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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launches its 2018 Call for Proposals

Monday, December 3, 2018

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 22 nd grant cycle (2018). Civil society organizations are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of USD 50,000 up to a maximum of USD 1 million for a period of three years. The application deadline is 18 January 2019 . Proposals are invited under the following three programmatic areas: Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end... More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launches its 2017 Call for Proposals

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 21st grant cycle (2017) from women-led and women’s rights organizations, humanitarian organizations, organizations of women with disabilities, organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOS), civil society organizations working with women and girls with disabilities and regional/international civil society organizations and networks (women-led, women’s rights and humanitarian... More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women awarded grants worth over USD 13 million to 36 organizations responded to the cycle 20th Call for Proposals

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is a multilateral grant-making mechanism working to fulfil the right of every woman and girl to live a life free of violence. Administered by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, the UN Trust Fund supports multi-year innovative and practical approaches that contribute to ending violence against women and girls in all its forms and in all contexts. Thirty-six new grants were awarded in the cycle 20th UN Trust Fund’s grant-making. These will... More

Village decision — makers take a stand for Samoa’s “nofotane” women

Friday, July 21, 2017

Seualuga Tauasa Malietoa, the 70-year-old Talking Chief at Manase Savaii village in rural Samoa, has pledged to support women’s rights. His commitment is the result of trainings that the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG), an FGE grantee, is conducting to engage local leaders as advocates for “nofotane” women. The term refers to women married to men from a different village and living with their in-laws. They are often exploited as domestic... More

Helping Philippine female migrant domestic workers face difficulties of going home

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Many of the Philippine women working abroad face exploitation and abuse, but they may face even greater challenges when it’s time to go back home. After long years of separation from family and country, they are estranged from children and spouses and have problems finding new work when they return back home. And despite so many hours of toil abroad, they often don’t have enough savings to get started again. These women have... More

Recruitment of new members for Youth Team Leader Clubs in the 2015-2016 school-year

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Youth Team Leader Club (YTL club) in Chu Van An high school recently completed its recruitment for new members for its second season in 2015-2016. “After posting our recruitment advertisement to our club’s Facebook, we only received nearly 20 applications. We were very upset. However, on the day of the interviews, as many as 70 students showed up to hand in their applications. It was much more than... More

Fund for Gender Equality call for proposals, now OPEN!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Innovative civil society initiatives seeking to spur women’s economic and/or political empowerment are invited to apply for funding. Fund for Gender Equality call for proposals, now OPEN! More

In India’s garment factories, stitching clothes and a culture of non-violence

Friday, November 28, 2014

A UN Trust Fund-supported project to reduce workplace sexual harassment is training thousands of workers in 24 factories in India and Bangladesh, through peer-to-peer education. More

In Fiji first responders train to address sexual violence in disasters

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Because the risk of violence against women and girls increases in the aftermath of a disaster, UN Women is supporting training for first responders and disaster-risk-reduction planners in Fiji to prevent, recognize and address violence in emergencies across the Pacific. More

Reducing harassment transforms Phnom Penh restaurant

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When Doeun Doun became the General Manager of a restaurant on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, morale was low and staff turnover was high. Of a staff of around 70, approximately 10 would leave each month, often women who were not happy with their working conditions. More

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