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ZISVAW Program: Ending violence against women and girls

The most pervasive and least recognized human rights violation worldwide, gender-based violence affects women and girls of every race, class, culture, ethnicity, age and country. Zonta International strives to promote and protect the human rights of all women and girls and reduce the incidences of violence against them. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) Program has provided more than US$5.5 million to support projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls in 42 countries.

During the 2016-2018 Biennium, two projects are being supported by the ZISVAW Fund:

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Zonta International began supporting the Niger child marriage project in the 2014-2016 Biennium to help reduce early marriage and early pregnancy in the country. Find out how to read a report on the project's progress last year.
Read an update on the project Zonta is partnering with UN Women on in Nepal to learn about the progress that has been made so far and the next steps.
Trainers who attended the four Voices against Violence training workshops have produced their own national training plans. As a result, there are action plans in 35 countries.

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