On #OrangeDay this 25 June, take action to reverse the funding shortfall for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls!
Resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls are severely lacking, yet opportunities in the coming months could be pivotal in reversing this trend and ensuring adequate resources in the future. Governments will come together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 13-16 July for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to discuss financing for development priorities under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the new framework for international development which is due to be adopted in September. This is a critical moment to urge those participating to put gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of the Financing for Development discussions and negotiations.
Learn more about available resources and initiatives by downloading the Orange Day Action Plan.
Here’s how you can add your voice to the discussion and help to raise awareness of the need to fund initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls:
- The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is the only multilateral grant making mechanism addressing this issue, yet it is able to fund just a fraction of the requests it receives each year. Support the UN Trust Fund athttp://www.untfsupporters.com/, watch and share the UN Trust Fund video, join theUN Trust Fund’s Facebook page and follow the UN Trust Fund on Twitter. Check out the Soko + UN Trust Fund bracelet and the @SayNO_UNiTE t-shirt which are helping to raise money for the UN Trust Fund, and encourage your networks to do the same using the hashtags #OrangeDay and #UNTF
- Find out if your government is participating in the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, and watch out for the outcome document to learn about what commitments it has made: http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/ffd3/preparatory-process/drafting-sessions.html
Civil Society Organizations: are you engaged in the conversation around the Third International Conference on Financing for Development? Learn about UN Women’s call to mobilize women’s groups around financing for development and how you can add your voice to the discussion: http://gender-financing.unwomen.org/en