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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, created in 1996, supports practical steps to tackle violence against women and girls in all its forms. It provides help for effective and sustainable initiatives to prevent, address, reduce and ultimately eliminate these violations of women’s human rights.
Every year, the UN Trust Fund provides funding to civil society organizations, governments and UN Country Teams. The process for awarding grants is competitive, open and transparent so we can be sure the projects we support are those best placed to:
- Prevent violence against women and girls by supporting groups at particular risk, such as teenage girls, Indigenous women and women members of minority ethnic groups; and engage with strategically important groups such as young people, men and boys, and traditional and faith-based leaders.
- Expand access to services for women and girl survivors of violence and improve the capacity of those providing services, including legal assistance, psychosocial counselling and health care, to respond effectively to their needs.
- Strengthen implementation of laws, policies and action plans on violence against women and girls, including by improving the collection and analysis of information and helping institutions become more effective, transparent and accountable.
- Assist survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.
- Address the links between violence against women and HIV/AIDS.
This brochure outlines the UN Trust Fund's work and funding for organizations around the world, showcases where money goes and what these funds can achieve.
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