UN Women today kicked off its annual activities for the UN Secretary-General's Unite campaign to end violence against women by 2030 at the first grantee convention of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund).
The meeting is taking place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from November 4 to 7. It will bring together the voices of activists and experts who work on innovative solutions to end the pandemic of violence.
For the first time, all current UN Trust Fund grantees will come together with government partners and the private sector to reflect and strategise on how to move the needle on ending violence against women, using their continuous work and experience as the foundation.
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo- Ngcuka delivered the opening remarks under the theme "Orange the world: Generation equality stands against rape!"
About 150 participants from civil society organisations, government partners and the private sector, who are implementing around 100 projects around the world, will exchange their knowledge, experiences, challenges and learnings on issues such as revention, provision of multi-sectoral services for survivors, implementation of national laws, capacity of small women's organisations etc.