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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Students participate in a football and coaching session focused on ending violence against women and girls in Nepal. Photo: Thaneshwar Gautam
Girls in football say NO to violence in Nepal

A two-year project run by the NGO Skillshare, funded by the UN Trust Fund, used sport to build the confidence of girls to challenge gender stereotypes. More

  • Participants in HelpAge International Moldova's project meeting with local officials. Photo: HelpAge International

    Mobilizing communities: Ending violence against older women in Moldova

    HelpAge International’s UN Trust Fund-supported project mobilizes eight communities in Moldova by informing older women of their rights, raising awareness of the availability of existing support services, supporting mobile volunteer teams to reach more women and builds the capacity of the state to assist older women. More

  • WJI's Women's Rights Education Programme participants from the community of El Llano. Credit: WJI/Olivia Jacquet

    Mayan women in rural Guatemala seek justice to end violence

    The Women’s Justice Initiative, supported by the UN Trust Fund, combines legal literacy courses with mobile legal outreach, and is the only organization taking action to prevent violence against women in 18 rural indigenous communities. More

  • An information session in Kayes region, Mali on ending FGM/C and child marriage. Photo: AMSOPT Mali

    Ending harmful traditional practices in Mali

    “We decided to abandon these practices” – Boubacar Sissoko, a village chief, said about the harmful traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, which is inflicted on 89 per cent of women and girls in Mali. AMSOPT, supported by the UN Trust Fund, is working to end FGM/C in the country. 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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HRH Princess Eugenie of York visits UN Trust Fund grantees in Serbia

HRH Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund in Belgrade, Serbia on 11 September 2018. During the visit of NGOs, ASTRA and ATINA, Princess Eugenie was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in human beings for the better.

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UN Trust Fund and Shiva event collaborating to tackle human trafficking. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

Leading up to and during CSW62, the UN Trust Fund and Shiva Foundation hosted a one day conference focused on collaborating across sectors to end human trafficking. During CSW62, the UN Trust Fund organized a Brownbag Series to showcase the successes and results of grantees. Read more.

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