UN Doles Out Grants to Help Prevent Violence Against Women

A U.N. trust fund focused on supporting efforts to end violence against women has allocated $17.1 million in grants for innovative and grassroots interventions in 34 countries, including Iraq and South Sudan.

The funds will be released as part of the U.N. Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’s 15th annual grant cycle and will be used for 22 initiatives that range from improving access to medical and legal services of women survivors of violence in Iraq to developing guidelines for the climate management of rape in South Sudan. The initiatives also include efforts to help HIV-positive women in Malawi connect with traditional leaders and to engage men and boys in community-level prevention campaigns in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.