UN Fund Frees More Financing to Combat Gender-based Violence

The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women is offering additional grants of USD10 million to support 13 initiatives aimed at addressing violence against women and girls in 18 nations.

The new grants will complete the fund’s 14th grant-making cycle of 2009, providing a total of USD20.5 million for 26 projects across 33 nations. Belarus, the Marshall Islands and Sri Lanka will be first-time recipients of the fund’s grants.

Among the new grantees include the Mother Child Education Foundation, which helps to engage fathers in Turkey in the prevention of gender-based violence within the family. Meanwhile, the Jordanian Women’s Union will set up the first regional non-governmental organization network in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to combat trafficking and protect women migrant workers’ rights.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.