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Sharing insights: Using data and evidence to scale-up, replicate and sustain project results

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

On 15 March 2018, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) organized an informal discussion and knowledge sharing session on “Why data and evidence matters in UN Trust Fund projects: how to use data and evidence to effectively scale-up, replicate and sustain project results, and make the case for reinvestment.” This was the fourth in a series of UN Trust Fund organized informal brownbag events hosted in conjunction with the 62 nd Session of the Commission on... More

Sharing insights: Empowering refugee women and girl survivors of violence

Thursday, March 15, 2018

On 12 March 2018, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) hosted “Bridging Development and Humanitarian Assistance” , an event which brought together several of its grantees that are working to end violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis. More

Collaborating across sectors to build a world free of human trafficking

Friday, March 9, 2018

A one-day conference at UN Women’s Headquarters in New York on 9 March 2018 discussed and agreed on collaborative modalities to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery.* Co-hosted by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) and the UK-based Shiva Foundation, the event brought together the hospitality industry, the private sector, civil society, Government representatives and the UN to design joint efforts to end this human rights violation. More

Mayan women in rural Guatemala seek justice to end violence

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Women’s Justice Initiative (WJI), supported by a small grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), is working with Mayan women and girls in 18 rural communities in Guatemala’s Patzún municipality. WJI’s programme combines legal literacy courses with mobile legal outreach, and is the only organization taking action to prevent violence against women in these 18 rural indigenous communities. More

Conference to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery

Thursday, February 8, 2018

On 9 March 2018, in the run-up to the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) and Shiva Foundation will host a one-day conference at UN Women Headquarters to map spaces for collaborative efforts between NGOs, Governments, the private sector and the UN system to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery. More

A conversation with Dr. Isatou Touray

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) supported GAMCOTRAP’s project “Advancing Women’s Rights and Ending Harmful Traditional Practices through Rights Education” in the Gambia from 2015-2017. An estimated three in four women and nearly half of all girls in the Gambia have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), which causes irreversible harm to women and girls. Dr Touray spoke to the UN Trust Fund to explain the... More

Ending harmful traditional practices in Mali

Monday, February 5, 2018

“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. More

Cambodia: Ensuring survivors have access to the services they deserve

Thursday, January 25, 2018

World Hope International (WHI), a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), is working to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service provision to survivors of violence in Cambodia, with the aim of ending and preventing violence. “Government social workers assigned to communes [small groups of villages] have a broad mandate”, says WHI Cambodia Director Talmage Payne, “[as] they work with youth, veterans, women and children”. This affects service providers’ ability and preparedness to respond to the specific needs of each of these constituencies. More

Empowering older women through intergenerational solidarity building in Peru

Monday, December 11, 2017

Nicolasa Palomino Cárdenas, aged 87, suffered violence during the internal armed conflict that blighted Peru from around 1980 to 2000. She was speaking at 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 to End Violence against Women. More

Press release: Fundraising gala showcases solutions in preventing and ending violence against women and girls worldwide

Monday, November 27, 2017

At a powerful event bringing forth the voices of survivors and focused on innovative solutions, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women held a fundraising gala in London, United Kingdom, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November). More

“Here the Walls Have Ears”

Friday, September 15, 2017

Photo: MDRI/ Viktor Ljevar " 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. Women with mental disabilities held in Serbia’s institutions often suffer multiple forms of violence. A recent study by Mental Disability Rights Initiative-Serbia (MDRI-S) uncovered multiple forms of violence, including forced medical... More

In The Words Of Pari Ibrahim

Friday, August 18, 2017

In the Words of Pari Ibrahim The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (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. Pari Ibrahim , 27, the founder and Executive Director of the FYF, spoke to the UN Trust Fund about the situation of Yezidis and the work of the Foundation. More

UN Trust Fund support helps organizations raise capacity and funds

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

UN Trust Fund support helps organizations raise capacity and funds “With the support and help of the UN Trust Fund in terms of results-based project management we expect to achieve our results with even more beneficiaries than expected.” UN Trust Fund grantee, 2016 A key aim of the UN Trust Fund is to build the capacity of grantee organizations to sustain their achievements beyond the duration of the project. In an annual partner survey comprising 20 questions, we asked... More

Support for LBT survivors of violence in Albania

Friday, June 2, 2017

“ Thanks to this programme I am better equipped to deal with [the] LBT community needs and help women who are victims of violence .” Flavia Tiona*, psychology specialist in Shkodra Lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) women in Albania experience high levels of violence in families, the public space, and state institutions. Data indicates that one in four women in Albania has experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime. More

In the words of Ani Jilozian: “Ultimately, this violence stems from patriarchy”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ani JIlozan, 31, is the Research and Data Specialist at the Women’s Support Center in Armenia, which has been supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), for the period of 2015-2017. More

Stopping chhaupadi: a harmful traditional practice in Nepal

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

As soon as Kapetha F. started menstruating, she was banished to the “chhaupadi”—an isolated shed outside her village—until she stopped bleeding. Alone in this shed, she was to have no contact with her family and denied nutritious food. More

Generating funds to end violence against women and girls

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Awareness of the pandemic of violence against women and girls has grown in recent years but robust financial commitments to organizations working to prevent and end this human rights violation, have not followed. As a result, subsequent funding limitations for operational as well as for programmatic activities put the transformative potential of particularly grassroots women’s organizations at risk. Yet, these are the very organizations whose work is on the forefront of immediate and long... More

Tanzania: Making markets safer for women traders

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Women working in the informal sector – often the only opportunity for employment for many women in Tanzania – are disproportionately affected by violence. The informal and often unregulated nature of such working environments is additionally aggravated by the absence of mechanisms to report violence and protect women from harassment. In order to meet the needs of women who are often exposed to both violence and economic instability, Equality for Growth is implementing Give Payment, Not Abuse: Protecting Informal Women Traders in Dar es Salaam from Violence against Women, a project based in six markets in Dar es Salaam and funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund). More

Mongolia: Preventing violence in schools

Friday, February 24, 2017

“I was appalled to find out how shockingly low my understanding of sex versus gender and gender-based violence was! I considered myself as a normal, nice person. However, after attending Gender-Based Violence Training of Trainers, I realised that I have been discriminating and oppressing kids.” Narantuya R., a teacher at Gun Galuutai School in Mongolia’s Baganuur district, was describing the impact of “Securing state investment in awareness raising on violence prevention in schools”, a project run by the Mongolian Women’s Fund (MONES) and supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fund) with the aim to stop and prevent school related gender-based violence. More

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

“It makes us happy that we hear the men from our communities are listening to the radio and saying ‘no more violence’ and acknowledging that women have rights.” This is how Luisa Ruiz* described the change brought to her community by the “Voices of the Women of Wangki Tangni” project, which established the first radio station to focus on women’s rights in the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. Valerie Carero*, another avid listener, said: “We... More

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