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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.

PRESS RELEASE: Spotlight Initiative, European Union and UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women announce additional USD9 million for women’s organizations during COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Over the past month, the European Union and United Nations Spotlight Initiative (Spotlight Initiative) and the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UNTF EVAW) have been listening carefully to our grantees who are facing many challenges as they address ending violence against women and girls in the specific context of the global COVID-19 pandemic within their countries and communities. In a light of our overall analysis of received information and as an immediate response, we are pleased to announce a new allocation of USD 9 million for immediate support to the work of all of our existing grantees (44) in Sub-Saharan Africa - with a primary focus on the institutional response, risk mitigation and recovery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

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