UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Photo: MDRI/ Viktor Ljevar. Ending Violence against women with mental disabilities in Serbia.
Ending violence against women with disabilities in Serbia's custodial institutions

"Our rights were violated. We could not set our goals, make decisions, fight for us and others.” These are the words of Edith Vera a woman who spent over 20 years in residential institutions in Serbia. More

  • Pari Ibrahim Executive Director of the Free Yezidi Foundation

    In The Words Of Pari Ibrahim

    The UN Trust Fund is supporting the Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF), an independent, non-profit organization that provides services for the Yezidi community, including women survivors of violence, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. More

  • Restless Development Nepal

    Stopping chhaupadi: a harmful traditional practice in Nepal

    As soon as Kapetha F. started menstruating, she was banished to the “chhaupadi”—an isolated shed outside her village—until she stopped bleeding. Restless Development Nepal, a UN Trust Fund grantee, is working towards eliminating this harmful traditional practice in Nepal. More

  • Tanzania Photo Equality for Growth

    Tanzania: Making markets safer for women traders

    Women working in Mchikichini market in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania used to face rampant violence and discrimination. A UN Trust Fund project aims to ensure that women market traders can work without fear of violence and are properly protected by law. More

UN Trust Fund Strategic Plan 2015-2020

UN Trust Fund Strategic Plan 2015-2020

The Strategic Plan outlines the work of the next five years under three pillars: giving grants, collecting and collating evidence and results, and global advocacy to end violence against women. Read more.

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MDRI-S supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is supporting a project run by MDRI-S, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for the rights of women with mental disabilities, with a small grant. MDRI-S is the first organization in Serbia bringing the lives and narratives of women with mental disabilities living in custodial institutions to the attention of the public.

Featured Partner: London College of Fashion

LCF illustration

Fashion students from around the world participated in the competition “Fashion Says NO to Violence against Women” organized by London College of Fashion, a partner of the UN Trust Fund. The competition encouraged participants to produce a piece of work that engaged new audiences to raise awareness and resources about the issue. This is part of the UN Trust Fund’s unique Orange Label cause marketing initiative. Read more.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality