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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

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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

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    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

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    Mongolia: Preventing violence in schools

    "We are better teachers now ”, said Narantuya R., a teacher at a school in Mongolia about the impact of a UN Trust Fund-supported programme from the Mongolian Women’s Fund to prevent school-related gender-based violence. More

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    Indigenous women take to radio to say, 'no more violence'

    On World Radio Day, 13 February, we highlighted a project that supports the first radio station focusing on women's rights in coastal Nicaragua, enabling indigenous women to tell their own stories to end violence against women. 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.

Featured video
UN Trust Fund celebrates its 20th anniversary

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women celebrates its 20th anniversary of grant-making. Supporting over 400 organizations over the past 20 years, UN Trust Fund grantees show that with sustained resources and dedicated work, violence against women and girls can be prevented and eliminated. 

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.