United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

Annual Report 2012

The work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is driven by a commitment to deliver on the promise to prevent and end human rights violations against women and girls. Every day, UN Trust Fund grantees make a direct impact on the lives of women and girls and promote equality from the ground up.

UN Trust Fund grantees find small and powerful ways to bring about change. They work with the recognition that we are all responsible for changing harmful behaviours and practices, protecting women’s rights, and supporting survivors. This UN Trust Fund Annual Report reviews the accomplishments of 2012 and offers perspectives on the questions confronted by grantees in every country: (a) what steps can communities take to move from a culture of impunity to a culture of zero-tolerance for violence against women and girls?; (b) how can programmes realistically protect some of the most marginalized and high-risk groups from violence?; and (c) how can we effectively engage men and boys in these efforts?