A Synthesis Review of the UN Trust Fund’s special funding window on ending violence against women and girls with disabilities
One in five women is estimated to be living with a disability, making it crucial to study the increased risks of various forms of violence that they face.
This synthesis review contains key insights and lessons from the experiences of 22 diverse civil society and women’s rights organizations in various contexts that were supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) special window to end violence against women and girls with disabilities between 2018 and 2023. In particular, it highlights the lessons learned about fostering collaboration, shifting mindsets, empowering women and girls with disabilities, engaging with legal and policy systems, and allowing for flexible adaptation and learning in addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.
These findings mean that the review:
- contributes to developing programming that is disability specific and disability inclusive;
- promotes the development of a knowledge base that is grounded in the realities of practitioners in the Global South; and
- offers practical recommendations to practitioners, researchers, donors and policymakers.