In response to the UN Trust Fund’s 22nd Call for Proposals, the UN Trust Fund received 1,086 applications from 108 countries and territories for a total value of USD 434 million. In total, 24 organizations in 21 countries and territories were awarded grants for a total amount of USD 9.2 million.
This round of funding includes five new projects working to prevent and end violence against women and girls with disabilities. In addition, four projects support the needs of women and girl refugees and internally displaced survivors of violence in the context of forced displacement and humanitarian crises.
The UN Trust Fund’s 22nd cycle of grants also prioritized support to women-led, women’s rights and small organizations. Of the projects funded, 22 are women-led organizations.
In 2020, Ohana was selected by the United Nations Trust Fund as well as UN Woman, to implement the project of "Ending Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities" in the Yogyakarta Region of Indonesia. The project, with a duration of 3 years, places OHANA alongside 23 other organizations in 21 countries around the world to take part in this multifaceted initiative.
Project Description: In Indonesia, often women and girls with disabilities live in poverty or live in isolation in villages or institutions. Service providers, local authorities and community leaders are not fully equipped to meet their needs, and gender-based violence prevention efforts and services are often inaccessible to women with disabilities.
Through the funding of a UN Trust Fund small grant, the women-led organization OHANA is implementing this project to end violence against women and girls living with disabilities in five districts of Yogyakarta city. The project is working with women and girls with low education and literacy levels, and those living in poverty and in rural areas. Activities include:
capacity building for health and social service providers and mental health institutions to provide inclusive and accessible services;
outreach and education through campaigns and workshops;
“ohana circles” for survivors that provide information and referrals to service providers; and
advocacy at the national level on a pending law to end sexual violence.