HRH Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia on 11 September 2018. During the visit of NGOs, ASTRA and ATINA, Princess Eugenie was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in human beings for the better, creating safe spaces for recovery and opportunities for socio-economic reintegration. A supporter of the UN Trust Fund and co-founder of UK based The Anti-Slavery Collective, Princess Eugenie engages with organizations working to end human trafficking. Read more at untf.unwomen.org.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Watch Hewan Arsan Omer, Project/Country Coordinator for the Free Yezidi Foundation speak about the project’s work to support Yezidi women survivors of violence through trauma therapy and counseling in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Monday, May 13, 2019
In two underserved communities east of Amman, Nuzha and Sahab, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’s (UN Trust Fund) grantee War Child Canada runs a project for Jordanian and refugee women and out-of-school girls. Part of the UN Trust Fund’s special funding window to prevent and end violence against women and girl refugees in humanitarian crises, War Child Canada operates two women’s centres. The centres run a 15-session programme which includes psycho-social support and referral...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Watch as Martha Tukahirwa highlights how UN Trust Fund grantee Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) works to end sexual violence against girls in camps for internally displaced people in South Sudan.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
ACEV aims to transform gender norms in communities using fatherhood as an entry point to prevent violence. Their methodology is now being replicated around the country, generating grassroots movements of engaged citizens. Watch this interview with Suna Hanoz, International Programs Manager of ACEV, discuss the societal change the project strives for through their work with fathers.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Watch this interview with Wangechi Moegi, Executive Director of the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) in Kenya to learn about their cooperation and exchange across the UN Trust Fund’s portfolio. Through partnership with Physicians for Human Rights and using the SASA! Methodology, CREAW is building on UNTF’s grantees’ results to create change for women and girls. Learn more about CREAW’s three-pronged approach to prevent and end violence against women and girls in Kenya in this...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Beyond Borders in Haiti has identified a gap in existing knowledge and focus on the intersection of violence against women and disability. Watch this interview with Sara Siebert to learn how Beyond Borders has adapted the SASA! methodology in efforts to prevent and end violence against women with disabilities in Haiti.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The UN Trust Fund’s grantee Arab Women’s Organization (AWO), an Amman-based local NGO, runs two women’s centres to respond to the unmet needs of women and girl survivors of violence; serving both Syrian refugees and the local Jordanian community. In these centres, Syrian refugee women and local Jordanian women alike receive access to support services including case management, legal consultations, referral services and skills training.
Monday, February 25, 2019
During the UN Trust Fund’s fundraising luncheon in December 2018, actor and activist Gabriella Wright narrated the powerful story of Alice, a young woman survivor of violence from Zimbabwe, who is deaf. Alice accessed justice by taking her attacker to court, with the support of Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe, a UN Trust Fund-funded project which provides specialist services to girls and women with disabilities.
Friday, January 25, 2019
To bring the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2018 to a close, a fundraising event for the life-changing work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women was held in Santa Monica, Ca.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
NGO ATINA, a UN Trust Fund grantee, is working to support refugee women and girl survivors of trafficking in Serbia. By providing training through craft workshops and developing business skills through a local bagel shop, ATINA supports survivors of trafficking to reintegrate into society and reach economic independence. The reintegration efforts complement other services ATINA provides, such as psychosocial support, legal aid and safe houses.
Friday, December 14, 2018
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is the only global grant-giving mechanism exclusively dedicated to preventing and ending violence against women and girls globally. Watch and see examples of results and successes over the past 22 years.
Friday, December 14, 2018
During her visit to UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women grantees in Serbia, Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York interviewed Aldijana Sisic, the Chief of the UN Trust Fund, about her long-term commitment and engagement in pursuing the goal of building a world free from violence for women and girls.
Friday, December 14, 2018
To commemorate Human Rights Day and the culmination of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women held a fundraising luncheon on 10 December in Santa Monica, Ca. Hosted by UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman, the event celebrated the ground-breaking initiatives supported by the UN Trust Fund across the world over the past 22 years and highlighted the work that remains to...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
In Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UN Trust Fund grantee Physicians for Human Rights implements a project to gather forensic evidence to support judicial processes.
Friday, September 14, 2018
HRH Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia on 11 September 2018. During the visit of NGOs, ASTRA and ATINA, Princess Eugenie was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in human beings for the better, creating safe spaces for recovery and opportunities for socio-economic reintegration. A supporter of the UN Trust Fund and co-founder of UK based...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
In Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (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...
Monday, May 14, 2018
ACDemocracia, a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, works in 10 districts in Ecuador to address gaps in service delivery and to guarantee women’s access to justice within the project titled, “Integral intervention to guarantee access to justice for women survivors of violence”.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Gabriela* and her son faced years of abuse from her former partner. When she fell into depression and needed support, she received a visit from Viviana, a lawyer at the Women’s Justice Initiative. The Women’s Justice Initiative is a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women in Guatemala. *Name changed to protect the identity of the survivor. Speaking Up is an audio series dedicated to documenting the voices of women worldwide.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
The UN Trust Fund to End violence against Women grantee, Astra, works in Serbia to strengthen the support services for women survivors of trafficking. Watch this video and learn more about their work.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is supporting a project run by MDRI-S, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for the rights of women with mental disabilities, with a small grant. MDRI-S is the first organization in Serbia bringing the lives and narratives of women with mental disabilities living in custodial institutions to the attention of the public. See more at untf.unwomen.org