Advocacy

Zonta International, its districts, and its clubs express themselves about and become involved in issues which aim to:

  • improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women;
  • advance understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions; and
  • promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

These aims align with:

  • The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Articles 1-16. Zonta International is currently the only women’s international non- governmental organization (NGO) which focuses solely on Articles 1-16;
  • The Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) (Latest update) – especially the 12 Critical Areas of Concern;
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (latest update) – especially MDG 3 and MDG 5.

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