UN Women for Peace joins UN Women in the Fight to Curb Violence against Women

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Makes $170,000 donation to UN Trust Fund.

UN Women for Peace, a non-profit organization based in New York, is pleased to announce its US$170,000 pledge to the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women.

Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, Patron of UN Women for Peace and spouse of UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon together with Mrs. Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Chair of UN Women for Peace presented the check today to Ms. Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women.

Violence against women is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations. It is estimated that as many as seven out of every ten women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence. The crime of violence against women can only be eradicated through common concerted efforts. As such, the UN Trust Fund to end Violence Against Women is focused on efforts in conflict, post-conflict and transitional settings.

The Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, managed by the UN Women, is a leading global donor in the struggle to end violence against women and girls. The fund is the only global multilateral fund exclusively dedicated to ending all forms of violence against women, through harnessing the support of governments, corporations, individuals and foundations with the aim of encouraging innovative responses to addressing this pandemic of violence.

Since its inception in 1996, the UN Trust Fund has supported 351 programmes in 128 countries and territories with more than US$86 million disbursed. Demand remains high, and exceeds available resources by far: This year alone, the UN Trust Fund received 2,210 applications from 121 countries.

“UN Women for Peace is committed to highlight unity and solidarity in support of actions to eliminate violence against women. We chose to partner with the UN Trust Fund to secure much-needed services for women and girls affected by violence. Our organization is dedicated to building, in partnership, long-term solutions for a world free of violence. We invite the world community to join us in this effort.” said Ms. Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Chair of UN Women for Peace.

To learn more about the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, please visit http://www.lifefreeofviolence.org

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