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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) launches its Annual Report for 2021, the first year of its new Strategic Plan (2021-2025).
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This synthesis brings together the voices of key civil society organization practitioners and their practice-based knowledge to explore and to better understand how they contribute to legal and policy systems change.
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This working paper draws from the work and experience of 13 grantees (UN Country office teams, civil society organizations and government institutions) supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) to implement projects in the ECA region between 2007 and 2016.
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This synthesis review contributes to this focus on service provision but explores it through the lens of civil society organizations, learning from 11 projects implemented by 8 CSOs that received funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women;
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This synthesis review focuses on the role of schools as an entry point to end violence against girls and draws on the work of 51 organizations funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.
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This synthesis review focuses on the role of police as an entry point to end violence against women and girls and draws on the work of 52 organizations funded by the UN Trust Fund globally.
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This paper commissioned by the UN Trust Fund to End to Violence against Women (UN Trust Find), presents an external literature review by an external consultant on feminist and women’s movements in the context of ending violence against women and girls.
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This synthesis review draws on the experiences and practice-based knowledge of civil society organizations, especially women’s rights organizations supported by the UN Trust Fund, to document the impact on and adaptations to prevention programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.
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Women’s rights organizations and civil society organizations regularly face changing environments and sociopolitical challenges. The uncertain and context-specific nature of social change means that programmes to prevent violence against women and girls must work in adaptive ways.
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Civil society organizations working to end violence against women face numerous contextual challenges and resistance in the course of their work at multiple levels. Resistance to the work that seeks to prevent violence against women and girls is quite common.
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Designing effective training takes time and effort; it requires an iterative and adaptive process that is time and resource intensive. From the perspective of behaviour change, training can have enormous strategic value and be a critical pathway to prevent violence against women and girls.
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Adolescent-focused approaches as a means of preventing violence against women and girls are an important area for intervention and research. Adolescence is a critical time for both boys and girls, but adolescent girls in particular face new gendered risks at this life stage, because of their increased vulnerabilities to various forms of violence and harmful practices.
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Exploring intersectional approaches when designing and implementing projects is critical to preventing violence against women and girls, and key to realizing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 2 “Leave no one behind”.
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Mobilizing women as agents of change in their own lives is key for projects working to prevent violence against women and girls. As “community facilitators”, women beneficiaries of projects are a crucial link to the broader community of women that prevention projects need to engage with.
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Mobilizing communities is critical to preventing violence against women and girls. However, deeper understanding is needed of: the processes and factors that facilitate effective community mobilization in various contexts; how the changing dynamics of social contexts influence community mobilization programmes; and how programmes adapt in response.
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Faith-based actors and traditional actors are increasingly recognized as key to preventing violence against women and girls and crucial to realizing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 (achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls by 2030). Their reach and influence cannot be ignored, especially given their unique position in households and communities.
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On its 25th anniversary, the UN Trust Fund launches Annual Report for 2020, which highlights the results of funded civil society and women’s rights organizations despite the challenges of COVID-19. During 2020, UN Trust Fund grantees adapted swiftly to help protect and support women and girls during the unprecedented global crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team of the Pacific Community implemented the three-year initiative “Increasing women's access to justice: a project to implement the FPA in Solomon Islands” with support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women and the Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The final evaluation found that this pilot project helped to advance provisions of the country’s 2014 Family Protection Act (FPA) and contributed towards its implementation.
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Peruvian Women's Centre Flora Tristán implemented the project “Indigenous women ‘My city, my space’: local answers to violence and discrimination” with support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women for three years. The project aimed to reduce the risk of violence and racial/ethnic discrimination in public spaces for indigenous Amazonian women and girls in Satipo province. The final evaluation found that the project surpassed its goals.
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This independent, final evaluation presents the findings of the cluster evaluation of three small grant projects implemented between March 2017 and February 2020 and funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women:1. “Improving Access to Life With No Violence for Women Survivors in Central and Northern Montenegro”, implemented by SOS Hotline for Women and Children Victims of Violence, Niksic;2. “Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence in the Tetovo Region”, implemented by Women’s Forum–Tetovo in Montenegro; and3. “Actively and Publicly Combating Discrimination – Gender Based Violence”, implemented by the Center for Girls in Serbia. The final evaluation found that the empowerment and awareness-raising strategies implemented by the projects were effective, innovative and well adjusted to the target groups.