Leading government donors include Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Malta, Mauritius, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, and Trinidad and Tobago are also acknowledged for their support.
Private sector donors include Johnson & Johnson, which contributed funds to pioneer evidence based programming at the intersection of violence against women and HIV and AIDS. Avon Foundation for Women, in partnership with UNIFEM (now UN Women), launched the Avon Empowerment Fund, which resulted in a US$1 million contribution to the UN Trust Fund for grant-making in 2008. Other private sector partners are Macy’s, TAG Heuer and Omega.
Foundation supporters include the United Nations Foundation and the Cinema for Peace Foundation, based in Berlin, Germany. The UN Trust Fund has also benefited from the generosity of the Conrad Hilton Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.
Long-standing funding partners from civil society include Zonta International, a worldwide network of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy; UN Women National Committees from Austria, Iceland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, which are volunteer organizations supporting UN Women’s mission and programmes; and the Transition Network and World Day Prayer.
The UN Trust Fund was featured as a Commitment to Action by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in 2009. Commitments to Action involve translating practical goals into meaningful and measurable results tracked over time, and promote collaboration among governments, the private sector, NGOs and global leaders to confront pressing global problems. This Commitment is part of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. In recognizing the crucial contributions of the UN Trust Fund, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign has launched a drive to raise an annual US$100 million for the UN Trust Fund by 2015, the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
The UN Trust Fund is also grateful to individual donors and supporters. UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, Nicole Kidman, has personally dedicated herself to mobilizing individual and corporate support, including as spokesperson for the Say NO–UNiTE to End Violence against Women platform for action. This global call to action, launched by UNIFEM (now UN Women) in November 2009, advances the objectives of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.