The 2010 Annual Report of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) highlights innovative programmes and promising practices in the field of ending violence against women and girls. Results described in this report focus on the UN Trust Fund's investments in three priority areas: prevention, expanding access to survivor services, and strengthening implementation of laws, policies and action plans.
The report profiles the efforts of civil society, governments and UN country teams across the world, that are advancing our understanding of what works in ending violence against women and girls. Partners in Lebanon and Brazil, for example, are designing, testing and evaluating strategies to find the most effective ways to engage men and boys in ending violence against women and girls. In post-conflict Sierra Leone, a programme assists women survivors of sexual violence during the country's long civil war to find sustainable livelihoods and other forms of reparations. In Argentina, India, the Russian Federation and Tanzania, a project engages women in to collect data on women's safety in cities that influences local policy decisions on urban planning and public safety.
In 2010, the UN Trust Fund distributed US$10.1 million to 13 initiatives in 18 countries and territories, which are expected to reach an estimated 2.43 million beneficiaries. To date, the UN Trust Fund has supported 317 programmes in 124 countries and territories with over $60 million in grants.