District 4


No Woman shall live in fear!


Advocacy is the expression of support for, or opposition to, a cause, argument or proposal. Advocacy actions may include influencing laws, legislation or attitudes.

Zonta Advocacy

Zonta advocacy is an action taken in “the public interest” or for “the greater good” with respect to empowering women and girls and their human rights.

The International Advocacy Committee encourages districts/regions, areas and clubs to use the below resources to increase advocacy actions at the district/region, area and club levels.

Zonta International, its districts and its clubs shall be nonpartisan and nonsectarian.

Encouraging new collaboration with two like-minded organizations.

Advocacy in Action

Advocacy actions taken by clubs in D4.  Depending on the number of activities, post slider versus tabs for Areas event posts.  

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Zonta International commemorates World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30  OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS— On July 30, Zonta International encourages its members throughout the world to promote activities to recognize the World Day Against...

ZC of Oil City-Franklin Light Bridge in Orange

Pictured from left to right: Kay Ensle, Betsy Kellner, Deb Lutz, Rebekah Deal, Sallie Johnson, and Charlene Huber.   Members have bridge lit up in Orange for Zonta Says NO   The Center Street Bridge in Oil City was orange this past weekend!  Local Zonta members are...

D4 Advocacy Zonta Says NO Posts

Follow E-News Posts during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. Link to the D4 Advocacy web page. 

Rochester Announces Forum on CEDAW Oct. 29

  To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-zonta-club-of-rochester-presents-a-forumon-cedaw-tickets-71759453457 or contact Lesia Telega [email protected] / 585-298-1665 Light refreshments will be served    

Zonta D4 “Orange” the District

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2018 – 2020 Projects

Zonta Says NO

Zonta Says No

Further develop Zonta Says NO to achieve more local and national government commitment.

Ending Child Marriage

Campaign to End Child Marriage

Child marriage is a global violation of human rights that can be found in countries, cultures, ethnicities and religions around the world. District 4 is encouraging clubs to create awareness on ending child marriage, a Zonta International Advocacy Campaign.

650 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthdays. That number will reach nearly 1 billion by 2030 if current trends continue.


Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

An Advocacy campaign initiated in previous bienniums and continues in many clubs where their community is affected by such acts of violence.

Poster Project

Poster Project

Developing posters centred on intimate partner violence or trafficking, post in female washrooms found in businesses, restaurants, bars, community centres etc.  Scope of project can be as small or large as a club may wish..

Zonta International Affiliation Policies

Advocating to End Violence Year Round

Developing Campaigns

Principles, Planning, Strategies, Implementation, Communication, Monitoring & Evaluation, Finances & Fundraising


Programming modules

UN Women Campaigns to End Violence against Women and Girls

Related initiatives



USA Caucus

Say NO to Gender violence

Say Hello to our D4 Advocates!

Send a message to the D4 Advocacy Committee.

Zonta District 4