The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women spoke to the Stars of Hope Society, an association run by women with disabilities for women with disabilities, to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected its vital work to end violence against women in the State of Palestine.

How has the pandemic impacted your work in ending violence against women and girls living with disabilities?

COVID-19 initially impacted the reach-out and awareness-raising activities planned within Hemaya and other projects. This was basically due to the quarantine [and] the movement, mobility and assembly restrictions imposed by the government. …

The ending violence against women ecosystem is interconnected by shared objectives and challenges. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) uses its platforms to amplify the voices of experts from various walks of life who have dedicated their careers and activism to women’s rights and the ending violence against women agenda.

Recently, we spoke with Kasia Staszewska; activist and an Interim Manager of the Resourcing Feminist Movements Initiative at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) about their decades-long advocacy and most recent research on funding feminist movements titled “Moving More Money to the…

Image with women and title “Take action to End Gender-Based Violence”
Image with women and title “Take action to End Gender-Based Violence”

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) has kept in close touch with grantee organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic to find out how they’re coping and what support they need. We spoke to Shruti Majumdar, the UN Trust Fund’s Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, who has analysed information from 144 grantees in 69 countries and territories. During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, Majumdar explained the value in listening to women’s rights organizations before embarking on new data collection during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is the only global grant-making mechanism dedicated to eradicating all forms of #VAWG. https://untf.unwomen.org/

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store