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$9.5 million to support projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls in 46 countries.

During the 2018-2020 Biennium, one project is being supported by the ZISVAW Fund:




Today, in support of ending child marriage, Zonta International President Susanne von Bassewitz made a statement at a high-level side event on eliminating child marriage in Africa at the United Nations General Assembly. 
Together, UNICEF USA and Zonta International are building a more equitable and just world, one in which girls are able to exercise their rights to survival, safety and well-being, and as Zonta enters its centennial biennium, we are poised to make an even bigger impact together.
A new report from the period of April – August 2017 is available for The Future We Want project to address human trafficking and foreign labor migration in Nepal.