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. Learn more
An eye-catching Orange Label will soon adorn a variety of garments and other goods around the world. The label symbolizes a commitment to ending violence against women and girls.Learn more
Generating funds to end violence against women and girls
The UN Trust Fund is hosting a one-day conversation about challenges and opportunities in providing much needed resources to programmes that prevent and end violence against women and girls.Learn more
Nicole Kidman co-hosts star-studded gala to mark 20 years of the UN Trust Fund
Luminaries, activists and artistes come together to spotlight life-changing interventions through the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. Learn more
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
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
After Nadege’s husband died, her community forced her to have sex with a man they selected and made her live in isolation in her village in south Togo. She spoke out through a project supported by the UN Trust Fund. More
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.
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
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.