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It can be difficult to identify the exact moment that we are touched by change. But Ali Raad, a secondary school teacher from the Lebanese village of Baalbek, can trace one such moment to a community discussion, arranged by a local NGO. “I didn’t know what gender was really about until I attended the training,” [...]
Australia-UN Women joint press statement during Michelle Bachelet official trip to Australia August 2012.
A policy paper recently released by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women emphasizes that survivors of violence and HIV-positive women are the experts on their own lived experiences, and their engagement in all aspects of awareness-raising and programmatic interventions should be increased.
A project supported by the UN Trust Fund in Liberia combats discriminatory traditional justice systems, low awareness of protection laws, and defines better what constitutes violence against women.
In a primary school in Istanbul, a group of men sit on small wooden chairs, holding a lively discussion. Some have their hands raised, waiting for their turn to speak; others look deep in thought as they take down notes. This is not the first time that the men have occupied the room, and yet [...]
The Sistren Theatre Collective, a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women , has been internationally honoured with the Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre , given to organizations globally that “extend humanity’s social imagination”. In its 35th year, the Jamaican women’s organization was recognized for its enduring work for [...]
“I was raped during the war by three men. I live with two stigmas: of rape and of HIV.” In her statement, Benetta describes the situation of thousands of Liberian women. But what makes Benetta different is that she is breaking the silence around these difficult issues. “Most women will not disclose their positive status [...]
UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Marks 15th Anniversary – New Call for Proposals Announced
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, and in tribute to grassroots activists around the world who are at the forefront of the efforts to end the pandemic of violence, the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women announced its new global Call for Proposals to support country-level programmes to end violence against women and girls.
“Many women, especially in Roma communities, suffer from several forms violence without even recognizing it,” says Indira Bajramovic, a pioneer for Roma women’s rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
At 24 years old, Laura has already endured a lifetime of suffering. Growing up in an indigenous community in Quetzaltenango, in western Guatemala, Laura lost her mother at the tender age of 13. She dropped out of school to become the substitute mother for her eight siblings. Her father turned to alcohol, which fueled violence. [...]