Global advocacy

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Photo: UN RCO Maldives/Lara L. Hill


Global advocacy

Persistent activism over decades has resulted in international instruments and standards on violence against women and girls, and increased political will to address the issue. Yet resources to translate these successes into effective practices remain woefully inadequate.

After 20 years of supporting ground-breaking work around the world, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is sounding a global call to prioritize efforts to end violence against women and girls. It aims to:

  • raise awareness of violence against women and girls, arguably the most pervasive human rights violation on earth;
  • share knowledge of best practices and lessons learned to inform policy and programmes to prevent, address and end violence against women and girls;

mobilize sustainable resources to fund initiatives to prevent violence against women and girls, provide multi-sector services for survivors, and ensure effective implementation of laws