Zonta International commemorates International Day of the Girl 2022

On 11 October, Zonta International commemorates the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl.

In the last decade, opportunities have increased for girls to have their voices heard on the global stage and there has been more attention on issues that matter to girls among governments, policymakers and the general public. However, investments in girls’ rights remain limited and girls continue to face countless challenges on the way to fulfilling their potential.

“In the face of incredible challenges, girls around the world have proven that with the necessary skills and opportunities, they can lead the way to progress and building a better world,” said Zonta International President Ute Scholz. “Zonta and its members will continue to support and empower women and girls and promote gender equity until our vision has been fulfilled.”

Zonta International has spent more than 100 years providing opportunities for women and girls and invested more than US$50.1 million in our international service projects and our scholarships, fellowships and awards. From 2022-2024, Zonta is responding to the health needs of adolescent girls in Peru, empowering girls in Madagascar to act on climate change while learning in a safe and inclusive environment, and protecting the rights of millions girls to delay early marriage in 12 countries in Africa and Asia.

“Every day, girls are breaking boundaries and barriers, tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, violence, climate justice, and inequitable access to healthcare. Girls are proving they are unstoppable,” the United Nations said when describing its publication, A New Era for Girls.

On the International Day of the Girl, Zonta International calls on its members to join us as we stand with and for girls, invest in building a better world for women and girls, advocate for ending gender-based violence during the 16 Days of Activism, and partner with like-minded organizations and influential people.

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11 OCTOBER 2022