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Six months of global pandemic: UN Trust Fund assesses impact on violence against women and frontline organizations

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Six months into the crisis, the UN Trust Fund’s second assessment shows that the continued economic insecurity and movement restrictions are still driving increased violence against women and girls. It also highlights the urgent need to resource support services for survivors of violence provided by CSOs and women’s rights organizations (WROs) that are on the frontline of community responses.

India: Tackling new challenges to protect women and girls during COVID-19

Friday, September 25, 2020

Though their UN Trust Fund-supported project ended just before the pandemic began, SAHAYOG has since continued to build on the project’s achievements and adapted its work to meet the new challenges posed by COVID-19 to ensure the most marginalized women and girls can find help.

Webinar Invitation: Cluster Evaluation of three UN Trust Fund projects in Europe and Central Asia - 23 September 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is organizing a virtual brownbag event to present findings by the evaluators of a recently completed, external Cluster Evaluation of three UN Trust Fund projects in North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia on Wednesday 23 September at 8:30am EDT.

Chad: Resourcing local organizations to mitigate risks of violence against women and girls during COVID-19

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

One of 35 organizations awarded grants under the Spotlight Initiative in 2019, the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) is adapting quickly with much needed additional resources to ensure the safety of women and girls in Chad, as well as the well-being of their staff during COVID-19.

UN Trust Fund partners with Mary Kay to support survivors of violence during COVID-19

Monday, August 31, 2020

Prompted by the alarming increase in violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mary Kay Inc. together with the Mary Kay Foundation have partnered with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) to support front line women’s organizations to help survivors and those at risk of violence against women and girls during COVID-19.

Investing in progress to ending violence against women

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

In 2019, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) surpassed its Strategic Plan fundraising target of USD 20 million by nearly double and awarded almost USD 35 million in grants. This exceptional achievement has enabled the UN Trust Fund to support 79 organizations to continue reaching more women and girl survivors and at risk of violence.

Kenya: Responding to increased violence against women and girls during COVID-19

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW), a UN Trust Fund grantee in Kenya, is adapting quickly on multiple fronts to better serve women and girl survivors and those at risk of violence during the pandemic while calling for more gender-responsive national responses to COVID-19.

Movement building: Joining forces to end violence against women and girls

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

One of the central aims of the Spotlight Initiative is to strengthen women’s movements across the world. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is uniquely positioned to contribute to realizing this goal through funding contextually relevant initiatives and providing support to grantees, many of which are small, women-led and women’s rights organizations.

Pakistan: Multiple threats to women and girls living with disabilities during COVID-19

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has further marginalized women and girls living with disabilities in Pakistan. The UN Trust Fund's grantee Christoffel-Blindenmission Deutschland e.V. (CBM) is working with local organization Bedari to rapidly adapt in response to these unprecedented challenges especially on the ground.

Strengthening grantee evaluations to improve work to end violence against women

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In 2019, the UN Trust Fund looked at 79 final project evaluations, covering interventions implemented between 2011 and 2016 across all regions, to identify lessons learned in programming to end violence against women and girls. The analysis provided insights on how the UN Trust Fund can best support grantees to ensure high quality evaluations.

Nigeria: Rapid response to protect women during COVID-19 lockdown

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

As COVID-19 has spread, Alliances for Africa (AfA) has become increasingly concerned about the surge in violence against women and girls in Nigeria. Executive Director Iheoma Obibi shared AfA's quick responses to mitigate violence against women and girls with a multisectoral approach.

Rwanda: Prioritizing grassroots organizations to protect the most marginalized women

Friday, May 29, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, women and girls with disabilities have faced even greater risks of discrimination and violence. Funded by UNTF EVAW, the Rwandan Organization of Women with Disabilities (UNABU), a small organization of and for women and girls with disabilities, is adapting to the crisis to ensure that its beneficiaries remain safe and empowered.

Voices from the ground: Impact of COVID-19 on violence against women

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

As part of its initial response to the COVID-19 crisis , the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UNTF EVAW) surveyed its grantees to assess the impact of the pandemic and associated lockdowns. The replies confirmed the rapid rise in violence against women and girls and the challenges faced by struggling, often civil society led, support systems. They also revealed how quickly and nimbly grantees are adapting to maintain key aspects of their projects while protecting the safety of...

IDAHOT 2020: International solidarity as LGBTI people face heightened risks during COVID-19

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Shelters for Abused Women and Girls and EMPOWER, two UNTF EVAW grantees in Albania and Malaysia are working to ensure the safety of LBT women and girl survivors of violence. Their stories are told today to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May.

Cameroon: CAPEC empowers women and girls during COVID-19 lockdown

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC), a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), is reorganizing and reprioritizing its work to mitigate the risks of violence against women and girls, and maintain their well-being through economic empowerment initiatives.

Physicians for Human Rights: Strengthening the global response to COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Physicians for Human Rights, twice a UN Trust Fund grantee, is working to strengthen the global response to COVID-19 by advocating for a science-driven approach to the virus; pushing for decent working conditions for frontline medical professionals; and defending the right to adequate medical care for people most at risk.

Ending violence against women in the context of COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

As the current COVID-19 global pandemic spreads through the world, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), and its grantees, recognize the gender dimensions of the impact from the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes an increased burden of care for women, risk of increased levels of domestic violence and a decrease in the ability of service providers to respond to cases of violence. In this challenging time, the need to respond to the immediate and long-term consequences of the current crisis for women and girls is critical. The UN Trust Fund remains committed to its partners in the field who are essential in serving those who are too often left behind, and recognizes the critical role of women’s networks and women’s organizations.

Case Study: What grantees say about the UN Trust Fund

Monday, June 24, 2019

Through the UN Trust Fund’s annual partner survey and through a survey in conjunction with its mid-term review of the strategic plan 2015-2020; the UN Trust Fund heard from its grantee partners around the world. An infographic detailing results from the UN Trust Fund's annual partner survey in 2018. In the 2018 UN Trust Fund annual partner survey , 85 grantees in all regions participated in a survey about their experience of partnership with the UN Trust Fund as it relates to...

Case Study: The UN Trust Fund's reach in 2018

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

In 2018, a total of 7,885,356 people including women and girls, men and boys, government officials and the general public, were reached by UN Trust Fund grantee projects. Through 125 projects in 70 countries and territories, grantees changed the lives of at least 328,412 women and girls including 29,979 survivors of violence.

Event: Expert convening: Preventing violence against women and girls

Thursday, May 9, 2019

This week, at a conference entitled “Building a shared agenda on prevention of violence against women and girls” in Wilton Park, United Kingdom, Aldijana Sisic, Chief of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) presented results of the fund’s investments to prevent violence against women and girls.

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