Introducing “Small and Mighty!”: a UN Trust Fund podcast
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launches a new podcast series: “Small and Mighty!”
In a world where violence against women and girls remains endemic, only 1 in 10 of the survivors approaches the police, and only 4 in 10 reach out for help. Those who do reach out are more likely to seek support from women they see as trustworthy and empowered, often survivors of violence themselves, who are working with small civil society and women’s rights organizations embedded in their communities and dedicated to ending violence against women and girls.
These organizations offer specialist services to survivors, campaign to challenge gender norms that perpetuate violence, and provide evidence to urge authorities to protect women’s right to live free from violence. They also have unique access to particularly underserved and hardest-to-reach communities that often are left behind or invisible in reports on violence.
Despite their vital work, these organizations are severely underfunded, their impact is under-recognized and they rarely have a seat at the decision-making table.
It is time they told their own stories: how they became an organization; how they expanded; how they navigate the mazes of grant applications and donor requirements; how they mobilize to change lives with meagre resources.
Listen now to “Small and Mighty!”, a podcast produced by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. It focuses on the crucial role played by small organizations working to end violence against women and girls, on their inspiring work to lead transformative change despite limited resources and major challenges; and, on their resourcefulness, flexibility and achievements for women and girls around the world.
Five episodes. Eighteen organizations. Decades of feminist-led work at community level.
*The views expressed in the podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the views of UN Women (managing the UN Trust Fund on behalf of the UN system), the UN or any of its affiliated organizations.