Effective Partnerships

Working to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG) requires multiple stakeholders to work together effectively to address the drivers of VAWG, provide support and services to VAWG survivors, and create an enabling environment for sustainable change.

In this section, you can find tips, lessons and examples on establishing effective programme partnerships with a range of stakeholders at national, local and community level, learning from the experience of the Spotlight Initiative and the wider sector. You can take our guided journey through these pages and resources using the interactive carousel below or click on a 'key steps' menu link to read in detail about working with different types of partners.

Spotlight Initiative

Approach to partnerships

The Spotlight Initiative invested significant time and resources in setting up multi-stakeholder partnerships to ensure the relevance, effectiveness ownership and sustainability of its programmes. Click on the links below to discover key learnings from the Spotlight Initiative - and the wider sector - about how to work with different kinds of partners:  

National level 

Implementing partners 

Community stakeholders