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Orange Label

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

An eye-catching Orange Label, the result of a partnership between the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) and the UK-based London College of Fashion, will soon adorn a variety of garments and other goods around the world. The label, designed by students at the college, symbolizes a commitment to a bright future free from violence against women and girls. More

Commitment to End Violence against Refugee Women and Girls

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

On 20 September 2016, at the 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) joined No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, Vital Voices Global Partnership, WEConnect International and a coalition of more than 30 core partners from the public, private and multilateral sectors, to announce a series of Commitments to Action aiming to advance the gender equality targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. More

Empowering Refugee Women and Girls

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

“Whenever my husband beats me, I run here,” said Bu Meh (alias), a Karenni mother of five from Myanmar. She was referring to a community-based multi-sectoral project that works to end violence against women and supports survivors in one of the many Karenni refugee camps dotted along the Thailand-Myanmar border. More

Brazil: The art of preventing violence against women

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sueny Nogueira, a 25-year-old circus performer in Brazil, has been inspired by projects run by the Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”), an organization that works to prevent violence against marginalized groups of young women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and build a just and equal society. More

Ending Female Genital Mutilation in the Gambia

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ndyandin Dawara recently made a momentous decision: she decided she would not subject her toddler daughter to female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is a long-running harmful traditional practice in her community in the Gambia that has led generations of women to a lifetime of pain, a lack of control of their own bodily integrity and sexuality, and debilitating health risks, including death. More

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman wears Orange Heart, champions fundraising effort to end violence against women

Thursday, June 30, 2016

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman proudly wears a necklace made by women survivors of violence to benefit initiatives aimed at ending this pandemic human rights violation that affects one in three women and girls worldwide. More

Voices from youth: NFFCK Kyrgyzstan

Friday, June 17, 2016

In Kyrgyzstan the NGO NFFCK, supported by a small grant from the UN Trust Fund, is piloting a school-based education programme in three villages which more than 600 young people have completed. An expert team has developed an educational package – Empowering Girls through Education, Art and Media – the first of its kind in the Kyrgyz language. More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women marks 20 years with event in Amsterdam

Sunday, April 24, 2016

On 25 April, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), administered by UN Women on behalf of the UN System, will kick off celebrations of its 20th year of grant-making with an Amsterdam-based event at The College Hotel. More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women issues annual Call for Proposals

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women invites civil society organizations and governments to apply for funding through the 20th grant cycle (2016). The deadline for submitting concept notes is 4 May 2016, 23:59 EDT (GMT–4). More

Advocacy and laws confront trafficking across the Arab States

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A three-year anti-trafficking programme supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is boosting legal enforcement against the crime in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. More

Fathers in Turkey foster violence-free families and gender equality

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A ground-breaking fatherhood project in Turkey brings fathers together to discuss family issues and dynamics that lead to more equitable and non-violent households. More

“When women come together to use their voices, the world has no choice but to respond” –Yuwei Lee

Monday, August 24, 2015

Jewellery designer Yuwei Lee shares her story, talks about what motivated her to work with the UN Trust Fund and shares the inspiration behind her designs. More

Girls kick violence with Grassroot Soccer

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visits a Primary School in Khayelitsha to see the impact of a male-founded sports-based programme which fosters girls’ empowerment and addresses violence against women. More

Soko and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women join hands to support economic empowerment and safety of women and girls

Monday, November 24, 2014

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women has teamed up with Soko, an ethical fashion-based social enterprise based in Kenya that is using online technology to bring beautiful and creatively designed jewelry made by artisans in Kenya to the global market. More

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