Zonta advocates for human rights and gender equality.

For over 100 years, Zonta has contributed to help achieve a world free of violence against women and girls. We have a history of partnering with United Nations agencies or recognized NGOs to promote and protect human rights for all women and girls.

Violence against women and girls has long been one of the most widespread violations of human rights. It knows no national or cultural barriers; it takes place at home, in the workplace and in open spaces, and affects millions of women and girls in peacetime and in conflict.

Through the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, Zonta clubs around the world unite to raise their voices to bring awareness to this issue and advocate on behalf of gender-based violence survivors.

Zonta Says NO takes place annually on Nov. 25 on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Throughout the year, we  encourage our members to take advocacy actions that work to promote the human rights of women, promote Sustainable Development Goal No. 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” and end violence against women and girls.