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Changing mindsets: Girls take the lead in ending sexual violence in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

In response to calls by the Nigerian government for non-governmental organizations to set up efforts to prevent and end violence against girls, the Sexual Offences Awareness and Victims Rehabilitation (SOAR) Initiative launched a project in 2016, with funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) to prevent violence against girls. The project is mobilizing communities and schools to protect girls from sexual violence in two communities – Dutse and Wumba – in the municipal area of the capital Abuja. More

Video series: Multisectoral cooperation in action – effective service delivery to survivors

Thursday, August 23, 2018

In Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a UN Trust Fund grantee implements a project to address gaps in medical and legal processes for survivors of sexual violence. PHR’s Programme on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones brings together the police, the health sector, law enforcement, judicial system and other stakeholders to document and preserve forensic evidence of sexual violence. By providing better services to survivors and documenting evidence, PHR is working to end impunity of perpetrators and to ensure survivors of sexual violence have access to justice. More

Case Study: Girls in football say NO to violence in Nepal

Friday, August 10, 2018

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. A two-pronged strategy of football coaching and life skills workshops empowered girls to stand up for their rights and raised awareness about gender-based violence among boys and school staff. More

Case study: Ensuring access to justice for women and girls with disabilities in Zimbabwe

Friday, July 20, 2018

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) funds a project implemented by the Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe Trust (LCDZT) to facilitate access to justice and services for women and girls with disabilities who are survivors of violence. More

Case Study: Leaving no one behind in Cairo

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

In the informal settlements of Ezbet El-Haggana and El-Marg in Cairo, which are home to about one million people, women and girls from some of the most marginalized communities often struggle with poverty, high rates of illiteracy, and barriers to medical, legal and economic services. Starting in 2015, the Al-Shehab Institution for Comprehensive Development, funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), established a community drop-in centre focused on providing essential services for women and girl survivors of violence, women living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk, as well as for women domestic workers. More

Case Study: Mobilizing communities: Ending violence against older women in Moldova

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Older women can experience the same forms of violence as younger women and girls do, but the intersections of ageism and sexism, as well as factors such as illness, disability, isolation and widowhood increase the risk of violence to older women. More

Case Study: Advocating for services and legislation to protect survivors of violence in Ecuador

Monday, May 14, 2018

ACDemocracia works to mobilize communities and train leaders. So far, within the framework of the UN Trust Fund- supported project, they have trained 313 women leaders of organizations in the National Coalition of women’s groups to increase their capacity to advocate for women’s rights and specifically for the adoption of comprehensive legislation for the prevention and eradication of violence against women in the country. They also trained 54 government officials, 49 reporters and 532 university students. More

Case Study: UN Trust Fund's Annual Partner Survey Results

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

“Funding from the UN Trust Fund enabled our organization to close gaps that used to exist within our work and in the country concerning violence against women, gender-based violence, and girls and women with disabilities.” – UN Trust Fund grantee The second anonymous annual partner survey of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), conducted in December 2017, shows that grantees are highly satisfied. More

Case Study: Zero tolerance: ending violence against marginalized women in China

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

“Zero tolerance is the goal, public participation is the method”, said Zhao Li, a grassroots activist in China. China’s first law on domestic violence was passed in December 2015, but implementation is yet to include all those at risk. Organizations like Equality , a small feminist NGO, are working to ensure that the law is applied consistently in all cases of violence, while providing support to survivors, especially to women and girls from underserved communities. More

Case Study: “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

Case Study: 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

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

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

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