Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality Series

Group of paralegals, both men and women, standing outside on grass, with bicycles in front of them
Morungatuny paralegals receive bicycles to conduct awareness raising activities on violence against women and girls living with disabilities. Credit: NUWODU (Uganda)

In 2018, to further its commitment to reach marginalized women and girls, and in recognition of the chronic underfunding in this area, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) established a special funding window aimed at addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities. This Special Window, which provided funding for three-year projects, aimed to spark a shared journey between the UN Trust Fund and civil society organizations to facilitate a better understanding of the challenges in this field and inform evidence-based programming and advocacy efforts.   

With the projects now concluded, the UN Trust Fund commissioned work to compile key lessons and results of the 22 projects funded under the Special Window, as well as 40 projects funded under its General Window that identified women and girls with disabilities as primary beneficiaries in their project proposals. The resulting papers, developed in collaboration with grantees, are: