UNIFEM, UNAIDS and Johnson & Johnson Announce Grants for Combined Strategies to End Violence against Women and Prevent HIV and AIDS
UNIFEM, UNAIDS and Johnson & Johnson announced that they are providing grants to organizations in five countries to address links between gender-based violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The grants will be provided by Johnson & Johnson through the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, a multilateral funding mechanism administered by UNIFEM. The Trust Fund became operational 10 years ago and has so far awarded some $13 million to 226 initiatives in more than 100 countries.
The five new grantees include organizations from Botswana, the Dominican Republic, India, Nigeria and Vietnam. Each will pursue innovative strategies to raise awareness, uphold laws, provide medical assistance, train service providers and reduce stigma and discrimination to empower women.
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