Global Fund for Women

Expanding civic and political participation

Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Pakistan
2011 - 2012

Global Fund for Women is one of the world’s leading funds established to support gender equality and the human rights of women and girls. They provide funding to the grassroots and campaign for freedom from violence, economic justice, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Established in 1987, the Global Fund for Women is a global community of over 20,000 donors, 2,000 advisors, and 500,000 advocates. HDF’s grant supported a group of grassroots women’s rights organisations in Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Nepal and Pakistan.


ONE BILLION CHILDREN. That’s how many girls and boys suffer from violence every year

The launch of Together to #ENDviolence, a global campaign and Solutions Summit Series to catalyse the political and financial commitments to end violence against children, gathered 1,900 participants from 130 countries.

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What works to prevent sexual violence against children?

The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. For far too long it has been a silent pandemic, with little awareness of the scope, scale, and consequences of the problem or understanding of potential solutions. That silence has allowed violence against children to perpetuate.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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