UN TRUST FUND TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ANNUAL REPORT 2017
"I want to thank those who initiated this project and tell them that they changed our lives ... I even thought of suicide after what happened to me. It was they who gave me the courage to continue living. "
Survivor of violence and participant in a project implemented by UN Trust Fund grantee Children’s Life in Rural Area in Cote D’Ivoire
The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is the only global grant-making mechanism exclusively dedicated to eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and has supported 462 organizations over the past 21 years. It invests in innovative and evidence-based civil society-led solutions and life-changing programmes with a focus on preventing violence, implementing laws and policies to address and eliminate violence against women and girls and improving access to essential services for survivors. It is managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, involving 21 UN development agencies in its decision-making processes through its Programme Advisory Committee. UN Trust Fund grantees demonstrate that with sustained resources and dedicated work, violence against women and girls can be prevented and eliminated.
“Every year is dubbed “a year like no other”, but 2017 truly was more dramatic than many other years in recent memory. It was a year we won't soon forget”.
2017 in brief
The cost of reaching beneficiaries in 2017 was USD 3 per person.
In 2017, the UN Trust Fund managed 120 projects aimed at preventing and addressing violence against women and girls in 80 countries and territories.1
WOMEN AND GIRLS
At least 340,833 women and girls benefited directly from services, empowerment activities and protection from violence during the year, including 45,950 survivors of violence.
A total of 6,362,155 people, including women and girls, men and boys, government officials and the general public, were reached by supported projects during the year.
In 2017, the UN Trust Fund sought in particular to reach women and girls from marginalized and underserved communities and groups who face particular challenges because of discrimination, poverty or isolation in rural or remote settings. Among those directly served by UN Trust Fund grantees, for example, were:
women and girls with