Trócaire

Addressing traditions that expose women and girls to violence

Malawi
2012 - 2019

Trócaire was established by the Catholic Church in 1973 as a way for Irish people to support the most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of development in Ireland. They work with local and church partners to support communities in over 20 developing countries with a focus on food and resource rights, women’s empowerment and humanitarian response. Grant funding from HDF supports Trócaire’s work in Malawi to address socio-cultural traditions that expose women and girls to violence, harmful practices such as child marriage, and HIV.


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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

Speaking at the plenary opening session attended by more than 300 participants, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “There is nothing that can justify these practices. No religious or cultural belief or medical reason…

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Two years on: the fund to end violence against children

Since 2016 $68,000,000 has been raised and $37,600,000 invested in 49 organisations. The scale of support for these initiatives is impressive, but more resources and momentum from across the public and private sectors are required to respond to a pervasive…

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The first US summit to end female genital mutilation

The momentum generated by summits like this is the lifeblood of change. At the heart of the movement to end FGM are the survivors who represent the most vulnerable and at risk – those without a platform to speak. Activists…

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