Announcing the Stop Child Marriages PSA Toolkit

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“Blurb” to put in your club newsletter (sEE BELOW FOR PUBLIC RELEASE)
Zonta USA Caucus has launched the Stop Child Marriages PSA Campaign! This campaign is a huge opportunity for Zonta clubs to increase the focus on Ending Child Marriage here at home, and to raise visibility of their club in their local community, and of Zonta in their state and region. The Stop Child Marriage PSA campaign is in partnership with UNICEF USA, and Unchained at Last.    Campaign materials and toolkits are available at: www.Zontausa.org/StopChildMarriagestoolkit.  
 
The public website is www.stopchildmarriages.org  This is a Public Service Announcement campaign for clubs and districts in the USA to focus on Ending Child Marriage in the USA.  the Zonta USA Caucus is providing artwork, messaging and training to encourage clubs and districts to work with local billboard and digital signage companies, as well as other community partners.  The goal is to have “Child marriage is happening here” signs up in every state, every state capitol, and every Zonta town by 2021, and have the campaign shared widely over social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).    
 
The PSA message focuses attention on the fact that “Child Marriage Happens Here” in the USA.  Child Marriage is still legal in 48 out of 50 States, and the consequences for young brides are devastating.  The PSA and social media artwork and messages are available to all US clubs and districts.  All PSA signs and billboards, and social media posts MUST direct viewers to a new website www.StopChildMarriages.org, where visitors can get additional information, and links to take action.    The PSA campaign is expected to roll out across all 48 states over the next 12 months with your club’s help, and the toolkit provides instructions and materials needed for clubs and districts to implement it in their states.
 
The PSA campaign core artwork is perfect for billboards, digital signs (which can be found in airports, shopping malls, convention centers and more), and for table banners.  Use the artrwork creatively and share your local use and creative ideas in the new facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ZontaUSAdiscussion/  or by emailing Katherine at zonta@clelandmarketing.com, so we can feature them for other clubs to see and borrow.  
 
The  “act now” step on the Stop Child Marriages website is for the visitor to create a specific email message to their own state legislators.  Depending on the state, the message will be either an action regarding a specific bill in their state, or a general message to end child marriage.  (UNICEF USA has a tool that creates the email based on the user’s mailing address and zip code).  We hope that EVERY Zonta member in the USA will fill out the form with UNICEF USA and Zonta USA to mail their state legislators.  The number of Action emails is one of the key metrics we will be tracking and reporting. The Zonta USA Caucus is also encouraging Zonta clubs to engage their local partners in women’s issues, including domestic violence shelters and grant beneficiaries, to promote the PSA and action step to their constituents. 
 
Lets make a difference and “Stop Child Marriages  #EndChildMarriage #ChildMarriageHappensHere #USAChildMarriage “
Billboard and Digital Sign Artwork
Print-Ready for Large Scale Printing

Very large vector files of the Billboard images in multiple sizes for both print (vinyl or eco poster billboard, and digital signs.
There is only ONE billboard (as shown above).All other images are social media options.

End Child Marriage PSA Campaign

Video of Introduction to
PSA Campaign Presentation

Recording For Zonta Clubs and Districts. (suitable to be shown or excerpted for club or workshop use) This links to a recording of the 45 minute “goto meeting” introduction and training regarding the Stop Child Marriages PSA campaign.  4/10/20  K Cleland

Social Media and small scale Artwork and Signs
For Documents, Power Points. Emails and Social Media

Images for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

#StopChildMarriages  #EndChildMarriage
#USAChildMarriage #ChildMarriageHappensHere

#WAleg #PAleg #XXleg (your state abbreviation)

@UnicefUSA @ZontaUSA @UnchainedatLast @GirlsNotBrides

Download Billboard Artwork
Stop child marriages Billboard Zonta
Official Billboard Artwork

ToolKit Downloads (PDF Files)

to be added soon:

  • Fundraising Letter
  • Sample Press Release
  • Child Marriage FAQ OneSheet
All PSA's Must link to the WEBsite!!

SOcial Media Tools

All the best images, gifs and messages here for social media.

Be sure to Follow Zonta USA, Zonta International and Unicef USA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Liking, commenting and sharing posts posted by these accounts as your district, your clubs and yourself will get the most visibility in social media. (Social Media Learning module) 

Download Social Media Images
Social Media announcement “blurb”

Zonta USA, in partnership with UNICEFUSA, is excited to launch a new national PSA campaign to raise awareness & enact change to end child marriage in the US. Take action and find out more at stopchildmarriages.org. #EndChildMarriage #ChildMarriageHappensHere #StopChildMarriages

Child Marriage ruin girls' lives
Social Media Image (need to link to web page)

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Support a Billboard in a key state:

If you can, support YOUR state billboard campaign through your local club or district. If you can do more, please help the USA Caucus put up more billboards in key states.  Donate thru the Zonta Porterville Foundation, our Fiscal Sponsor for this campaign. Note in Paypal:  Zonta USA PSA Campaign.   Thank YOU!

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Zonta International & UNICEF USA

Zonta International and UNICEF USA have been in close partnership since 1972, helping UNICEF advance the status of women and children worldwide through education, health and protection services. You can learn more about Zonta’s history of support here.

Since 2016, Zonta has supported Let Us Learn in Madagascar, a program that creates opportunities for vulnerable and excluded girls to realize their right to an education in a secure and protective environment. The program is focused on three equity pillars: reaching out-of-school children, expanding girls’ education and improving quality outcomes for learners. In the 2016-2018 biennium, over 13,000 girls benefitted from this program and over 600 teachers were trained. Zonta continues to support this program in the 2018-2020 biennium.

Zonta International has also committed US$2,000,000 to support the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage in 12 countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

Worldwide, almost 650 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday and an estimated 280 million more girls are at risk of becoming brides. If current trends continue, the number of girls and women married as children will reach nearly 1 billion by 2030. Zonta International’s commitment to this program will enable UNICEF and UNFPA to implement activities with the following five outcomes, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that girls fully enjoy their childhood free from the risk of child marriage:

  1. Adolescent girls at risk of or affected by child marriage are better able to express and exercise their choices.
  2. Households demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors toward investing in and supporting adolescent girls.
  3. Relevant sectoral systems deliver quality and cost-effective services that meet the needs of adolescent girls
  4. National laws, policy framework and mechanisms to protect and promote adolescent girls’ rights are in line with international standards and properly resourced.
  5. Governments and partners within and across countries support the generation and use of robust data and evidence to inform policy and programing, track progress and document lessons.

Together, Zonta International and UNICEF USA are positively impacting tens of thousands of women and girls, building brighter, safer and healthier futures.

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