United Nations Day 2021 Highlights End to Child Marriage with Z-Club of Childlink

No Time to Lose: End Child Marriage Now! This was the theme of Zonta Club of Cebu II as it joined the world in the observance of United Nations Day 2021 on October 23, 2021.

The online UN Day program was attended by members of Zonta Club of Cebu II, Z Club of Childlink, Golden Z Club of University of Southern Philippines Foundation, Zonta International District 17 Governor Chavali Pamela Osathanugrah, United Nations Committee Chairperson Georgitta Puyat and Vice-Chairperson for Area 3 Esperanza Dacudao.

Students from the Z-Club of Childlink High School read 3 child bride stories that poignantly and heartbreakingly illustrated the devastating consequences of child, early and forced marriages.

Coupled with the data on child marriage, reported by Zonta Club of Cebu II members after each story, the tragedy wrought by child marriage impacts millions of girls driving deep the urgency of ending child marriage and there is No Time to Lose.

ZI District 17 UN Committee Chairperson, Georgitta Puyat, elaborated on Zonta’s Voice in the UN based on a mutually beneficial partnership built over decades of shared roles and history. District 17 Governor Chavali Pamela Osathanugrah spoke about the global effort and the progress achieved in the past decade to end child marriage.