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Adapted from a blog post by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Olesia Bondar, Director of the Ukrainian Women’s Fund (UWF) spoke to the UN Trust Fund on how the current crisis is affecting Ukrainian women and girls, and the key role of civil society and women’s rights organizations play in the context of humanitarian and intersecting crises.
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At the first ever grantee Convention of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), UN Women today kicked off its annual activities for the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to end Violence against Women campaign in support of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
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Princess Eugenie of York visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) in Belgrade, Serbia and was introduced to the work of organizations that are changing the lives of victims/survivors of trafficking in persons for the better.
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Ani Jilozian, 31, is the Research and Data Specialist at the Women’s Support Center in Armenia, which has been supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), for the period of 2015-2017.
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Women survivors of domestic violence might be breathing new life into their organic garden but the green goods empower back.
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Aiturgan Djoldoshbekova is participating in a school-based education programme to empower girls, initiate inter-generational dialogues to change attitudes and to end bride kidnapping, early and/or forced marriages. Her mother, Aigul Alybaeva, supports her daughter’s participation in the programme and talks with her about various issues, including violence against women and girls.
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UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey Ingibjorg Gisladottir and UN Women Programme Division Director Maria Noel Vaeza visited Bosnia and Herzegovina from 11-13 October to join a UN Trust Fund on Ending Violence against Women Knowledge Exchange event in Sarajevo They met with representatives from the BiH government, civil society organizations and partners to discuss issues such as aligning BiH’s gender agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals, and visited and received feedback from UN Women beneficiaries.
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A programme from the National Federation of Female Communities of Kyrgyzstan, supported by a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, has introduced the first-ever curriculum on gender-based violence in Kyrgyz language in schools in rural Kyrgyzstan.
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On her first official visit to Turkey, UN Women Executive Director meets high-level government representatives, civil society, the private sector and media, calls on all stakeholders to act now to end violence against women and girls, and emphasises prevention, ending impunity for crimes, survivor services, and engaging men to stop violence against women.
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A ground-breaking fatherhood project in Turkey brings fathers together to discuss family issues and dynamics that lead to more equitable and non-violent households.
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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.