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Within Our Reach: Solutions to End Violence Against Women and Girls

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New York; UNWOMEN, 2014

The UN Trust Fund supports innovative, pioneering and promising approaches to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. Since its creation by the UN General Assembly in 1996, the UN Trust Fund has supported 368 initiatives in 132 countries and territories. It currently supports 78 initiatives in 71 countries and territories with grants totalling US$56.8 million. The UN Trust Fund’s determined and consistent work has allowed it to build up a body of knowledge about the kind of solutions that will have real impact and the contexts in which they will be most effective. This is the evidence on which the UN Trust Fund draws to invest strategically in initiatives that make a significant contribution to ending all forms of violence against women and girls at the local, national, regional and cross-regional levels. This track record of seeking and pursuing holistic approaches to end violence against women has, in turn, encouraged civil society organizations, governments and United Nations Country Teams to continue putting forward imaginative new proposals.