Indicators of success for 2022
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) supports initiatives under three broad programmatic areas:
- improved access for women and girls to essential, specialist, safe and adequate multisectoral services;
- increased effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability; and
- improved prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in behaviours, practices and attitudes.
Through the annual monitoring of 21 common indicators, including five specifically on COVID-19 adaptations, the UN Trust Fund is gaining valuable insights on the results achieved by its grantee organizations.
In 2022, through the work led by 186 grantee civil society and women’s rights organizations, over 62,000 women and girls received multisectoral support services. These specialist services included psychosocial counselling, safe shelter, legal advice and healthcare.
This success was partly due to the capacity building work of UN Trust Fund grantees with 2,178 institutions and 13,288 service providers to improve service provision for women and girl survivors of violence and those at risk.
In Peru, Paz y Esperanza (Peace and Hope) trained judicial actors, healthcare workers, police personnel and government officials on how to respond to the specific needs of women and girls living with disabilities, highlighting the need to provide accessible and inclusive services, measures and accommodation.
In addition, UN Trust Fund-supported projects enabled over 21,000 women and girls to access justice in 2022. In parallel, 19,516 cases of sexual and gender-based violence were reported or referred to local or state service providers.
FIDA Cameroon worked closely with paralegals who were setting up protocols and processes on drafting and following up complaints from survivors to help them access justice.
Initiatives to prevent violence
UN Trust Fund grantee organizations also led prevention activities in 2022, ranging from awareness-raising campaigns to training on violence against women and girls. Some 1,275,730 women and girls accessed information, goods and resources/services to help prevent violence.
In Albania, the Shelter for Abused Women and Girls (Shelter Edlira Haxhiymeri) conducted various community outreach activities to raise awareness of the rights of women and girls, including lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, and inform them about available support services. Over 80% of the women and girl beneficiaries who were surveyed said they had increased knowledge about gender-based violence and coordinated referral mechanisms.
Empowering women and girls
During the year, 116,052 women and girls were empowered through new skills and capacity building. Some 67,620 women and girls reported increased capacity to participate in public life in order to exercise greater leadership to end violence against women and girls.
In India, the Martha Farrell Foundation trained women domestic workers, who in turn empowered and mobilized their peers to advocate and lobby to end sexual harassment at work.
Fast provision of emergency needs
Throughout 2022, the compounding impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other emerging and protracted crises, such as conflicts or natural disasters, put women and girls at higher risks of violence. As first responders during such crises, grantee organizations provided food, hygiene, sanitation and other emergency parcels to over 26,700 individuals.
Stay tuned and read all the snapshots of 2022 in the run-up to the publication of the UN Trust Fund’s 2022 annual report at the end of June 2023:
- Grantee organizations continued to protect women and girls in 2022 despite severe challenges