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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. I

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.

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.

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.

Case Study: South Sudan: Preventing sexual violence in humanitarian contexts

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), is implementing a school-based project to prevent violence against women and girls in the large camps for internally displaced people in the northern town of Wau.

Video story: Specialized support services for refugee and Jordanian women and girls

Monday, May 13, 2019

In two underserved communities east of Amman, Nuzha and Sahab, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’s (UN Trust Fund) grantee War Child Canada runs a project for Jordanian and refugee women and out-of-school girls. Part of the UN Trust Fund’s special funding window to prevent and end violence against women and girl refugees in humanitarian crises, War Child Canada operates two women’s centres.

Case Study: Pakistan: Community action to stop violence against women

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The project – Drivers of Change – is run by UN Trust Fund grantee Shirkat Gah, a women’s rights non-governmental organization in Pakistan. Shirkat Gah has recruited almost 600 women and men to support its violence prevention efforts in four rural districts of Pakistan ¬– Hyderabad (Sindh province), Jafarabad (Balochistan), Swat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Vehari (Punjab).

Case Study: Localized efforts to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities in Haiti

Friday, March 8, 2019

Beyond Borders (Depase Fwontyè yo in Creole) in Haiti has identified a gap in existing knowledge and focus on the intersection of violence against women and disability. Supported by a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), Beyond Borders is implementing a project ensuring that women and girls with disabilities are included in the Haitian adaptation and implementation of the innovative SASA! methodology.

Case Study: Raising Voices, Changing Power

Monday, February 25, 2019

Raising Voices, a Uganda-based non-governmental organization dedicated to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, implemented an adaptation research study of its successful methodology called SASA!. The SASA! approach aims to change social norms by addressing the imbalance of power between women and men – a key driver of violence against women.

Case Study: Women’s centres in Jordan support refugee and Jordanian women

Friday, January 18, 2019

During times of emergency and in fragile settings affected by humanitarian crises, women and girls are at a heightened risk of violence. The UN Trust Fund’s grantee Arab Women’s Organization (AWO), an Amman-based local NGO, runs two women’s centres to respond to the unmet needs of women and girl survivors of violence; serving both Syrian refugees and the local Jordanian community.

Case Study: #HearMeToo: Voices of survivors of Khmer Rouge violence in Cambodia

Monday, December 10, 2018

From 1975 to 1979 the Khmer Rouge committed specific forms of sexual and gender-based violence, including systematic forced marriage and rape, while carrying out mass killings in Cambodia. Since 2011, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) has funded two generations of projects to support the work of the Victims Support Section of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). The projects ensured that women survivors of violence under the Khmer Rouge regime become visible and have access to justice and reparations, as the evidence generated through projects implementation and by an external evaluation inform.

Case Study: Changing mindsets: Girls take the lead in ending sexual violence in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

In response to calls by the Nigerian government for non-governmental organizations to set up efforts to prevent and end violence against girls, the Sexual Offences Awareness and Victims Rehabilitation (SOAR) Initiative launched a project in 2016, with funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) to prevent violence against girls. The project is mobilizing communities and schools to protect girls from sexual violence in two communities – Dutse and Wumba – in the municipal area of the capital Abuja.

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York visits UN Trust Fund grantees in Serbia

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

HRH Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia on 11 September 2018. During the visit of NGOs, ASTRA and ATINA, Princess Eugenie was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in human beings for the better, creating safe spaces for recovery and opportunities for socio-economic reintegration. A supporter of the UN Trust Fund and co-founder of UK based The Anti-Slavery Collective, Princess Eugenie engages with organizations working to end modern slavery and human trafficking.

Video series: Multisectoral cooperation in action – effective service delivery to survivors

Thursday, August 23, 2018

In Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a UN Trust Fund grantee implements a project to address gaps in medical and legal processes for survivors of sexual violence. PHR’s Programme on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones brings together the police, the health sector, law enforcement, judicial system and other stakeholders to document and preserve forensic evidence of sexual violence. By providing better services to survivors and documenting evidence, PHR is working to end impunity of perpetrators and to ensure survivors of sexual violence have access to justice.

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