Join the Campaign to End Violence Against Women

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Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations and a global epidemic. 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 conflict. It includes psychological, physical and sexual violence, and harmful practices such as rape, female genital cutting, child marriage and human trafficking. Violence against women and girls threatens countries, inhibits economic progress, and prevents women from contributing to their community and creating better lives for themselves and their families.

Educational Opportunities

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship: For women pursuing Ph.D degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering

  • Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship: For women pursuing undergraduate or master's degrees in business or a business-related field

  • Young Women in Public Affairs Award: Eligible young women, ages 16-19, who must demonstrate a commitment to the volunteer sector and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through advocacy and service

  • Women in Technology Scholarship: For women pursuing an information technology (IT) degree or closely related program, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field

International Service Projects

International Service Programs: Provide training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women, primarily through projects implemented by the agencies of the United Nations and other recognized non-governmental organizations.

  • UNICEF’s Let Us Learn is an integrated education program that is creating opportunities for vulnerable and excluded children, particularly girls, in Madagascar to realize their right to an education in a secure and protective environment. 

  • Eid bi Eid is a multi-year initiative to support the government of Jordan to address issues of employment and gender inequality, exacerbated by the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis. 

ZISVAW (Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women)Program: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls:

  • Has provided training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women

  • Has provided more than US$9.5 million to support projects to prevent and end violence against women and girls in 46 countries.

Ending Child Marriage:

  • Child marriage is a global violation of human rights that can be found in cultures, religions, ethnicities and countries around the world

  • Zonta International has committed US$2,000,000 to UNICEF USA to support the UNICEF/UNFPA Global Program to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage in 12 countries