Where do the funds I raise go?
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Funds raised through Safe. Everywhere. Always go directly towards the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, managed by UN Women. In 2022, more than 47 million people benefited from UN Trust Fund activities aimed at preventing and responding to ending violence against women and girls, with over 140 global initiatives launched to support women’s rights organisations and over 5 million women, including survivors of violence and refugees, receiving support through the programs.

Find out more about where your funds go here.

What is the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women?
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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is the only global grant-giving mechanism exclusively dedicated to preventing and ending violence against women and girls globally.

Focusing on preventing violence, implementing laws and policies, and improving access to vital services for survivors, the UN Trust Fund invests in life-changing initiatives for millions of women and girls around the world and has done so for 25 years.

Over two decades of persistent efforts from global activists have resulted in improved international laws and standards to end violence against women and girls and is committed to funding organisations that are operating at the grassroots level, focused on women’s rights, and that are women-led.

Find out more about the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women here.

Why is the UN Trust Fund necessary?
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Worldwide, one in three women will experience violence in their lives. From domestic violence to trafficking, it manifests in many forms with profound physical, psychological, and societal consequences. Despite decades of advocacy, its prevalence remains alarmingly high. The UN Trust Fund supports legal reforms, social and cultural change, and provides vital resources to grassroots organisations working to eradicate violence against women and girls in all its forms. The UN Trust Fund provides crucial support to ensure women and girls are Safe. Everywhere. Always.

What is 16 Days of Activism?
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Started by activists in 1991, The 16 Days of Activism is an opportunity for people around the globe to unite and take action to help put an end to gender-based violence.

Starting on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and finishing on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.

Are online donations tax deductible?
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Yes! Anyone who donates $2 or more through your online fundraising page will automatically be emailed a tax-deductible receipt.

Am I able to raise money offline and add it to my online total?
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It is best to use your online fundraising link to fundraise, but if you do receive any cash or cheque donations, you can deposit the money into your bank account and then donate directly onto your page using your credit card. The total on your fundraising page will then reflect the funds you raised offline.

How do I get my friends and family to donate?
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The key to getting donations is to SHARE!

Visit our Resources page and download as many social tiles as you want. Share these on your social media and link your posts to your fundraising page.

You can also login to your fundraising page dashboard and click on 'Get Support' from the drop down menu. Here we have provided you with easy links to share your journey through different social media channels and an email (feel free to personalise this!) to send to your contacts.

What happens if I don't reach my fundraising goal? 
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It’s ok if you don’t reach your fundraising goal – we understand fundraising can be difficult, the most important thing is that you did your best! Every dollar you raise makes a real impact in supporting UN Women global programs.

Getting Started

What is Safe. Everywhere. Always?
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Safe. Everywhere. Always. is our call to action to come together and commit to meaningful change to end violence against women. We all have a role to play in making safer spaces for women everywhere and always.

An estimated 736 million women globally — almost one in three — have been subjected to physical and or sexual violence at least once in their life. In Australia, women face a 1 in 3 chance of being assaulted, and 1 in 2 will experience sexual harassment in their lifetime. It’s not just a statistic, it’s a national disgrace. And when 1 woman is violently killed every 4 days in Australia, we can’t afford to wait.

Safe. Everywhere. Always. runs during the UN’s 16 Days of Activism from 25 November – 10 December and raises vital funds for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women.

Find out more about Safe. Everywhere. Always. and ways to get involved here.

What is the Safe. Everywhere. Always. Walk?
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The Safe. Everywhere. Always. Walk is a fitness and fundraising challenge in support of UN Women Australia. From 25 November to 10 December during the 16 Days of Activism, a global campaign against gender-based violence, Australians will be encouraged to walk, run or roll 30 to 100kms over 16 days while raising funds to support global programs addressing violence against women and girls.

Register to take the challenge today.

Who can take part?
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Anyone, anywhere can take part in this challenge! You can get involved as an individual, workplace, a team, a bunch of mates or a sports club.

Do I have to walk to participate?
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Absolutely not. We realise walking may not be for everyone and we encourage you to take part in the challenge and log your KMs any way you are able to.

Try running, cycling, rollerblading or the step machine at the gym! The possibilities are endless 😉

How much does it cost to register?
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It is free to register! Sign up here now.

How far should I walk?
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We understand everyone taking part will be at different fitness levels. You should choose an achievable KM goal when you register.

Whether you choose 30km, 100kms or your own km goal, every step you take over the 16 day challenge is raising awareness and funds to help put an end violence against women and girls.

How do I edit my fundraising page?
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Login to your account and head to your dashboard. Click on 'Edit My Page to personalise and update your fundraising page.

How do I log my KMs?
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Your fundraising page includes your personal distance tally so you can track your target and it’s also a great way to keep your friends updated on how you are going.

On 25 November, everyone’s distance tracking will return to 0km as this is the official start date of Safe. Everywhere. Always.

If you track your rides with Fitbit or Strava, your distances will automatically sync. If you do not use one of these apps, you can log your fitness activities manually. Click here and follow these instructions to sync your app.

If you have synced your app already but it is not working, please log out and log in again to re-connect.

Can I use my Apple watch to track my KMs?
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Due to limitations of our website, we can’t currently automatically sync Apple Watch data to Safe. Everywhere. Always.

For Apple users, we recommend that you log your KMs manually – just check your health app at the end of each day or week and input the KMs in your fundraising page dashboard. The instructions for manually entering your KMs are here

Teams, Workplaces and Schools

How do I create a Team, Workplace or School?
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You can create a Team, Workplace or School by clicking on the orange Register button at the top of the website. 

When you are registering, you will need to fill out your personal details before the Team, Workplace or School details.

If you set up an individual page and then decide to create a team, you will be able to do this from your fundraising dashboard.

How many people can I have on my Team, Workplace or School?
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You can have as many people on a team as you like! Teams are a great way to keep you motivated and accountable over the 16 days, not to mention making walking and fundraising that much more enjoyable.

How do I invite people to join my Team, Workplace or School?
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There are two ways to do this: 

1. At the time of registering, if you selected the public option for anyone to join your team, workplace or school, there will be a 'Join Us' button our your team page. Simply send the url of your team page out to potential team members and they will be able to click on the button and join. 

2. If you didn't select the public join option at the time of registering, to invite people to join your team, simply login in to your account and navigate via the drop down menu to your Workplace dashboard. From here, click on 'Organisation Members' and a link will be provided for you to send out.
How can I motivate my Workplace to be involved?
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Encourage and inspire your colleagues to become part of your team or suggest that they create a separate team to foster healthy internal competition. I.T vs Marketing anyone?

Motivate senior leaders within your organisation to participate in the challenge and set a positive example for others. Advocate for your workplace to match your staff’s fundraising efforts, contributing to the mission of ending violence against women.