Zonta International Position Statements for 2021

Zonta International Statements

Zonta International Statements issued in the Past 12 months. You may refer to them when preparing your advocacy forums or webinars


  1. Zonta International Statement on Trafficking in Persons: A human rights issue | PDF
    (Statement by Zonta International calls for governments to take all appropriate measures, including legislation, to suppress all forms of trafficking in women and girls (within or across borders) and to prevent exploitation of women and girls; approved August 2021, published September 2021)
  2. Written Statement to the UN Human Rights Council, and its Special Session on Afghanistan: Call for Immediate action to protect human rights and dignity in Afghanistan with special focus on women and girls | PDF
    (Statement by Women’s Federation for World Peace International plus Zonta International and nine other non-governmental organizations calling for immediate action to protect the rights and dignity of women and girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power, August 2021)
  3. Zonta International Statement on Afghanistan: Girls’ education must remain a priority | LINK
    (Statement​ by Zonta International affirming that we will advocate to ensure that women and girls in Afghanistan and elsewhere are able to participate fully in their societies and that girls have access to a quality education and can pursue that education without fear for their safety, August 2021)
  4. Zonta International Statement on Climate Change: A Gender Equality Issue | PDF
    (Statement by Zonta International calling for action in favour of a fair and human rights-based approach to solve the crisis of climate change in the post-pandemic world and achieve greener, cleaner and equal societies, approved April 2021, published June 2021)
  5. Zonta International reaffirms support for The Istanbul Convention | PDF
    (Statement by Zonta International reaffirming support for The Council of Europe Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, April 2021)
  6. NGO CSW Vienna Statement to CSW65 | PDF
    (Statement by Zonta International and 20 other non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, November 2020)
  7. Statement on making child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting a priority action of the Action Coalition on GBV | PDF
    (Statement by Girls Not Brides plus 625 civil society organizations and 75 activists from across 79 countries to leaders of the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Gender-Based Violence, November 2020)
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