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The Spotlight Initiative thematic focus in the Caribbean is the reduction in prevalence and incidence of family violence. Family violence includes physical, social, sexual, economic and psychological/emotional abuse and acts of aggression within relationships that are considered as family connections or akin to family. The definition is guided by the domestic violence legislation across the region and the Initiative will take a non-discriminatory approach in advancing a comprehensive approach for all regardless of social status, location, identity or sexual orientation.
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UN Women Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative Small Grant Advertisement on Responding to the impact of family violence on survivors and groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination/marginalisation in the Caribbean
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UN Women MCO- Caribbean is announcing Call for Proposals (CFP BRB30/CFP 2021/10) for Implementing Partners (For Civil Society Organizations – CSOs) to provide Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Counseling, Soft Skills Counseling, logistical support for workshops and the development of a tool on addressing EVAW using social protection in St. Lucia.
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UN Women MCO - Caribbean invites Proposals (CFP BRB30/SGA 2021/03) from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) based in Grenada and Jamaica to be awarded Small Grants to contribute to the Spotlight Initiative objectives to prevent and end family violence.
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The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean, seeks to partner with a Civil Society Organisation (Non-Governmental Organizations [NGO] to; endow children and young people out-school with knowledge, skills, attitudes and strategies for addressing conflict and responding to stress and stressors that arise in relationships and establish and model an atmosphere of respect within group relations among and between young people and, to organize interventions to engage men and boys towards ending violence against women and girls.
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The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean, seeks to partner with an Implementing Partner  (Non-Governmental Organizations [NGO])  to provide support  to women's rights groups, CSOs, and relevant stakeholders through the coordination of actions aimed at strengthening their knowledge and capacity to influence the implementation of national laws and policies on gender equality and violence against women and girls (VAWG) . Submission deadline: 11:59 pm (EST)...
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UN Women is announcing Call for Proposals (CFP 004) for Implementing Partners (For Civil Society Organizations- CSOs) to s upport the establishment of a Parliamentary caucus on family violence and support Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and Family Violence (FV) training series for parliament, local government and CSOs in targeted parishes/communities . Submission deadline: 11:59 pm (EST)  on (date) _ 23 rd  December 2020.   Please view:  Spotlight Jamaica - Call...
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The UN and EU invites nominations for individuals working in civil society and have knowledge and experience in addressing gender-based, domestic and family violence and related women’s rights and gender equality issues to be part of the Spotlight Initiative’s Civil Society Regional Reference Group. All nominations will be reviewed by a Selection Committee comprising up to five civil society members, two UN members, one EU member and one government member. Individuals may nominate...
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UN Women plans to award small grants to eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago to receive grants in order to contribute to the objectives of the Spotlight Initiative objectives to prevent family violence.
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will be visiting the Caribbean region for the first time this week, making stops in Barbados, followed by Jamaica.