Fundraising gala showcases solutions in preventing and ending violence against women
The UN Trust Fund held a gala in London on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The evening began with an announcement from the United Kingdom of a contribution of up to £12 million over three years. Learn more
Frances Corner, London College of Fashion, speaks at the UN Trust Fund Gala
"Fashion is so much more than the clothes we wear. It can be used as a force for real change." - Frances Corner, of the London College of Fashion, speaking at the UN Trust Fund gala in November. Learn more
UN Trust Fund 2016 Annual Report
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’s (UN Trust Fund) 2016 Annual Report includes progress and milestones from the past year. In 2016, UN Trust Fund grantees reached 6 million people with their programmes to prevent and end all forms of violence against women and girls. Learn more
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. Learn more
Cambodia: Ensuring survivors have access to the services they deserve
The UN Trust Fund-supports World Hope International’s delivery of training to government social workers and local leaders, enabling them to provide adequate and timely services to women survivors of violence in Cambodia. Learn more
Nicolasa Palomino Cárdenas, aged 87, suffered violence during the internal armed conflict in Peru. She participated in a programme set up in two regions of Peru by the Red Nacional de Promocion de la Mujer (RNPM) supported by the UN Trust Fund. More
"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
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
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 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
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.