[16days_discussion] UN Trust Fund Alert: Drastic Shortfall in Resources Threatens Women’s Safety

16 Days Campaign 16days at cwgl.rutgers.edu
Tue Jul 21 11:08:19 EDT 2009

Attached is a call for urgent assistance from the United Nations Trust 
Fund to End Violence against Women.

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (“UN Trust 
Fund”) is a leading global source of support for country and local-level 
action to end violence against women and girls established by the 
General Assembly. It relies on voluntary contributions from governments, 
the private sector and concerned individuals. Since its founding in 
1997, it has helped many women and communities around the world work 
towards eliminating the scourge of pervasive violence. Due to the global 
economic and financial crisis, the UN Trust Fund is facing a dramatic 
shortfall in donor contributions. This year, the Fund has received more 
than 1600 proposals from all over the world. But there’s only $9 million 
available. Not even half of the $22 million granted last year.

Please consider making a donation here: 

The CWGL Staff
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign
Center for Women's Global Leadership
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
160 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
Tel: 1-732-932-8782
Fax: 1-732-932-1180
Email: 16days at cwgl.rutgers.edu
Website: http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu 

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