The Spotlight Initiative in Guyana addresses the root causes of violence against women and girls (VAWG) with an emphasis on prevention. It introduces and expands on preventive measures, addresses legislative and policy gaps, improves institutional capacities, augments service delivery systems especially in remote communities, enhances data collection, and uses and build a stronger civil society response to ensure justice is delivered to women and girls experiencing multiple forms of discrimination and violence.
Total cost: $4,105,441 | Direct beneficiaries: 148,428 | Indirect beneficiaries: 750,000
Integrated and interactive services for most vulnerable
Enabling access to essential service and case management and data innovations involving government, civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities.
Creating positive masculinities
Building linkages with organizations of men and boys to promote healthy masculinities.
Leadership and alliances for behaviour change
Leadership and alliances for women’s activism and behaviour change across ethnic, political, religious and geographical spectrums involving state institutions, CSOs, private sector and communities. Partnership and funding compact between Government and CSOs.
New areas and forms of violence
Examine new and unaddressed areas of family and gender-based violence such as cybercrime and sexual harassment.
RUNOs and RCO working as a team with joint coordination functions co-supervised by the RC.
Forming teams around innovative approaches using intersectional principles.
UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA
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