UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

by Singapore Committee for UN Women

Summary

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women currently supports 78 initiatives in 71 countries and territories, with grants totalling US$8 million, and provides help for effective and sustainable initiatives to prevent, address, reduce, and ultimately eliminate these violations of women's human rights. Your donation to the UN Trust Fund will go towards an effective and long-term investment in building a world free from violence against women and girls.
$455.04
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

79300 Karenni people have been displaced from their homes due to violence, mostly women and children. For the past few years, the Singapore Committee for UN Women funded grants under the UN Trust Fund towards the Karenni National Women's Organisation (KNWO). KNWO is a Community Based Organization and was founded on March 10, 1993 by concerned women individuals to organize women refugees who fled their homes to seek asylum along the Thai-Burma border in Mae Hong Son, North West of Thailand.

Solution

Based in a refugee camp on the Thailand/Myanmar border, KNWO uses one-on-one therapy, conflict resolution seminars for both men and women, and empowerment initiatives to allow the 10,000 survivors of gender violence to heal quickly and safely while ending the cycle of violence within the camps.

Long-Term Impact

Just 9 cents a day provides one Karenni survivor of gender violence with comprehensive counselling, support, and protection. Now consider - how many women's lives can we change in these refugee camps with continued support with proceeds in 2015?

Resources

http:/​/​unwomen-nc.org.sg/​
About the Karenni National Women Organization
About the UN Trust Fund

Organization Information

Singapore Committee for UN Women

Location: Singapore - Singapore
Website: http:/​/​unwomen-nc.org.sg/​
Project Leader:
Mrinalini Venkatachalam
Singapore, Singapore

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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