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


Bangkok, Thailand — 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.

A mother and a daughter from Kailali District, Nepal standing in front of a ‘Chaupadi hut’ that they no longer use to shelter menstruating women and girls and soon will be demolished. Photo: UN Women/Nuntana Tangwinit

Thirty-six new grants were awarded in the cycle 20th UN Trust Fund’s grant-making. These will support initiatives in 30 countries and territories that respond to the three priority areas identified by the Fund as of strategic importance in addressing violence against women and girls: prevention; expanding survivors’ access to support services; and strengthening the implementation of laws, policies and action plans aimed at eliminating violence.

In Asia and the Pacific, 7 grants were awarded worth USD 3.12 million to 6 Civil Society Organizations and a regional inter‐ governmental entity in 5 countries for the implementation in 2017 – 2019.

The UN Trust Fund is currently funding 24 active programmes in 13 countries to address violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific, representing 23.4 per cent of its global portfolio as of August 2017.

Cambodia Women's Crisis Center
Promoting Women's Dignity
Samatapheap Khnom Organization
Empowering, Enabling and Educating: Bridging the Gap between Communities and Services to stop Violence Against Women and Girls
Sahayog Society for Participatory Rural Development
Partnering for Change
Asia Pacific Network of Service Workers
Ending violence against sex workers in Myanmar
Shirkat Gah‐Women's Resource Centre
Drivers of Change
Solomon Islands
Family Support Centre
Transforming communities to end sexual and gender‐based violence
Solomon Islands
The Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team of the Pacific Community
Increasing women's access to justice: a project to implement the FPA in Solomon Islands
To see details, pleae click on awarded organizations in the list above.

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