|Region||Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North Africa|
Gender Equity (Gender)
Established by UN General Assemblyresolution 50/166in 1996 and administered by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, the UN Trust Fund works with non-governmental organizations, governments and UN country teams to:
Prevent violence against women and girlsby empowering groups especially at risk of violence, including adolescent girls and indigenous or ethnic minority women, and engaging strategic groups such as youth, men and boys, and traditional and faith-based leaders in prevention efforts;
Expand the access of women and girl survivors of violence to servicesincluding legal assistance, psychosocial counseling, health care, and building the capacity of service providers to respond effectively to the needs of women and girls affected by violence;
Strengthen the implementation of laws, policies and action plans on violence against women and girls through data collection and analysis, building capacities of service providers and strengthening institutions to become more effective, transparent and accountable in addressing violence against women.