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On 18 July 2024, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women held a webinar on its Annual Report 2023 to highlight the key results and impacts of its grantee partners during 2023.
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Throughout 2023, the UN Trust Fund continued its wraparound service model for grantee partners, to support their programmatic operations, adaptability and resilience.
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In line with its mission to build a world where women and girls can live free from violence, the UN Trust Fund invests in civil society and women’s rights organizations leading inspiring, bold initiatives around the world to address violence against women and girls.
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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) actively supported the implementation of 191 bold, life-changing initiatives aimed at preventing and responding to violence against women and girls in 68 countries and territories, across five regions. 
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AHAC, a Syrian women-led organization founded in Antakya, near the Syrian-Turkish border, has been serving the Syrian refugee community, especially Syrian women who have experienced trauma from social and sexual violence in Türkiye since 2014.
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In 2022, COMCAVIS TRANS received a grant and support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) to empower LBTQ women and provide comprehensive services to survivors of violence.  
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In Ecuador, the Centro de Planificiación y Estudios Sociales (CEPLAES) works to ensure that rural, Indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian and trans women, can exercise their political rights without fear of violence. 
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With support from the UN Trust Fund, CHEC, a women-led organization, is leading a three-year project to address three main barriers facing survivors of gender-based violence in Cambodia.  
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From 25 – 29 February, while part of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women team welcomed its grantee partners from the 26th cohort, the Operations team of the UN Trust Fund was leading a parallel workshop with nine UN Women Country Offices.
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From 25 to 29 February, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women brought together its #UNTFCommunity from its 26th grant cycle for a capacity enhancement workshop in Istanbul.
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With support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, Lesedi la Batho, a women-led and faith-based organization, is running a three-year project to empower and support survivors of violence against women and help them reclaim their rights.
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Circuit Pointe, a women’s rights organization in Nigeria, has been leading a project in Imo and Ebonyi states since 2022 to address violence against marginalized women and girls, including female genital mutilation (FGM). The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is supporting the project. 
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Support by a small grant by the UN Trust Fund, the Women's Support Center leads a project to support 1,080 women and girl survivors of interpersonal violence in seven regions, and internally displaced women and girls in three regions, in an effort to end the cycle of abuse in the COVID-19 and post-conflict context.
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The day of We Rise 2023 started off with a participatory session inviting grantee organizations to share reflections from Day 2 and expectations for the rest of the Regional Learning Exchange. 
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The second day of We Rise 2023 focused on reflections from grantee organizations, movement building to drive transformative change and thematic workshop sessions.
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On December 4, 2023, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) kicked off its first regional learning exchange, “We Rise 2023”, bringing together over 55 grantees located in Africa and Latin America who received funding from the UN Trust Fund under the EU/UN Spotlight Initiative for the past three years.
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Development Minister Andrew Mitchell announced the new support up to £18m for grassroots women’s rights organizations to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women at an event in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to mark the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
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Twice funded by the UN Trust Fund, the Women’s Justice Initiative, a women-led civil society organization, is working to improve service delivery, prevention of violence and access to justice for Indigenous women and girls living in rural communities in Guatemala.  
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Supported by a grant from the UN Trust Fund under the EU/UN Spotlight Initiative, the women-led organization Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises runs a girl-led project to prevent sexual violence and harmful practices against schoolgirls in 10 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 
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In Tajikistan, the public organization Women’s Center “Gulrukhsor”, supported by a grant from the UN Trust Fund, is leading a project to prevent violence against women living with disabilities by supporting them and their caretakers, including those from rural and Uzbek ethnic communities.