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Empowering refugee women and girls

Monday, January 9, 2017

A UN Trust Fund project informs residents of the services available in refugee camps along the Myanmar-Thailand border, including three safe houses that offer psychosocial support. It runs workshops to raise awareness about violence against women and the rights of women and girls. Thousands of adolescents, male and female, have attended the workshops. More

In a community in Myanmar, a role model changes attitudes and actions

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

As one of 20 men trained as ‘role models’ in Kayah State and Rakhine State, Tin Moe Tun promotes a safe family environment, shares knowledge of women’s rights and organizes men to protect women from violence and to make sure they are included in community decision-making. More

Women gain political representation and leadership in rural China

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Working at the grassroots level, a programme in the world’s most populous country successfully trained young women to run in local elections, and dismantled negative perceptions and discriminatory rules that hindered women’s political participation. More

In host country Lebanon, refugee and rural women build entrepreneurship, cohesion and future

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Women entrepreneurs from refugee and host communities in Lebanon are using their unique skills and creativity to build their own model of social stability in Lebanon while launching economically viable businesses. More

Migrant women of Viet Nam claim social protection and rights

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

An estimated 40 – 50 per cent of migrants in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the two biggest cities in Viet Nam, are women, and they face distinct challenges. Low and unstable incomes and lack of social protection make them particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. But migrant women workers of Viet Nam refuse to live on the fringes any longer. More than 10,000 migrant workers have learnt how to access social welfare benefits, legal protection and health care. They are advocating for their rights and helping one another. More

From child labourer to women’s rights defender

Friday, June 10, 2016

In Bolivia, after studying at the UN Women-supported School for Women Leaders, an indigenous Aymara woman managed to overcome a childhood and adolescence of labour exploitation to become an advocate for women's rights. More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women marks 20 years with event in Amsterdam

Sunday, April 24, 2016

On 25 April, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), administered by UN Women on behalf of the UN System, will kick off celebrations of its 20th year of grant-making with an Amsterdam-based event at The College Hotel. More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women issues annual Call for Proposals

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women invites civil society organizations and governments to apply for funding through the 20th grant cycle (2016). The deadline for submitting concept notes is 4 May 2016, 23:59 EDT (GMT–4). More

Press release: UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality awards USD 7.3 million for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality has expanded it's global grant-making portfolio to 80 Countries in six years, More

Against an orange stage, a powerful performance raises funds to end violence against women

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

With melodies ranging from ominous to melancholic to upbeat, it was a show as grand as the concert hall it graced. Donating their artistry to end violence against women, on 19 October 90 principal musicians from 40 of the world’s great orchestras, ensembles and academies performed at Carnegie Hall. More

Rural Peruvian women spur local dairy industry

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, an association of rural indigenous women cheese and yogurt producers is growing, boosting incomes and economic independence. More

At Carnegie Hall, classical musicians crescendo to end violence

Friday, October 9, 2015

On 19 October 2015 at 8 p.m., principal musicians from the world’s great orchestras, ensembles and academies, will perform at Carnegie Hall, donating their artistry to end violence against women. Proceeds will support the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

Media advisory: United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women and Music for Life International pay tribute to the resilience of women

Friday, October 9, 2015

A benefit concert of the great Scheherazade-inspired works of Rimsky-Korsakov and Maurice Ravel celebrating the resilience of women and girls in the face of violence, a partnership between the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women and Music for Life International will be held on Monday, 12 October 2015, 8 p.m. at Carnegie Hall. More

Save the date: Benefit concert for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

On 19 October 2015 at 8 p.m., musicians will perform at Carnegie Hall, donating their artistry to end violence against women. The Scheherazade Initiative concert is a tribute to the resilience of women, their families and their communities in the face of violence as well as an urgent call to the global community to take action. Net proceeds from the concert will benefit the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

Girls kick violence with Grassroot Soccer

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visits a Primary School in Khayelitsha to see the impact of a male-founded sports-based programme which fosters girls’ empowerment and addresses violence against women. More

Coverage: Executive Director visits South Africa

Monday, June 1, 2015

During a week-long mission to her native South Africa from 1-5 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit UN Women programmes in the field, take part in a joint workshop for female entrepreneurs, attend the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 – which she will co-chair this year – where she will call for a new economic agenda that works for women and benefits all, and engage with a range of stakeholders. More

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to co-chair World Economic Forum during visit to South Africa

Friday, May 29, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will travel to Cape Town, from 1-5 June, to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015, which she will co-chair this year, and to visit UN Women programmes in the field, take part in a joint workshop for female entrepreneurs, and engage with a range of stakeholders. More

Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

More than 700 young Palestinians have received leadership and gender-sensitivity training and several have collectively drafted an alternative constitution that challenges the status quo. More

Fund for Gender Equality's application system is open

Monday, February 23, 2015

Innovative civil society initiatives seeking to spur women’s economic and/or political empowerment are invited to apply for funding. More

Ending gender inequality through the post-2015 agenda

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

At a panel discussion organized by UN Women on “The Centrality of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls for the Post-2015 Development Agenda,” panelists took at a deeper look at the latest post-2015 discussions, stressing that only a transformative approach can steer the world onto a more just, equitable and sustainable path. More

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