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In a country where an estimated 50 per cent of suicide cases follow burns violence, an NGO supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is helping survivors of burn attacks access treatment, counseling and legal aid they need.
After being attacked with a knife by in-laws, Shehnaz Bano filed a case under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act – a move that allowed her to escape the spiral of abuse and likely saved her life.
Indira Jaising, Executive Director of Lawyer’s Collective-Women’s Rights Initiative, a UN Trust Fund grantee, discusses a new documentary about the Domestic Violence Act in India.
Gender inequality and violence against women constitute one of the key drivers of the HIV epidemic. Violence against women and HIV are also mutually reinforcing.
“Getting to Zero”: Working together to end the twin pandemics of HIV/AIDS and Violence against Women
On occasion of World AIDS Day 2012, five UN Trust Fund grantees respond to the question: Is it possible to get to Zero HIV/AIDS without Zero Violence against Women?
The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries.
A conversation with Silvia Loli Espinoza, coordinator of the project “Articulation of Policies and Actions to End Violence against Women in the Municipality of Lima”, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. Ending violence against women, one of the most pervasive violations of women’s rights, requires concerted efforts worldwide. Municipalities play [...]
In the Genda Oromo village of the Kombolcha district in Ethiopia, 14-year-old Fetura Mohammed was appalled to learn that her father had arranged for her to marry an older man.
“I was perceived as a bad girl”, says Voleak, “because I worked at night, with a group of women with limited education, and managers pushed us to sit and drink with the clients and to compete for the big-spending ones”. In today’s competitive world, solidarity may seem outdated. For Voleak, a 25 year-old beer seller, [...]