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The project “Strengthening Women Survivors of Violence”, implemented by Asosiasaun Chega! Ba Ita, was funded from January 2015 to December 2017 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that the project contributed to intergenerational collaboration amongst the women beneficiaries and strengthened relationships with civil society partners to support survivors of violence.
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The project “Creating a Coordinated Response Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Domestic Violence in Armenia”, implemented by the Women’s Support Center in Armenia, was funded from January 2016 to January 2018 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that the project increased awareness about domestic violence and gender-based violence, and improved the practices of service providers and police officers.
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The project “Combating Gender Based Violence”, implemented by the Psycho-social Counselling Center for Women in collaboration with QADER for Community Development and Almuntada, was funded from January 2015 to December 2017 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation concluded that the project had empowered women and girls to talk about issues of violence both within and outside the family context.
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The project “Know Her Rights”, implemented by the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development in Jordan, was funded from January 2016 to January 2018 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation concluded that collective action is needed to prevent violence against women, and that the project had successfully engaged various actors representing government, media, education and health.
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The project “Deinstitutionalize and End Violence against Women with Disabilities in Custodial Institutions”, implemented by Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia, was funded from January 2016 to January 2018 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that the project successfully brought the perspectives and experiences of women with disabilities in institutions to the attention of decision-makers, prompting institutional and policy change.
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The project “Access to Justice for Girls and Women with Disabilities – Zimbabwe”, implemented by Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe, was funded from January 2015 to December 2017 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation concluded that the project made significant changes to the lives of girls and women with disabilities, particularly relating to women’s empowerment, court cases, access to medical services, and capacity development of civil society organizations.
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The project “Engaging Faith-Based Organizations to Prevent Violence against Women & Girls and Increase Survivors’ Access to Services”, implemented by Episcopal Relief and Development, was funded from January 2015 to December 2017 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that local participation in faith-based activities – where awareness was raised about gender-based violence and available support services – resulted in significantly less violence against women and girls.
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Report of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women on the activities of the United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women 2018.
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Preventing violence against women and girls is a key element of most projects funded by the UN Trust Fund. Because early intervention at an age when social attitudes are being formed is especially important for effecting change, the UN Trust Fund supports many projects that aim to make schools and other educational settings safe places for girls, where they are empowered to develop their human rights potential free from violence.
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The project “Promoting Justice for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in China”, implemented by Equality in collaboration with Common Language, Women’s Network Against AIDS-China and Media Monitor for Women Network, was funded from January 2016 to December 2017 by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found the project had successfully leveraged a network of NGOs to tackle domestic violence faced by women and girls, including lesbian, bisexual and transgender women; and those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) recognizes the often acute and high levels of global violence against indigenous women, including femicides and disappearances. For this reason, many of the projects it supports aim to prevent violence or ddress the factors that contribute to violence against indigenous women.
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Women and girls with disabilities experience many of the same forms of violence all women and girls experience (e.g. psychological, physical, sexual and economic abuse). However, they suffer up to three times greater risk of rape, are twice as likely to be survivors of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence and are likely to experience abuse over a longer period and with more severe injuries than women without disabilities.The UN Trust Fund supports projects to end violence against women and girls with disabilities.
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The UN Trust Fund has established a special funding window that supports organizations which specifically address violence against women and girls in the context of humanitarian crises and disaster response. Under this window, the UN Trust Fund is currently investing US$2.5 million in five organizations. Three organizations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and two in Jordan are the current beneficiaries of this funding.
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The UN Trust Fund is investing more than US$22 million to end violence against underserved and marginalized women and girls to ensure that no one is left behind. The UN Trust Fund invests in improving the delivery of services and transforming harmful, discriminatory attitudes to prevent and end violence against LBT women.
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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’s (UN Trust Fund) 2016 Annual Report includes progress and milestones from the past year. In 2016, UN Trust Fund grantees reached 6 million people with their programmes to prevent and end all forms of violence against women and girls that are being implemented around the world.
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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women funded Grassroot Soccer’s initiative “SKILLZ Street Plus”. The project aimed to improve the ability of girls aged 13 to 16 to choose intimate partners who respect gender equality and to prevent and address violence in their lives. The final evaluation concluded that the programme was well implemented, with coaches efficiently delivering school-based sessions.
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Report of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women on the activities of the United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women to the Commission on the Status of Women.
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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women provided funding to the Initiative pour la Protection des Droits des Femmes (IPDF) from January 2013 – November, 2016 to aid in financing their initiative “Synergy.” The evaluation found that the actions undertaken by the project, such as the consolidation of local partnerships, campaigns to raise awareness within the communities and access to legal, social and economic services in the center, have been significantly successful in reaching its aim, and, for some set outputs, the results went beyond expectations.
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Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha implemented the project “Safe Schools Safe Communities” between January 2014 and December 2016 with grant support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that the project succesfully addressed the specific needs of girls to allow them to be empowered and protected from gender-based violence in their schools and community.
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In January 2015, Alliance against Discrimination of LGBT People launched the two-year project “Reduce Violence against Women, with Focus on LBT community in Albania”, with the support of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The final evaluation found that the project improved the lives of LBT women experiencing violence, especially of those living outside the capital, mainly through improved and more integrated care.