The Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), administered by the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, was created by the Secretary-General in 2016 to strengthen the response and support of victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
Funding provided by the Trust Fund is directed to projects aimed at addressing gaps in services to assist and support victims, and sustainable economic empowerment with a focus on income generation activities.
Trust Fund funds aim to provide beneficiaries with support and assistance services which include, but are not limited to:
a. Medical services, including sexual and reproductive health services;
b. Psychosocial services, including dealing with stigma and discrimination;
c. Legal services and access to an effective remedy;
d. Immediate material care as necessary such as food, clothing, emergency safe shelter, education, and essential medicines and services.
Entities from the UN system (Secretariat, agencies, funds and programmes) and non-UN organisations that provide assistance and support to victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and children born as a result of SEA are eligible to submit project proposals.
Project proposals shall be submitted as part of the annual submission and are accepted between 15 Sep – 15 Oct each year.
The project proposals should include detailed and comprehensive information on:
1) what services are currently being available to the victims of SEA in the country
2) who will implement the project activities
3) what activities will be implemented
4) what is the start and end the of the project
5) what is the cost of the project (detailed breakdown of activities and related cost)
6) how many individuals will benefit from the project) and how will the project beneficiaries be identified
7) how the project progress will be monitored.
More information on the proposal submission process can be found here.