Wednesday, June 23, 2021
As COVID-19 swept the globe – a health pandemic of devastating proportions – another storm of violence against women and girls (VAW/G) was unleashed. It is hard to assess what was more disturbing: the surprise at the horrific consequences, seen on the whole as an afterthought, of lockdowns on women and girls; or the fact that history keeps repeating itself. Yet again, it took the profound suffering caused by one global human tragedy to focus the world’s attention on another: the ease with which women and girls are harassed, beaten, raped and abused – on a COVID or non-COVID day.
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.
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...
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.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Corporación Con-Vivamos, a UN Trust Fund grantee in Colombia, is adjusting quickly to deliver services as well as collect data to ensure women and girls in marginalized communities are not invisible in reports of violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Backed by a small grant from the UN Trust Fund, CENDEROS is currently building community support that focuses on three main areas – prevention, care and monitoring – to ensure that women asylum-seekers, migrants and cross-border inhabitants can still access information and support services during the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.