advocate during the 16 Days of Activism and beyond. Plans are in place to provide community awareness through the Red Dress Project at locations that are open and provide good access such as…