Deputy UN chief stresses power of technology to protect women and girls from violence
Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson highlighted the power of technology to empower women and girls, especially to protect them from violence, and create a safer world for all vulnerable groups at the event, “Harnessing the Power of Technology to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls” at United Nations Headquarters on 15 July. He also highlighted the Secretary-General's global campaign ‘UNiTE to End Violence against Women,’ which is successfully mobilizing governments, civil society and other partners. The United Nations General Trust Fund is an essential part of this effort. Grants from the trust fund have helped 24 million girls and women around the world. The Secretary-General has set an ambitious goal for the Trust Fund: to award $100 million in grants annually by 2015. This work against violence and for security is also essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

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