You are helping to support survivors and keep women and girls around the world Safe. Everywhere. Always.

By walking in solidarity this 16 Days of Activism, you are supporting the 1 in 3 women who experience violence in their lifetime.

Violence against women is a grave violation of human rights. It comes in many forms and its impacts are deep.

It affects women of all backgrounds and can include domestic violence, sexual harassment, genital mutilation, trafficking, conflict-related sexual violence and gender-related killings. While survivors of gender-based violence experience the physical and psychological impacts, the consequences can also hinder women’s full participation in society, impacting families, communities and entire nations.

While decades of campaigning have put ending gender-based violence high on national and international agendas, there is still not enough being done to prevent violence.

The funds you raise will help UN Women’s work to prevent and respond to violence against women across the globe. All funds will be distributed to global programs by the UN Trust Fund, managed by UN Women.

Support the only global fund against violence against women

The UN Trust Fund is the largest international financing fund for combating all forms of violence against women and girls. Through violence prevention programs, legislation and improving access to essential services for victims, the UN Trust Fund has improved the lives of millions of women and girls over the last 20 years.

Why is the Trust Fund necessary?

Worldwide, one in three women will experience violence in their lives. This can take all kinds of forms, from sexual harassment to sexual assault and rape, from domestic violence to manslaughter and from forced marriage to genital mutilation.

Survival, Hope and Activism

Watch the trailer for Unsilenced, a three-part film which will be released during 16 Days of Activism.

How your funds can help


can provide psychological assistance to a woman or girl survivor of violence who is living with or affected by HIV/Aids in Egypt


can support one woman burns survivor’s physical and psychological recovery for one month in India


can provide three women survivors of sexual violence with medical support in a camp for internally displaced persons in Nigeria


can provide adolescents with an awareness raising kit on positive masculinity and violence against women and girls’ prevention in Morocco

UN Women Global Impact in 2022

5 million women
including survivors of violence and refugees received support through UN Women programs

140 global initiatives
were launched to
support women’s
rights organisations

157 laws across six regions
have been adopted or amended to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

38 countries advanced policies
to end violence against women and girls, focussing on prevention and addressing harmful social gender norms

More than 47 million people
benefitted from UN Trust Fund activities aimed at preventing and responding to ending violence against women

Find out more
Read our Annual Report in full
to learn more about our key
achievements in 2022