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Equal Pay Day for Native Women

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued the following statement in conjunction with Native Women’sEqual Pay Day, November 30,2023. Zonta is a non-partisan organization with the mission to make the world a better place for women [...]

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Advocacy End-Child Marriage

End Child Marriage in WA Chain-in Press Event in Olympia

Please RSVP by Dec 15th Child marriage is an urgent problem in Washington. Dangerous legal loopholes allow parents to enter a child [...]

Reproductive Womens Health

Roe v. Wade Overturned: Guttmacher Inst. Shares

Abortion Rights and Access in the Post-Roe Era The US abortion access landscape continues to shift rapidly in the wake of the [...]

Violence Against Women Womens Health

Rape Kit Backlogs in the US States

Washington State has cleared its Rape Kit backlog. It took a fearless survivor who persisted, and a team of State officials to [...]

End-Child Marriage

U.S. Government joins the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Program to End Child Marriage

Zonta has supported ending child marriage since 2014, contributing US$2 million to delay early marriage in Niger from 2014-2018. From 2018-2022, Zonta [...]

End-Child Marriage

Child marriage is still legal in California. How could this be? | Opinion

Opinion- Fraidy Reiss Sept 23, 2023 …”Instead, as The Sacramento Bee reported recently, California law continues to allow children of any age [...]

Advocacy Bulletins

October , 2023 Zonta USA Caucus Advocacy Bulletin

Read the October 2023 Zonta USA Advocacy bulletin

Advocacy UN - CSW

The 11 biggest hurdles for women’s equality by 2030 – UN Women

There are only seven years left for the world to fulfil the promises made to girls and women in the 2030 Agenda [...]

Advocacy ERA

ERA counter- arguments for nay-sayers

Here is one of the ERA Project’s scholarly memos that the Heritage Foundation was responding to in that article, if you’d like [...]

End-Child Marriage

Burbank CA Event to End Child Marriage in CA

Press Event Oct 5th. Noon – Burbank City Hall steps Speakers: Ela Pandya, Coalition Lead, Zonta Porterville, Arranged Marriage Sara Tasneem, Survivor [...]

Climate Action

Severe Winter Weather – How to Deal with the Storm

By:  Julie Trone, Verna Frasca Severe Winter Weather – How to Deal with the Storm Mark Your Calendars: November 5th Think Tank [...]

Violence Against Women

California Commission on Violence Against Women

As an ally to survivors of domestic violence, we should all engage with the State commissions on Violence Against Women with your [...]

Equal Pay USA Women at work

Equal Pay Day for Latina Women

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued the following statement in conjunction with Latina [...]


New Tool for Advocacy Training: How to talk to your Legislator

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UN - CSW Violence Against Women Womens Health

US Women’s Caucus at the UN Briefs

US Women’s Caucus at the UN has prepared several valuable briefs in preparation for CSW68 in 2024.  The others are posted on [...]

Advocacy End-Child Marriage

Zonta Takes Stance Against Child Marriage Through Legislation- Burbank Leader

“Children married under the age of 18 often live a life full of hardships and abuse,” Pandya wrote in a statement to [...]

ERA Reproductive

Voters overwhelmingly expressed support the Equal Rights Amendment –

– 7 in 10 voters support the ERA being placed in the Constitution, with a strong majority (57%) strongly supporting the ERA, [...]


Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2023

Press release: The world is failing girls and women, according to new UN report New figures point to the need of an [...]

Advocacy Violence Against Women Zonta Says No!

US Domestic Violence Statistics by State

NCADV has STATISTICS On Domestic violence.  by all types of violence, and for all kinds of groups of people. Most useful for [...]

Advocacy CEDAW

Rep Bowan and 17 members of Congress Urge Biden to Prioritize CEDAW

NEWS: Reps. Bowman & Norton Lead 17-Member Letter Urging Biden Administration to Prioritize Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All [...]

Advocacy Project sheet Zonta Says No!

Ideas for Zonta Says NO! 16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the [...]

Advocacy Trafficking

Learn more about trafficking myths and misconceptions.

Did you know human trafficking victims are often recruited by someone close to them, like a family member or caregiver? Did you [...]

DEI- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Women at work

Pivotal Ventures Releases report on Tech Policies that Impact Success of BLNA Women

“Through a recent survey of more than 2,000 employees in technical roles, we identified cornerstone policies that drive the most impact while [...]

Women in Government Women In Leadership

Encourage Her – Toolkit for those who Encourage Women to Run

She Should Run offers this advice to encourage women to run for leadership positions: Use your voice to start a conversation about [...]

Maternal Mortality Womens Health

Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality

Most Pregnancy-Related Deaths are Preventable By the US CDC https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/features/maternal-mortality/index.html Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related [...]

Advocacy Training

When does your Legislature meet?

SESSION SCHEDULES Keep track of which states are in and out of session. The map below provides convene and adjourn dates for [...]

Women in Government Women In Leadership

Women in US State Legislatures 2023

Ninety-seven women serve as speaker of the House, president of the Senate, speaker pro tem, Senate president pro tem, majority leader or [...]

Equal Pay USA Women at work

Equal Pay Day for Mothers

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued the following statement in conjunction with Mother’s [...]

Advocacy ERA

Get Your State Legislature to Affirm the ERA as the 28th Amendment

State Resolutions on the ERA… Your state should be next.   To date, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota have all [...]

Advocacy End-Child Marriage

Child Marriage is Legal in California

Let’s End this Human rights abuse BY MACKENZIE MAYS  https://www.latimes.com/…/why-child-marriage-is-still… Shocking that it is allowed Rep. Hill, of San Mateo, called discovering that [...]

Equal Pay USA Women at work

Equal Pay Day for Black women

The USA Caucus of Zonta International, representing over 8000 members in the US, has issued the following statement in conjunction with Black [...]

Advocacy Operations

Summer 2023 Advocacy Bulletin

The USA Caucus published the Summer Advocacy Bulletin: Read it here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/0sks2mxj54s0eqeap4jnj/Zonta-USA-Caucus-Advocacy-Bulletin-summer-2023.pdf?rlkey=i14e3tvi1fvxv8ok5cvmzlgyh&dl=0

Advocacy ERA NY State ERA

Join New Yorkers for Equal Rights

Zonta USA Caucus encourages all Zonta Clubs in NY State to join the the New Yorkers for Equal Rights Coalition. contact Governor [...]

Advocacy Equal Pay USA Women at work

Women still a small share of construction and manufacturing jobs | #JobsDay July 2023

Women still hold only 14 percent of jobs in the construction industry and 29 percent in manufacturing. “Yet the data show there [...]

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