Photo: Roberto Rojas

Photo: Roberto Rojas

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) supports innovative, promising approaches to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. Created by the UN General Assembly in 1996, and managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, it currently supports 95 initiatives in 71 countries and territories with grants totaling US$56.3 million.

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) supports innovative, promising approaches to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. Created by the UN General Assembly in 1996, and managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, it currently supports 95 initiatives in 71 countries and territories with grants totaling US$56.3 million.

In Colombia, Chile and El Salvador, a UN Trust Fund grant helps Sur Corporacion de Estudios Sociales y Educacion (Sur Corporacion), a civil society organization, in training police on enforcing laws and policies to stop violence against women and girls. Over 700 hundred officers have attended a course grounded in the principles of women's right to live free from violence. It teaches participants about different manifestations of violence, how to improve responsiveness, and how to track and follow-up on cases. A country exchange programme shares promising practices and experiences.

I am not afraid anymore and I will not go back to him anymore. I have received a lot of help and I know I can do it now. I have my own place, my daughter goes to kindergarten and now I only need a job. I can do anything now.

Elvedina, a survivor of intimate partner violence and a UNTF beneficiary, Gorazde, Bosnia and Herzegovina

UN TRUST FUND TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

95

Initiatives
Supported

71

Countries

56.3

Millions of USD
in total grants