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Interview with Lisa Mossberg from the UN Trust Fund's partner, SIDA (Sweden)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The UN Trust Fund's partnership with Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is based on the shared recognition of women's rights organizations as key stakeholders for change on gender equality and ending violence against women. Since becoming a donor in 2019, SIDA has supported the UN Trust Fund's efforts to strengthen core capacities of civil society organizations serving women and girls survivors of violence. In 2020, SIDA allocated additional...

Happy Birthday 10th UN Women!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

10 years ago, on 2nd July 2010, the UN General Assembly voted to establish UN Women to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Fund sends its best wishes for a very Happy Birthday to UN Women from the UN Trust Fund and its grantees. Join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to UN Women.

Supporting survivors of sexual violence during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia

Friday, June 19, 2020

In Cambodia from 1975–1979, women experienced widespread sexual violence, including systemic rape and forced marriage, under the violent regime of the Khmer Rouge. Since 2011, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women has funded two generations of projects supporting the Victims Support Section of the ECCC, which has worked to ensure that women survivors of violence under the Khmer Rouge become visible and participate in the justice process.

Grantees working together for women survivors of violence living with disabilities

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In Cambodia, the Cambodia Women’s Crisis Centre (CWCC) and ADD International, both grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, work together to create a future free from violence for women and girls living with disabilities. CWCC provides services and access to justice for women and girl survivors of violence in Cambodia, and together with ADD International, the two organizations are striving to better serve women survivors of violence with disabilities. Watch this video and...

Interview with Charlotte Bunch

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Interview with Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar at the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. From the Fourth World Conference on Women to today, Charlotte Bunch discusses the evolution of women's rights over the past twenty five years

Closing video from the first UN Trust Fund global grantee convention

Friday, December 13, 2019

Watch highlights from the first UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women global grantee convention held from 4-7 November 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Trauma therapy for survivors of violence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Find out about how the UN Trust Fund grantee, Free Yezidi Foundation, ensures that women survivors of violence have access to services such as trauma therapy and counseling.

Amplifying the voices of UN Trust Fund Grantees: Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Watch Rapeepun Jommaroeng from UN Trust Fund grantee Rainbow Sky Association Thailand discuss successes in preventing and ending violence against lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and girls in Thailand.

Ending violence against women and girls with disabilities in Rwanda

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

In Rwanda, UN Trust Fund grantee UNABU, works with women and girls living with disabilities to make sure their voices are heard.

Ending Sexual Harassment in Cambodian Factories

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Watch this video to learn about the sustainability of a project from UN Trust Fund grantee, CARE Cambodia, on ending sexual harassment in Cambodian factories.

Amplifying Voices of UN Trust Fund Grantees: SOAR Initiative

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Chinyere Eyoh, Executive Director of UN Trust Fund grantee, SOAR Initiative, works to prevent violence against girls by mobilizing communities and schools to protect girls from sexual violence in two communities in Abuja, Nigeria.

Amplifying the voices of UN Trust Fund grantees: Shirkat Gah

Friday, September 27, 2019

Watch Ameena Rahman, the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for Shirkat Gah, a UN Trust Fund grantee, talk about the importance of taking an individualized approach to measuring change.

Amplifying the voices of UN Trust Fund grantees: Free Yezidi Foundation

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.

Specialized support services for refugee and Jordanian women and girls

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...

Amplifying the voices of UN Trust Fund grantees: SIHA (part 2)

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.

Amplifying the voices of UN Trust Fund grantees: ACEV

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.

Amplifying the voices of UN Trust Fund grantees: CREAW

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...

Amplifying the voices of UN Trust Fund grantees: Beyond Borders

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.

Women’s centres in Jordan support refugee and Jordanian women

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.

Gabriella Wright opens the UN Trust Fund's fundraising luncheon in December 2018

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.

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