United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
Call for proposals 2017
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (“UN Trust Fund”) is a global multi-lateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. Established in 1996 by UN General Assembly Resolution 50/1661, the UN Trust Fund is administered by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on behalf of the United Nations System.
The movement to prevent and end violence against women and girls has made enormous strides since the UN Trust Fund’s establishment over 20 years ago. However, despite clear progress, violence against women remains a human rights crisis affecting girls and women all over the world, regardless of class, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability status or culture. Such violence is at the extreme of a spectrum of discrimination that denies women and girls a whole range of rights and is one of the key cross-cutting challenges identified in Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the SDGs), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015.
Applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small women’s organizations will be prioritized, in recognition of them being the driving force of the ending violence against women agenda, as well as being at the forefront of reaching women and girls survivors at the grassroots level.
Read the Call for proposals 2017.