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On 23 November 2022, the UN commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, under its current global UNiTE umbrella campaign – “UNiTE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls”. 
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With the support of the UN Trust Fund, NCAV runs a project in Mongolia to provide disability-inclusive services to survivors of intimate partner violence.
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Supported by the UN Trust Fund, Sisma Mujer is providing women and girls at high risk of violence with psycho-legal support, legal representation and advocacy to improve protection of survivors and access to justice. 
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International Alert, a peace-building organization supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, is running a project in rural Tajikistan to prevent and end all forms of violence against women.  
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Women Challenged to Challenge is a small women’s rights organization pioneered and led by women living with disabilities, working in Kenya to reduce violence against women and girls with disabilities and increase the rate of conviction of abusers.
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With the support of the UN Trust Fund under the EU/UN Spotlight Initiative, the Bethany Project, a non-governmental organization, works to empower and support young women and girls in rural communities to end sexual and gender-based violence.
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In Mexico, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is supporting a project led by Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración (IMUMI - Institute for Women in Migration) that aims to improve access to specialist support services for women migrants from the Latin America and the Caribbean region.  
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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launches its first-ever podcast – "Pathways to Prevention".
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With the support of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, Association Ennakhil is leading a project in the Marrakech-Safi region to advocate for and implement new prevention, protection and support mechanisms for girl survivors or those at risk of violence in school settings.
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On 26 July 2022, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women held a webinar on its Annual Report 2021 to share the key results and achievements of UN Trust Fund grantees in 2021.
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As part of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) Special Window on addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities, Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) is implementing a project called “Leave No One Behind: Towards a VAW/G free Eswatini” in collaboration with the local non-profit organization Bantwana Initiative.
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The Women’s Support Center, a women-led organization twice funded by the UN Trust Fund runs a project to support women and girl survivors of violence, especially those who are displaced or otherwise marginalized.
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In Fiji, femLINKpacific leads a project to empower rural communities to end all forms of violence against women and girls, using women-led media platforms and strengthening local feminist networks during humanitarian emergencies.
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Art and Global Health Center Africa (ArtGlo), a women-led non-governmental organization, is running a project called Make Art for Women Activism in five districts in Southern Malawi to address violence against women and girls.
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Every year since 1996, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) has reported on trends in challenges to achieving freedom from violence for women and girls, at the same time highlighting how women’s rights organizations and feminist movements have harnessed opportunities and developed promising practices to counteract these trends.
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In 2021, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) adjusted its capacity development approach to align with the new Strategic Plan 2021-2025.
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The Institute for Young Women’s Development, a movement of young women from rural and mining communities in Zimbabwe, is tackling this endemic violence by empowering women through community organizing and movement-building.
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In 2021, with continued support from the UN Trust Fund, half of the grantees maintained the same level of service delivery, despite the severe challenges caused by COVID-19 and other crises.
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The year 2021 was pivotal as the UN Trust Fund introduced its Strategic Plan 2021-2025 with a vision to enable civil society to play a central role in delivering survivor-centred and demand-driven initiatives to end violence against women and girls.
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In 2021, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by other crises, put women and girls at increased risk of violence. Organizations funded by the UN Trust Fund directly helped 276,028 women and girls.