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Case study: Supporting women and girl survivors of violence in Iraq

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Violent militias and religious extremists, combined with the mass displacement of civilians, have heightened the risk of violence facing women and girls in Iraq. Many women survivors of violence struggle to have access to justice and other state services. Supported by a grant from the UN Trust Fund, OWFI is supporting women and girl survivors of violence.

A focus on organizational resilience

Monday, June 21, 2021

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) promptly adjusted to ensure that its grantee organizations were strengthened and supported during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feedback from civil society organizations (CSOs) and women’s rights organizations (WROs) during 2020 showed that many were concerned about survival of the women and girls they serve, while ensuring organizational existence.

Indicators of success: Aggregating grantee results

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

UN Trust Fund results across its portfolio under three pillars: expanded access to multisectoral services, preventing violence, and implementation of laws and policies.   During the UN Trust Fund’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020, funding was increasingly focused on the ability of small, locally rooted civil society and women’s rights organizations to deliver services and activities that directly transform the lives of women and girls in their communities. Over the past five...

Women and girls directly benefited in 2020

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Overall, in 2020, at least 242,569 women and girls directly benefited from support that led to transformative changes in their lives, including through services or changes in social norms, attitudes and behaviours, through the work of UN Trust Fund-supported projects.

Launch of the UN Trust Fund Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Monday, May 10, 2021

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’s (UN Trust Fund) Strategic Plan 2021-2025 is grounded in the right of all women and girls to live free of violence. It seeks to achieve this goal through global solidarity and partnerships that enable civil society organizations, especially women’s rights organizations, to deliver survivor-centred and demand-driven initiatives to help feminist movements grow globally.

Eradicating female genital mutilation/cutting in Somalia

Monday, April 19, 2021

In Somaliland, an estimated 90 per cent or more of girls and women have been subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). The International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) has been working to eradicate FGM/C in Somaliland since 2001. Now, with support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, it is running a project in remote rural and internally displaced communities in three regions to empower villages to abandon all forms of FGM/C.

'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH': How a project can change lives

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The intervention is part of a project run by INERELA+ South Africa called “Strengthening the capacity of religious leaders to end violence against women and girls in South Africa, Burundi and Ghana”, which is being funded by the UN Trust Fund under the Spotlight Initiative. 

COVID-19 CRISIS: Woman Forum Elbasan adapts quickly to protect women and girls in Albania

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

In response to COVID-19, staff at the Woman Forum Elbasan (WFE) in Albania immediately began to work from home and adapt their services for survivors of domestic violence, all too aware of the sharp increase in violence against women and girls worldwide occurring during the pandemic.

Egypt: Reaching underserved women during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, April 30, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Al-Shehab, a twice-funded UN Trust Fund grantee, is quickly adjusting its operations so it can continue to provide essential services to marginalized women and girls in informal settlements in Greater Cairo in ways that are safe for everyone involved.

Words from women’s organizations: Supporting survivors of violence during the pandemic

Thursday, April 23, 2020

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women grantees, on the frontline of the response to the needs of women and girl survivors during this crisis, are sharing information on the impacts from the pandemic on beneficiaries and on their institutional capacities to provide necessary support.

Handcrafted partnership raises funds to prevent and end violence against women and girls

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

For International Women’s Day, SOKO, a Kenya-based social enterprise jewellery company is launching a new necklace exclusively designed to raise funds for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund).

Grantees working together for women survivors of violence living with disabilities: Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre and ADD International

Thursday, January 23, 2020

“I live with more hope. I experience less violence and more respect”, said Chann*, a woman survivor of violence living with a disability in Cambodia. She received targeted services from the Cambodia Women’s Crisis Centre (CWCC), a grantee of the UN Trust Fund. Together with ADD International, also a grantee of the UN Trust Fund, these organizations are working towards a future free from violence for women and girls with disabilities.

Survivors of sexual violence during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia speak out

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Since 2011, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) 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.

First UN Trust Fund Grantee Convention | Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

For the first time, all current UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) grantees will come together to exchange lessons and knowledge along with government partners, the private sector and UN staff during the 2019 UN Trust Fund Grantee Convention. From 4-7 November 2019, the convention will convene an expert group of over 150 participants on ending violence against women and girls to discuss what works in the field through the lens of global efforts to eradicate violence against women.

Case Study: Ending harmful traditional practices in rural Kenya

Monday, October 14, 2019

To reach women in rural areas, the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), implemented a project focused on addressing sexual and gender-based violence, ending early marriage and FGM/C in rural Kenyan communities.

Case Study: Engaging men to prevent violence against women in Turkey

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Mother Child Education Foundation (ACEV), funded for the second time by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), works to prevent violence against women by using the role of fatherhood as an entry point. Through a community-based approach, ACEV’s work seeks to facilitate long-term change in the behaviours of adult men to benefit women and girls.

Case Study: Harnessing the power of education to end violence against young women and girls in Serbia

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The organization Autonomous Women’s Center (AWC), funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, works to make young women and girls safer in Serbian schools by engaging students and teachers in actively addressing violence, improving educational practices and raising public awareness.

Case Study: 'We have made advances': Working together to end violence against underrepresented women in Chile

Monday, July 22, 2019

Corporación Humanas’ work brings underrepresented women and girls together to assess the context and breadth of violence against them and to increase their visibility, advocacy and capacity building.

Exchanging Knowledge: Learning from each other to end violence against refugee women and girls

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Over the past two years, the UN Trust Fund has invested in funding projects specifically focused on preventing and ending violence against refugee women and girls in the context of humanitarian crises. These organizations came together in September 2018 to share their knowledge, lessons learned, and shared challenges with other grantees working in similar contexts.

Video Series: Amplifying the voices of UN Trust Fund grantees

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The “Amplifying the voices of UN Trust Fund grantees” video series showcases the work of UN Trust Fund grantees around the world in their own words. Hear from grantees from South Sudan to Turkey discuss their work to prevent and end violence against women and girls through UN Trust Fund-funded projects.   CREAW | Kenya Through a partnership with  Physicians for Human Rights  and using the  SASA! Methodology , CREAW is building on UN Trust Fund...

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