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UN Women Spotlight Initiative Guyana Call for Small Grants: Increasing social accountability for at-risk groups and youth and supporting social justice activism in Guyana
This Call for Small Grants seeks to engage on social accountability for legislation and the conduct of service providers to specific at risk groups, including at-risk youth and network building among CSOs to support social justice activism on GBV and Family Violence
Caption Text Georgetown, Guyana : 1 in every 2 women in Guyana has or will experience Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in their lifetime. The first comprehensive national survey on gender-based violence in Guyana revealed that more than half (55%) of all women experienced at least one form of violence. More than one in ten have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a male partner in the past 12 months. The Guyana Women’s Health and Life Experiences Survey (WHLES)...
It is expected that the law enforcement response to gender-based violence reports will be strengthened for several countries as selected officers embark on a two week internship programme with the Ottawa (Canada) Police Services Department.