End Child Marriage

Zonta Advocates to End Child Marriage

Internationally and in the USA

Child marriage directly hinders eight of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. While the prevalence of child marriage is declining, efforts to address this human rights violation must be significantly scaled up. At this rate, it would take another 50 years to eliminate child marriage worldwide.

Zonta International has partnered with UNICEF USA and UNFPA to support the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage , which is working to achieve lasting change on a significant scale by tackling the human rights violation in a dozen of the most high-prevalence or high-burden countries.

Zonta Says NO! End Child Marriage

REsources for Messaging End Child Marriage www.zontasaysno.com

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A Different Path


Unchained at last
America child’s marriage problem. It happens here, or American girls are sent out of the country to marry” Forced and child marriage seem like problems that don’t exist in America, but in reality marriage under the age of 18 is legal in all 50 states. After escaping her own forced marriage, activist Fraidy Reiss is working to help women and girls close the legal loopholes around these marriages for good.  (10 Min)

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