For almost 100 years, Zonta International has contributed to help achieve a world free of violence against women and girls through service and advocacy.
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.
Turning Niagara Falls Orange
Our club participates yearly in the kick off to the 16 Days of Activism by ‘turning the Niagara Falls Orange” to raise awareness about Violence Against Women.
Niagara University - Take Back the Night
Niagara University hosts “Take Back the Night,” an annual event that aims to end sexual and relationship violence in all forms. Our club has participate and hosted a resource table since it began in 2016.